40 Things To Do for 40 Weeks of Pregnancy
The excitement (or anxiety) that occurs when that test is positive can only be understood by those who have experienced pregnancy, surrogacy, adoption, etc. No matter your parenthood journey, there is a limited time before a baby arrives. You only have 40 weeks (give or take) to grow (help grow, or watch him grow) a perfect little bundle of joy! We have complied a list of the 40 To-Do’s you should check off throughout your 40 weeks of pregnancy:
- Take a birthing class: No matter what your view of birth is, take a natural birthing class. You may learn something inspiring, or you may learn how to handle labor if your birth plan does not pan out.
- Educate yourself on pregnancy, labor, and caring for a newborn: Spend more time reading then decorating. (Little tidbit: average pregnancy is 41 weeks 1 day, NOT 40 weeks.)
- Eat whole, healthy foods: The placenta is a sponge, not a filter. Provide healthy fats, lots of protein, and plenty of unprocessed foods for your growing little one.
- Attend a la leche league or nursing support group to learn everything you can about breastfeeding: Being prepared is the first step to a successful nursing journey. (And MAN are those LLL leaders knowledgeable!) Visit LLLI.org to find a group near you.