Believe it or not, nine months can go by quickly, even when you’re pregnant. By now, you’re probably thinking about all the things you can do to prepare for baby. Staying organized and remembering appointments might seem more challenging than ever. To help, consider using a pregnancy journal or calendar. Here, you can keep a checklist of everything you need before and after labor. If you set monthly goals, you’ll find you feel better and more at ease.Jump To Full Article Below
KEEPING A PREGNANCY JOURNAL
Writing thank you notes, remembering endless appointments, meeting prospective pediatricians - sometimes the to-do list before baby can seem endless. To help things seem more manageable, consider a pregnancy calendar or journal.
What to keep in your journal? More accurately, what won’t go in your journal? Keeping track of important dates, scheduling baby care classes, creating a birth plan - all of these things can be kept in your journal.
Also, keeping a pregnancy journal is a great way to tell your new son or daughter just what you were feeling when you were carrying them. Think of all the great memories you can record. And a written journal is a great resource if/when you become pregnant again.
How do I keep a pregnancy journal?
- Make check lists: Keep a section just for checklists. Consider all the things you need for baby, and write them down. Make list of what you might need for your hospital stay. A journal is the perfect place to clear your mind of all your to-dos.
- Record your birth plan: A birth plan is a list of your wishes for labor and delivery. Of course, no one can ever predict how her labor and delivery will go, but writing a birth plan allows you and your partner to discuss how you would like your baby birth’s to be handled.
- Schedule important dates: Planning a baby-moon? Preparing for your shower? A pregnancy calendar is just the thing to keep all your important dates in order.
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