Joy, excitement, anticipation, and nervousness are just a few of the emotions you may feel if you've recently found out you're pregnant. It's a wonderful time, but it can also be overwhelming. A pregnancy checklist will help you stay organized!
We've put together a handy early pregnancy checklist to serve as a guide for you throughout your maternity journey. See the following lists:
When you find out you're pregnant, you should do the following:
◻️ Schedule a consultation with an obstetrician.
◻️ Quit smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs, all of which can harm your baby's development.
◻️ Rest as much as you can.
◻️ Make an appointment for your teeth to be cleaned.
◻️ Follow food safety precautions.
The Pregnancy Essentials Kit consists of the following items:
◻️ A Good Moisturizer
◻️ Belly Support Band
◻️ Maternity Clothing
◻️ Prenatal Monitoring Devices
Advisable to take/do the ff:
◻️ Daily intake of prenatal vitamins
◻️ Folic acid
◻️ Keep hydrated. -ALL THE TIME
◻️ Consume nutritious foods (avoid salty ones)
◻️ Maintain a regular exercise routine.
Morning Sickness and Digestive Care:
◻️ Eat fewer, smaller meals more frequently. Not eating can worsen nausea.
◻️ Ginger can help to calm your stomach. Ginger, according to studies, can help satisfy an upset stomach.
◻️ Some foods should be avoided.
◻️ Avoid foul odor.
◻️ Begin aromatherapy.
◻️ Timing is best to take prenatal vitamins.
◻️ Get some sea-band wristbands or get some acupuncture.
◻️ Get up and take a walk.
◻️ Begin thinking about baby names.
◻️ Choose a pediatrician for your child.
◻️ Begin preparing the nursery.
◻️ 4-6 infant t-shirts
◻️ 6-8 short-sleeved onesies
◻️ 4-6 long-sleeved onesies
◻️ 4-8 pajama sets
◻️ 6-8 pairs of socks
◻️ 2 - pairs of soft booties (optional before a baby walks)
◻️ 4-6 pairs stretch cotton pants
◻️ 2-4 cotton sweaters or hoodies
◻️ 2- knit caps
◻️ A sun hat
◻️ 2-3 pairs of scratch-free mittens
◻️ 4-5 outfits that are seasonally appropriate for going out and about
◻️ Infant snowsuit and/or bunting (if you plan to go out in the cold)
◻️ 3- large cotton blankets
◻️ 8 - receiving blankets (they also make handy burp cloths)
◻️ Mild soap for laundry
◻️ Wet wipes
◻️ Baby oils
◻️ Diaper cream to prevent rash
◻️ Get a baby keepsake book.
◻️ Items for feeding
◻️ Breast pump
◻️ Lots of bibs
◻️ Burp cloths
◻️ Containers for milk storage (here are some essential safety tips on storing breastmilk)
◻️ Nursing bras (if buying before the baby is born, buy one cup size larger than your pregnant bra size)
◻️ Breast pads (disposable or washable)
◻️ Lotion for sore nipples
◻️ Nail clippers or scissors
◻️ Put a child seat in your car
◻️ Dust all surfaces
◻️ Change table (or just use change pad on top of dresser or bed)
◻️ Rocking chair for feeding and swaddling
◻️ 1 or 2 change pads
◻️ Plastic hangers for closet
◻️ Sunshade for car windows
◻️ Rattles and other baby toys
◻️ Night light
◻️ Tooth box
For labor and delivery:
◻️ Pack hospital bag for Mother
◻️ Cell Phone Chargers
◻️ Sanitary pads (large box)
◻️ Nursing bras or support bras
◻️ Ointment for the breasts and nipples
◻️ Comfortable clothes (you will be in maternity clothes for some time after delivery)
◻️ Ultra-soft toilet paper
◻️ Stool softeners
◻️ Breast pump
◻️ Prenatal vitamins and prescription refills
◻️ Hemorrhoid aids (may need)
◻️ Cushioned seats/cushions for seats (may need)
◻️ Pack hospital bag for Baby
◻️ A going-home outfit
◻️ Your vehicle must have an authorized infant car seat with a correctly installed framework.
◻️ A few sleepers and onesies, socks, and a hat
◻️ A cozy blanket and several receiving blankets
◻️ Package of newborn/size small diapers
◻️ Package of unscented baby wipes
If there's something we've missed, please let us know, and we will gladly update the list for you.
Have a wonderful and safe pregnancy journey!