Use this handy checklist to keep track of things you need to do during your pregnancy. You can print the list on this page.

  • Schedule your first prenatal appointment
  • Start taking prenatal vitamins
  • Review your health insurance if you have one
  • Research and choose a healthcare provider
  • Learn about prenatal screening and diagnostic tests
  • Plan a healthy diet and exercise routine
  • Understand and manage pregnancy symptoms
  • Stay hydrated
  • Begin tracking your pregnancy milestones
  • Take a tour of the maternity unit or birthing centre
  • Start budgeting for baby expenses
  • Set up a nursery if that is a choice for you
  • Plan your maternity leave
  • Prepare a birth plan
  • Attend prenatal classes
  • Arrange childcare for older children and pets
  • Create a baby registry if that is an option
  • Start babyproofing your home
  • Research and attend breastfeeding classes
  • Plan a prenatal massage
  • Pamper your body with soothing oils and regular Kegel exercises
  • Purchase maternity clothes
  • Pack your hospital bag
  • Prepare for postpartum recovery
  • Plan for paternity leave
  • Install car seat

To stay prepared throughout your pregnancy journey, follow this comprehensive timeline: 

  • First Trimester (Weeks 1-12): Schedule your first prenatal appointment, start taking prenatal vitamins, and focus on a balanced diet.
  • Second Trimester (Weeks 13-27): Plan for a mid-pregnancy ultrasound, register for birthing classes, and begin shopping for maternity clothes.
  • Third Trimester (Weeks 28-40): Finalize your birth plan, set up the nursery, and pack your hospital bag with essentials.

Remember to stay active, monitor your baby’s development, and attend all scheduled prenatal visits to ensure a healthy pregnancy.