I recently asked other moms to share their perspective a few important things to know about pregnancy. Whether this is your first pregnancy or beyond, you learn something new every time.
There are a few things that are downright scary like birthing a baby for the first time. And there are things that are beautiful and precious like feeling your baby kick for the first time.
Here are their best tips:
Best Pregnancy Tips.
Learn how to write a birth plan that includes important information about the recovery and bonding post-partum period. This is often left out of many birth plans and it can significantly increase your mood and energy after the birth by having a plan and sticking to it.
If you haven’t had your 20 week ultrasound yet, don’t forget this important step during the ultrasound to help everyone prepare for the baby. It’s a great way to get older siblings involved during the pregnancy.
Looking for awesome ways to style your bump and still maintain a budget? See these cute maternity clothes and outfit ideas!
When preparing for a baby there are many items that you don’t really need. Here are 25 baby items that aren’t necessary and save yourself tons of money.
If you are planning on a natural childbirth, there are several essentials to success. Taking a Bradley Method class with a few other couples is an amazing way to prepare. If you cannot take a Bradley class, there are 8 weeks of free natural childbirth resources lined up for you here!
One thing to know about pregnancy is that during pregnancy there are often loads of questions from strangers you’ve never met. Check out these practical and easy ways to cope with those frequent pregnancy questions.
Keep your spirits up with encouraging quotes for new moms. Post one on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror!
Each pregnancy involves a unique and different experience. Compare your pregnancies to each other using this mom’s perspective as a guide.
Pregnancy weight gain is no joke, but it’s okay to feel content putting the scale away and avoid weighing yourself during pregnancy.
Even if you don’t plan on having a baby shower or this isn’t your first kid, it’s a good idea to create some registries. Choose one of the top 5 baby registry stores that offers an incentive for creating a baby registry, including discounts, freebies, and more!
Learn how to best prepare older siblings for a new baby to encourage a smoother transition. The more preparation, the better!
There are so many things to know about pregnancy. Find out how to really prepare for labor and delivery of your new baby. Plus, decide how you will manage visitors during the initial newborn phase to keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed.
Get creative with the baby gender reveal and have fun getting other kids involved!
Telling a pre-schooler about pregnancy and an upcoming baby is an interesting conversation. Here are 6 amazing tips for having “the talk” with your preschooler.
What’s the major differences between a twin pregnancy versus single pregnancy? Well, besides two babies of course, there are a lot more differences than most people realize. See a side by side comparison here.
Up to 50% of women are likely to experience heartburn at some point in their pregnancies. Read up on smart and effective ways to manage heartburn during pregnancy.
What in the world do you pack in a bag for labor and delivery? Check out these important items when putting your hospital bag together.
The perfect way to siblings to bond with baby during pregnancy–belly painting! Here’s how to get started with pregnancy belly painting!
Stay fit during pregnancy with these aerobic exercises for pregnant women.
Think freezer meals are just for new moms? Make a few for yourself during pregnancy and take a few nights off each week from cooking.
Pregnancy is exhausting! Help yourself manage pregnancy fatigue while caring for a toddler.
Feeling tired during pregnancy but just can’t fall asleep? Try this 4-7-8 sleep hack for the tired mom and you’ll never go back!
Breastfeeding feels very challenging, and downright scary at times. Knowing how to increase your milk supply can help you troubleshoot if needed.
It’s sometimes unpopular to breastfeed on an approximate schedule, but here are several tips for keeping your milk supply flowing and your baby well-fed while breastfeeding on a bit of a schedule.
Wondering how you’ll ever survive breastfeeding? Here’s how to survive your first month.
If you read all the books and do all the right things, and your baby may still grand plan of his or her own. Read these best new mom survival tips to help you prepare before for all the curve balls the baby comes.
I was so grateful for all the friends and family who lifted me up and supported me during my new season of motherhood. Learn how to ask for help and set up support before the baby arrives.
Check out these easy ways to get your baby on a sleep schedule after the initial newborn phase. Simple routines and rhythms can make a huge difference.
Want more things on pregnancy and motherhood?
- 8 Things Only a Mother Would Do One Handed
- Cheers to the Mama
- How I Finally Overcame Stress and Fatigue as a Mom
What do you think are important things to know about pregnancy? Let’s chat in the comments.