*I am not a medical professional. All of this information has come from my own experience and research. If you have any serious questions please, consult a physician.*
Trying to get pregnant? Already pregnant? Are you asking yourself “Why isn’t there a list of EVERYTHING I need to know/get ready?”
I was there! I read about 500 million articles, sifted through the nonsense, made about 20 lists a day, and drove my DH and family crazy!
I am a planner, but more than that I am an anxious planner. Those lists I made, not only did I stress about what was on them, I stressed about what to put on them! What am I going to forget? What order should I do things in?
Fast forward 2 ½ years, and I feel like I am removed enough from pregnancy and the post-partum hormones to share some of my lists with you! Yes, my precious lists of articles, topics, products, and resources at your fingertips. And, don’t you worry I will add a PDF version at the end of these posts without all of my commentary for you to print if you wish.
- OBGYN vs Midwifery/ Why I chose midwife.
- Pregnant can/can’t
- Hospital bag
- Labor and Delivery
- Post- Partum Care
- Hubby To-Do/ Read
- Newborn FYI
- Newborn To-do
These are the lists that I had in my notebook that I carried around. They are most definitely not everything you need to know, nor do you need to stress about everything that I did. I just always felt like the more I read, and understood the less anxiety that I had! Everyone has their own opinion about things, and you can find about 50 different opinions about every topic, but at least I was aware, and not completely clueless.
You might think I am completely outside my mind making lists for everything, but if it helped me, I am hoping it helps someone else!
***Be sure to check the blog for updates! This series will post over the course of a few days!