20 Step Pregnancy Checklist
Step By Step Pregnancy List
Ok, so you’ve learnt your pregnant. Now what? Firstly, congrats! You are in for quiet an adventure! See my article on my own pregnancy story or read on for a simplified list of things to check off while you are pregnant.
Where do I start?
1. Call your doctor and make an apt.
Find out how far along you are (if you keep track of your periods you can state the first day of your last period as the day you conceived). Here is an awesome app for tracking your period and your most fertile days. Of course, you can also buy a digital test to give you a rough idea.
2. Start taking prenatal vitamins.
Start the vitamins if you haven’t already. I like the First Response brand listed on my Baby Store page.
3. Stay hydrated and eat healthy.
When I was pregnant I was only able to tolerate certain foods for certain lengths. For example, all I wanted to eat was croissants and fried mushrooms. I went through a cucumber week also. But do the best you can. You are burning a lot of calories now growing that little human!
4. Share the news!
When you feel comfortable to, share the news! My husband and I heard to wait until month 3 to avoid letting ourselves and anyone else down if god forbid the pregnancy failed. But we couldn’t wait. We chose to visit family members across southern Ontario and make them unwrap little boxes with pacifiers in them!
5. Let your work know.
If you are working, it is important to not only give your employer fair notice but also for yourself. You may need to avoid heavy lifting and need frequent trips to the bathroom!
6. Join free baby sites.
See these the following sites to sign up and receive free samples! Enfamil, Huggies, Gerber, Heinz, Nestlé Carnation, Johnson & Johnson to name a few.
7. Start the baby product collecting!