Pregnancy to do list
Compiled by our Bub Hub forum members, this is an invaluable printable list of everything that you need to do-plus a few ‘treats’-whilst you are pregnant.
“Baby-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!
Bookmark this page and return to it for the links to the listings and information. Know a friend who is pregnant? Send this to them-they’ll thank you!
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- Book an appointment with your GP to get referrals for blood tests/ ultrasound
- Research your antenatal care options
- Start researching local maternity hospitals
- Calculate your due date
- 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 in our community forum (note, you must be a logged in forum member to view these Due In Group discussions)
- Book in for antenatal screening tests
- Learn which exercises are safe and which to avoid
- Read our newborn essential shopping list – for tips on buying nursery equipment
- Tell your employer about your pregnancy and arrange maternity leave
- Check with your obstetrician/midwife to see if they are happy for you to join a pregnancy exercise class
- Indulge in some stylish maternity clothes
- Strengthen your pelvic floor
- Book yourself into an antenatal and birth preparation class (might seem early, but they do get booked up!)
- Continue with your antenatal screening tests and scans
- Start thinking about baby names
- Start considering your options for labour and birth using our birth plan template
- Have a baby shower!
- Have your baby safety capsule fitted into your car (you need it for that first trip home from the hospital)
- Get the nursery ready
- Stock up on some pantry staples and freeze some meals
- Pack your hospital bag
- Get the paperwork for your newborn started
- Read some tips on coping with a newborn
- Ask our forum members about their experiences and any fears or concerns that you have. It really does help to ask and share.
- Print out the newborn to do list
Thanks to all of our amazing Bub Hub members who helped compile this guide!