What to do when you are pregnant; a pregnancy checklist broke down by three pregnancy trimesters and overview of to do list of pregnancy week by week.
Pregnancy week by week checklist in Three Trimesters and 40 Weeks:
It’s time now you should think to take prenatal care and multivitamin along with folic acid daily.
Important time to eat healthy diet and avid all unhealthy foods.
Make appointment with a genetic therapist in case if you fear genetic disorder for your baby.
This is the time you would have your pregnancy test gone positive.
Visit your doctor once you know about your pregnancy for a consult.
You may want to tell your family, friends or colleagues about your pregnancy.
You may visit your human resources department for your company if you are a working lady to get idea about your maternity leave if you will get paid or unpaid.
You may have the ultrasound to find out more about your pregnancy.
You can also think to take any pregnancy care and childbirth preparation courses
Learn newborn care and breastfeeding by taking classes or visiting hospital.
Time for your CVS as Chorionic Villus Sampling test to diagnosis the chromosomal disorders if any.
Your doctor may suggest you a screening test as well to diagnosis Down syndrome or further chromosomal defects.
Now time to enter to your second trimester, and will be preparing for your baby care.
You should start some prenatal yoga class for a healthy pregnancy and comfortable labor.
You may go for tests to screen for chromosomal issues such as neural-tube defects.
You should take your pregnancy serious and start to make a birth plan now.
Talk to your boss regarding your pregnancy and get a plan for your maternity leaves.
You may do an amniocentesis to screen for abnormalities in the developing baby. If your age is 35 or above should do screening for down syndrome and spina bifida.
You may like to know about your baby’s sex at this time. Just know it by a detailed ultrasound.
Wow, Your pregnancy almost has reached the mid time.
You may learn on baby care as you would not get more time for this once baby is arrived
Still many week for your baby to come so you can start making plans after your baby will arrive.
You should take childbirth preparation class now.
At this time is not good idea to start shopping for the baby.
You may like to plan about your babymoon.
Your gestational diabetes test should be done now.
Now you should start your child care planning.
You should have your checkup after every two to three weeks till week 28.
Shop stuff for that you will required at home and in the clinic.
Time to take your childbirth lessons and let know your insurance company about your due date.
You may Book labor or doulas trainers.
You can enjoy your baby shower during this week of your pregnancy.
Time for more preparation, can have a chat with your baby nurses, doulas & lactation expert.
You should make all your baby clothes ready.
May cook more food to freeze for you once you would be back home with you newborn
Time to make all other arrangements, can also choose the best pediatricians for your baby.
You should pack your hospital bag now.
You should get to know some breastfeeding techniques
Time to take your maternity leaves if you are on a job.
It is the time to welcome the baby.