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The Ultimate Natural Pregnancy Checklist | Mother Rising

The Ultimate Natural Pregnancy Checklist | Mother Rising

When I first found out I was pregnant one of my first thoughts was, “What do I do?”. Pregnancy was very exciting, yet extremely abstract and slightly terrifying. I didn’t for the life of me know where to start! If you are pregnant for the very first time this ultimate natural pregnancy checklist will steer you in the right direction for a healthy pregnancy, natural birth and happy postpartum! Let’s get started!

The Ultimate Natural Pregnancy Checklist

The following ultimate natural pregnancy checklist is broken down by trimester – first, second and third. For more detail (why and how), click through to see each trimester’s checklist.

  1. The Ultimate All Natural First Trimester Checklist
  2. The Ultimate Fun Second Trimester To-Do List
  3. The Best Third Trimester Checklist

First Trimester

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! If this is your first pregnancy, remain calm. Pregnancy is not an emergency. The following first trimester checklist isn’t a sprint – there is no rush. Take your time, and meander through this list and implement each task one at a time as it makes sense for you and your lifestyle.

  1. Enjoy frequent naps
  2. Take a quality prenatal vitamin with folate (not folic acid)
  3. Read first trimester pregnancy books
  4. Interview doulas
  5. Interview care providers
  6. Manage morning sickness symptoms
  7. Establish a gentle exercise routine
  8. Eat favorite pregnancy super foods
  9. Buy a pregnancy journal
  10. Schedule quality time with partner

Second Trimester

The second trimester is the golden trimester. Morning sickness fades, baby’s kicks are felt from the outside, an adorable baby bump emerges and the aches and pains are mostly delayed until the third trimester. The second trimester is for FUN! Use this ultimate fun second trimester to-do list to make the most of every week!

  1. Read a favorite second trimester pregnancy book
  2. Implement gentle exercise
  3. Resume healthy eating
  4. Book a prenatal massage
  5. Sign up for a childbirth class
  6. Hire a doula
  7. Establish care with the best provider
  8. Book an ultrasound
  9. Plan a gender reveal
  10. Schedule a maternity photoshoot
  11. Pick a pediatrician
  12. Attend a cloth diaper workshop
  13. Attend a babywearing workshop
  14. Register for baby
  15. Plan a babymoon

Third Trimester

The third trimester is the final homestretch before baby. Many things need to be done to ensure a healthy, natural and happy transition to parenthood. Use this third trimester checklist to get things done, without going insane!

  1. Prioritize sleep
  2. Get a pedicure
  3. Hire a housecleaner
  4. Continue gentle pregnancy exercise
  5. Schedule alone time
  6. Schedule social time
  7. Write birth plan
  8. Create packing list for hospital
  9. Tour the hospital
  10. Take a breastfeeding class
  11. Attend a breastfeeding support group meeting
  12. Read third trimester pregnancy books
  13. Communicate postpartum needs
  14. Download contraction timer app
  15. Buy comfortable clothes for postpartum
  16. Buy a postpartum survival kit
  17. Gather homebirth supplies
  18. Prepare for placenta encapsulation
  19. Prepare for water breaking
  20. Attend your baby shower or mother blessing
  21. Complete a natural baby registry
  22. Wash and organize baby clothes and diapers
  23. Finish baby nursery or mastursery
  24. Pick baby’s name
  25. Install carseat
  26. Meet with doula
  27. Plan for baby announcements
  28. Stock the freezer and pantry
  29. Stock up on consumables
  30. Finish thank-you’s
  31. Pay bills and catch up on paperwork
  32. Arrange for child and pet care
  33. Clean vehicles

The Ultimate Natural Pregnancy Checklist

Again, I highly encourage you to click through the following trimester checklists to read more information about why each task is on a list and how to implement it in the daily life.

  1. The Ultimate All Natural First Trimester Checklist
  2. The Ultimate Fun Second Trimester To-Do List
  3. The Best Third Trimester Checklist

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