This is a guide full of pregnancy tips for first time mom’s from the start of trying to conceive to recovery after birth, if you are thinking about having a baby this is your step by step guide to having a more comfortable pregnancy from start to finish.
Trying to have a baby can be hard! Every month you think is this going to be the time we find out we are pregnant and then the utter disappointment when you find out it’s not. I know where you are coming from girlie, I have been in your shoes and it’s frustrating.
Some women can get pregnant on a dime and other women (the majority of us) have a harder time getting pregnant. One of the key things to remember is not stressing over it and trying to not to think about it, just let it go and it will happen. Enjoy the time you have now because let me tell you, momma life you get no time for you and it’s a lot of work raising a child.
Pregnancy Tips For First Time Mom’s
Here is your guide for first time pregnancy and what to expect every step of the way plus tons of tips, free checklists and outlines to help you get through when you really don’t know what you’re doing.
I wrote this guide for you as a new mom or soon to be new mom to help you be better prepared and make your pregnancy and postpartum a lot smoother than my first pregnancy. I had no idea what I was doing, what happens to your body or how to prepare for a new baby and postpartum.
This guide will help you with each trimester along with a to-do-list, checklist and what you need for postpartum so you aren’t caught off guard. Honestly, I had no clue what happens to your body after having a baby so I didn’t prepare for my own needs. Needless to say, it didn’t go well for me and now I have prepared a whole list for you of things you will need so that your postpartum is way more comfortable than my first one.
Here is an article I wrote about how to get pregnant fast with expert tips and tricks to help you in your journey to motherhood. Everything you need to know from stopping birth control to your diet, exercise, how to conceive a boy or girl, how to know when you ovulate and more.
Signs Of Being Pregnant
If you think you may be pregnant now or are wondering how you would know if you were, this article will guide you through the First Signs of Pregnancy and when it is the right time to test. When you really want a baby this is always on your mind!
I know it was on mine all the time and when I finally gave up on it happening that’s when the signs showed up that I was most likely pregnant or super sick lol.
What Pregnancy Test To Take
You have all the signs of pregnancy now you need to go get a pregnancy test. Well let me tell you that finding the right pregnancy test can be hard, there is a wall of them and knowing which one is right for you can be daunting.
To make this easier for you here is a list of 5 of the best pregnancy tests that you can take before your missed period. Don’t get lost in the ocean of pregnancy tests, after reading this you will know exactly which test you are looking for and feel more confident about your results!
You may want to read this article on the Best Home Pregnancy Test For Early Results
What To Do After You Find Out You’re Pregnant
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I’m sure you are so overjoyed by the news as this is a very exciting time in your life and also a bit stressful trying to figure out what to do next. You will probably tell your husband first but then what do you do after that?
No worries, I have what you need right here!! Everything you need to do after finding out you are pregnant and also when to tell the people in your life about it as well.
Doctor visits can be very stressful especially when you don’t know what to expect this article will explain every visit up until delivery Everything You Need to Know About Doctor Visits During Pregnancy
Now that you are pregnant you will need to be more careful about what products you use on your skin, this article will explain what is good for you to use and what is very harmful to your unborn baby Safe Makeup Brands To Wear During Your Pregnancy
Here is your first-trimester checklist:
If you need to know what your next step is after getting a positive pregnancy test this article may help What You Need to Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant
Like most women you probably are wondering what you need to do to avoid stretch marks, here is an article that you might want to read on doing just that How Can You Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
After getting such exciting news it is normal to want to tell everyone, but the question is should you?! If this is you this is a great article that will help you decide what time is best to let people know you are pregnant When To Announce Your Pregnancy
Here Are All The Pregnancy Tips For First Time Mom’s By Trimester
I also have free printable checklists to help you stay organized through your pregnancy, I know how hard it is to be organized when you have a lot of things going on and MoMA brain at the same time.
Now you can check things off when they are done and not worry about where you put that scrap of paper with your to-do list on it!
During the first trimester, you are going to have many things to deal with such as morning sickness, some women are lucky and don’t have to deal with this but if you do this article has great tips on How to Deal With Morning Sickness
If you decided that you want to keep your pregnancy a secret for a little while you will find a great article on How to Hide Your Pregnancy Without Anyone Noticing
Wondering when your baby bump is going to appear so that you feel pregnant you will want to read this article on When Do You Start to Show During Pregnancy
Cramps during pregnancy are going to happen, here is a helpful article on cramping during pregnancy and when to worry Cramps During Pregnancy
When will you feel those first kicks from your baby and what do they feel like: When Can You Feel The Baby Move
During early pregnancy and sometimes, later on, you may deal with headaches, if so you may like this article on Daily Headaches While Pregnant and How to Stop Them
As soon as you find out you are pregnant you will want to start eating better, for a list of things you should eat and what to avoid you will find this article very helpful What to Eat During Pregnancy
Some things to be aware of during your pregnancy are warning signs, I’m not trying to scare you rather help you know what they are so you know when to worry and what is normal Danger Signs During Pregnancy That You Need To Know
All the things you need to know about your second-trimester pregnancy symptoms and how to deal with them are in this article Everything You Need to Know About 2nd Trimester
Wondering what things you need to get done in the second trimester while you still have the energy? You may find this article really helpful along with the checklist above Your Ultimate 2nd Trimester To Do List
Do you have strange cravings right now, if so then you will want to read this article Pregnancy Cravings And What They Mean
One of the worst symptoms in pregnancy is having back pain from the added weight in the front, here is an article you may find really helpful Back Pain During Pregnancy: 13 Ways To Relieve It
If your having trouble sleeping at this point this article has great tips on how to be more comfortable, you may want to give it a read How to Sleep When Your Pregnant
When it comes to getting ready for the baby it is a good idea to start working on your birth plan now, if you need some help and outline you may find this article helpful Making a Birth Plan That Works
In your third trimester, you have a few things left to do, in order to not forget anything I put together an article on your third-trimester to-do-list and you get a free outline and checklist you may want to check it out The Complete Third Trimester To Do List
In your third trimester, things get a little rough when it comes to symptoms, if you are really struggling right now you might find this article really helpful Third Trimester Symptoms and How to Deal With them so that you can be more comfortable before giving birth to your sweet little one.
Around 28 weeks you will be taking a glucose test here are the things you need to know if you fail and find out you have gestational diabetes, Tips For Managing Gestational Diabetes| Your Survival Guide
Heartburn is really common in the third trimester if you are having problems with this here is an article you may want to read Best Home Remedies for Heartburn During Pregnancy this has natural remedies for heartburn in it.
Swelling during pregnancy is more common during your third trimester but you can help prevent it and reduce it, here is an article you may find extremely helpful Swollen Feet During Pregnancy | How to Reduce It
Are you experiencing shooting pains in your stomach to your crotch if so then it is probably lightening crotch, for more on this read this article Lightning Crotch In Pregnancy
Wondering what you really need for the hospital here is an article you might want to read on What to Pack in Hospital Bag for Mom and Baby with everything you need to pack for mom and baby which works even if you are having a c section.
Get your free printable checklist here!!
Should you get a belly band for postpartum recovery? This article will give you helpful information on what you should know about them Do Postpartum Belly Bands Work | Do You Need One After Pregnancy
What items do you need for the baby and which ones are the best ones? This article may be helpful for you when looking for a baby monitor The Best Baby Monitors
If you decided to breastfeed you may also need a breast pump in between feedings here is an article on finding the best breast pump that you may find very helpful Choosing the Best Breast Pump
When looking for a good baby bottle for your newborn this article breaks down the best bottles and how to choose the right one Best Baby Bottles for Newborns you may want to read this!
Wondering what to put on your baby registry, here are some great ideas and a free checklist to help you get what you need for your new baby Baby Registry Checklist Everything You Will Need For Your Baby
For information on what to expect during postpartum and how long it takes along with really helpful tips, this article might be helpful Postpartum Recovery Timeline| What to Expect
If you know you are going to have a c section or if you end up having one this article would be helpful on what you should and shouldn’t do when healing Recovery After C Section
I also have information on how to write a birth plan for a planned c section with a free template so all you have to do is put in what you want and print it off, Birth Plan For Planned C Section
You will want to have a bag packed specifically for your c section here is what you should have in your bags for mom, dad and baby. What To Pack For Planned C Section
For more information on c section recovery time, this article might be helpful for you C Section Recovery Time
Once you are recovered and get the go ahead with your doctor to exercise this article would be really helpful if you still have a momma belly after a month or two What is Diastasis Recti Postpartum and How to Heal It
Need help with your newborn and some helpful tips this article has everything you need to know as a new mom The Beginners Guide To Baby Care |Tips For New Parents you might find it extremely helpful.
When you start bottle feeding your baby either formula or breastmilk this article may be a big help to you Bottle Feeding Your Newborn Baby | Tips For New Moms
Final Thoughts on Pregnancy Tips for First Time Mom’s
Pregnancy is hard for most mom’s, some mom’s love being pregnant and some don’t and that’s okay. You don’t have to love all the symptoms and body changes, just don’t forget that you are carrying precious gift that you will love so much more then you thought possible.
Take time to enjoy your second trimester with the energy boost and try to get as much done as you can, also go on a babymoon with your husband and spend some quality time together not talking or focusing on the baby.
Having a baby is one of the hardest things on a marriage, always be open and honest with each other and share any fears you may have. This is a journey you are on together and you will need to help one another and teach each other, take it step by step when the baby is born and don’t expect it to be perfect.
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