We have prepared for you the milestones that make these moments unforgettable by experiencing innovations throughout your nine-month pregnancy…
Pregnancy may seem like a milestone in itself, but the truth is, there are many mini milestones interspersed throughout 40 weeks of pregnancy. The first ultrasound, the first nausea, the first craving… Get ready for the surprises of this sweet adventure that you will never forget for the rest of your life, and that you can keep a pregnancy diary and present to your child in the future. Here are some of the obvious and not so obvious milestones for your average pregnancy;
1. POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST
The tests you first learned that you were pregnant or not, will be engraved in your memory as a moment when your motherhood feelings first started and you had a shock. Don’t be surprised if this feeling stuns you. Don’t be surprised how overwhelming it can feel. From joy to fear and everything in between, you may experience a wide variety of emotions that you didn’t expect with a big positive.
2. MORNING DISEASES
Okay, maybe it didn’t sound all that exciting when you first read it. After all, it is not something you like to feel sick. But you’ll feel even happier each time, as the little symptoms you experience in the early stages of pregnancy confirm your pregnancy test. Your nausea is the biggest proof that you are pregnant!
3. FIRST DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT
Despite the reliability of home pregnancy tests, there is nothing like a doctor’s confirmation of your pregnancy. Hearing your midwife or doctor say “You are pregnant”. This can feel so crazy real. Before the first doctor’s appointment, you will feel agitated.
4. TELLING SOMEONE YOU ARE PREGNANT
Deciding when and with whom to share your pregnancy news is a personal matter, but no matter when you decide to share your pregnancy announcement, you can be sure it’s a turning point. It sounds really exciting and a little scary all rolled into one. Will the person respond positively? Are you planning to surprise them? Or will your announcement be greeted with a cool welcome? These are all common fears as we skip this milestone.
5. END OF THE FIRST THREE MONTHS
Having your first trimester behind you says a lot. It means the risk of miscarriage is greatly reduced for most people, which is a big deal. This means you can truly enjoy the pregnancy and stop worrying. There is also an aspect of the fun parts of pregnancy that has yet to come. Gone are the days of morning sickness when showing a belly didn’t help.
6. GET THE FIRST THING FOR THE BABY
Some families have beliefs about when it is appropriate to buy something for the new baby. This means that they will not buy anything before the baby is born, other families will immediately start buying. But buying a new outfit for a baby or even a piece of furniture for the nursery can be a big milestone.
7. HEARING THE BABY’S HEART BEAT
Hearing the baby’s heartbeat will cause you to experience emotions that you cannot describe. Although it may sound much faster than you expect, the first moment you and your partner hear about your baby! This is a sign that the baby is doing well, your pregnancy is on track. Take someone with you to experience this joy together.
8. WEAR PREGNANT CLOTHING
Don’t laugh, but wearing maternity clothes is a milestone. In fact, many first-time moms try to rush it. They cannot wait for external proof that they are pregnant. The problem with rushing is that you end up not realizing that you can’t stand your maternity clothes.
9. FEELING THE BABY MOVE
It’s great to feel the first few flutters. You may even spend a few days trying to guess whether you’re feeling it or not. Whether you describe it as gas, butterfly, or bubble, you’ll love these baby kicks.
10. FIRST PREGNANCY CROTION
Don’t laugh, but it’s kind of fun when you realize how badly a craving can hit and the crazy things you might want, when you realize that pregnancy desire is a real thing. Within reason, enjoy this craving and pamper yourself appropriately.
11. LEARNING THE GENDER
Whether you learn it early in pregnancy or at birth, hearing the words “This is a…” will change your life forever. There are many ways to learn and many ways to celebrate.
12. SOMEONE FEELING THE BABY’S MOVEMENTS
So there is a distinct difference between you feeling your baby’s movement and someone else’s feeling the baby’s movement. Typically there is a month or more between two events. Being able to share your baby in this way is a wonderful and intimate moment.
13. ATTENDING BIRTH CLASSES
Attending childbirth classes is very exciting. You probably won’t start your class until at least halfway through your pregnancy, usually until it’s over near the start of your third trimester. Both the beginning and the end of your class signal your baby’s birthday is approaching, and you’re ready!
14. BEGINNING OF THE THIRD TRIMESTER
While nine months may seem like a really long time, around the fourth week when you tested positive, the truth is that time can fly really fast. Many mothers note that the beginning of the third trimester is a real shock for them, when they realize that two-thirds of their pregnancy is already over.
15. PREPARING THE BABY’S ROOM
Whether you have a formal nursery or a corner in your baby’s room, announcing that your home is ready is a big step. All the planning and decisions about what you need and how to organize things are much bigger than most parents imagine.
16. WEEKLY DOCTOR CHECKS
Your doctor’s appointments, which started at long intervals at first, start to become more frequent in recent months. Especially in the last month, you start going to the controls every week. Yes, it is true that you have come to the end of the 9-month period, and soon you will hold your baby in your arms.
17. PREPARING YOUR BIRTH PLAN
As the end of your pregnancy approaches, you will want to finish your birth plan and send it to all concerned. When you do, you can really feel that this baby can emerge. In addition, such arrangements will allow you to save unforgettable moments by noting them.