Getting Ready to Welcome Your Baby: Your Pregnancy To-Do List

10 May 2017

If you’re a planner at heart and wondering how to fill your time as you wait for your new baby to arrive, it’ important to get organised for life as a new mum.  While you may have already picked out your very first baby grow, there’s still a whole host of things you’ll need to get sorted before your baby arrives.  This is actually easy to do – particularly if you spread getting ready for your baby over the months.  We’ve put together some of the essentials you’ll need to tick off while you’re transitioning into parent mode.  This will help to avoid any last-minute worries and will give you an easy-to-follow pregnancy to-do list.

  1. Maternity Leave – Get Clued Up

Regardless of whether you’re self-employed or planning a return to work after your pregnancy, it’s important to find out exactly where you stand when it comes to maternity pay and benefits.  You’ll want to enjoy every moment you have with your new bundle of joy, so it’s important to get this all worked out in plenty of time.  If your partner is looking at sharing some of the leave you’re entitled to, it’s important you figure out where his workplace stands on this.

  1. What Baby Kit Do You Need?

The long list of what you need to buy after your pregnancy can definitely seem overwhelming for many expectant parents.  Not only is the list long, it can also seem extremely expensive.  However, we’re happy to tell you that when you break it down, it won’t break the bank if you’re savvy.  If you make a list and stick to purchasing the essentials at first, you’ll be able to see if you can afford to splurge on the designer changing bag you’ve been eyeing up.

  1. Don’t Forget the Car Seat!

If you’re planning on bringing your new baby home from the hospital, you’ll need to buy a properly fitted car seat.  It’s important that you take the time to find the design and style you’re comfortable with.

  1. Your New Parenting Skill Set

While no new mum-to-be has ever felt completely prepared to welcome their new baby, there are some things that you can do to ensure you are confident in your parenting skills.  Attending workshops that cover the newborn basics will help to put your mind at ease.

If you’re interested in learning more about the wide range of workshops offered at Birkenshaw Midwifery Clinic then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!