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Expecting a bundle of joy or know someone who is? Get ready for the big day with the tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Healthy food
- Books or other resources
- Prenatal class
Prepare your body
Prepare your body physically and emotionally by exercising. Walking, swimming, and yoga are great choices.
Keep yourself and your baby healthy by maintaining a healthy diet throughout your pregnancy. Proper nutrition will promote growth and development in the baby, and give you much-needed energy.
Get your house and the baby's room organized so you will be ready when the baby arrives.
Read books and other resources to help you prepare for motherhood and understand the physical changes that your body will undergo.
Attend a prenatal class
Attend a prenatal class to help you focus on your pregnancy and inform you about hospital procedures and pain relief, and to answer any questions you forget to ask your doctor.
Take time to relax
Take time to relax and recharge by taking a long bath, reading a book, or talking on the phone with a friend.
Enjoy your pregnancy
Ask for help and advice from friends and family. Enjoy your pregnancy while you prepare for motherhood.