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pregnancy to do list

Happy expectant mother

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 link to a useful page on this site with tools and directory listings for your region. This is a quick list - for more comprehensive articles, checklists and fun quizzes to check what you've learned,,, see our Online Pregnancy Guides.

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!

Visit our Pregnancy Info Hub for a complete list of pregnancy products, pregnancy services, articles, tools and more.

first trimester

Book an appointment with your GP to get referrals for blood tests/ultrasound
Start researching local maternity hospitals
Join a 'when are you due' birth group (note you must be a logged in forum member to view these Due In Group discussions)

second trimester

Read our newborn essential shopping list - for tips on buying nursery equipment
Tell your employer and arrange maternity leave
Have a browse around your local baby shop
Check with your OB/midwife to see if they are happy for you to join a pregnancy exercise class
Book yourself into an antenatal & birth preparation class (might seem early, but they do get booked up)
Start thinking about baby names
Start considering your options for labour and birth using our birth plan template

third trimester

Have a baby shower!
Have your baby safety capsule fitted into your car (you need it for that first trip home from the hospital)
Stock up on some pantry staples and freeze some meals
Pack your hospital bag

what next?

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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