Compiled by our bubhub members, this is an invaluable printable list of everything that you need to do - plus a few 'treats' - whilst you are pregnant.
"Preggie-brain" may mean that you are likely to forget things, so keep this list handy and make sure that you don't miss out on important deadlines, appointments and things to do!
Many of the 'To Do' items below links to a useful page on this site with tools and personalised directory listings for your region.
Bookmark this page and return to it for the links to the listings and information. Got a pregnant friend? Send this to them - they'll thank you!
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|Calculate your due date|
|Book an appointment with your GP to get referrals for blood tests/ultrasound|
|Start researching local maternity hospitals & birth centres|
|Sign-up for the week-by-week pregnancy email guide|
|Find out what foods you should avoid - and what foods you SHOULD include|
|Investigate your maternity leave entitlements|
|Join a 'when are you due' birth group|
|Have your Nuchal Translucency Scan around 12 weeks|
|Start thinking about baby names|
|Strengthen your pelvic floor|
|Read our newborn essential shopping list - for tips on buying nursery equipment|
|Have a browse around your local baby shop|
|Check with your OB/doctor whether it is safe to do some pregnancy exercise|
|Indulge in some stylish maternity clothes|
|Buy a pregnancy pillow and/or other body support and health products|
|Book yourself into an antenatal & birth preparation class (might seem early, but they do get booked up)|
|Explore employing a birth attendant or doula or a hypnobirthing specialist|
|Get fitted for a maternity bra|
|Put your name down at local nanny agencies (waiting lists can be huge!)|
|Have your Morphology scan - around 20 weeks|
|Have a baby shower!|
|Book a 3d / 4d ultrasound scan services|
|Have your baby safety capsule fitted into your car (you need it for that first trip home from the hospital)|
|Pack your hospital bag|
|Read up on using modern cloth nappies (mcns) and reviews of mcns and disposable nappies|
|Prepare your older children - have a plan for them while you're in labour|
|Read up on cord blood donation|
|Organise a birth announcement service|
|Print out the newborn to do list|
|Sign up for our baby and toddler emails|
Thanks to all the Bub Hub members who helped compile this guide.
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