Ready for Birth Mom-to-be Checklist

Here’s a rundown of the things you need to do before the big day!

First Trimester

  • Choose a good Ob-Gyne
  • Take childbirth preparation classes

Second Trimester

  • Create a birth plan
  • Talk to your health insurance company
  • Do research on cord blood banking
  • Prepare your home for the new baby
  • Explore child care options
  • If you have older kids, prepare them for the new baby
  • If you work outside the home, inquire about the procedure for filing maternity leaves
  • Start shopping for baby’s needs

Third Trimester

  • Prepare your new baby announcements
  • Make sure the nursery is ready and stocked with supplies
  • Make arrangements for the management of your household while you are at the hospital; this includes who’ll be taking care of your older children, if you have
  • Decide on whether you are doing cord blood banking
  • File your maternity leave
  • Activate your birth plan

Philippine Association for Childbirth Education

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