What to Expect When Expecting: Pregnancy Journal & Organizer

The What to Expect When Expecting Pregnancy Journal & Organizer

what to expect when expectingYour Personal Pregnancy Companion

A Journal and daily diary to record all those memorable moments in the making of your baby—from the test coming back positive to the first ultrasound. From the first kick to delivery to the first cuddle.

An Organizer to keep track of everything pregnancy: practitioner visits and shopping lists, birthing plans and birth announcements, baby names and baby gifts.

An All-in-One Place to write down everything you’ll want to remember about the most exciting nine months of your life.

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Question by shesxchaotic: Anyone have recommendations on a good pregnancy journal and books?
Hi there. I am looking for a good pregnancy journal. Like one that has somewhere to put ultrasound and belly pictures and can record how I’m feeling and when I feel the first kick, etc. I know they sell them on Amazon.com but there are so many!!

Also any pregnancy books that you could suggest would be great as well.

Answer by strawberry
I love the What To Expect books. I read What To Expect When You’re Expecting and just started What To Expect The First Year. Also a great book to get to help know what to buy for the baby is Baby Bargains, it has helped my husband and I figure out what we actually NEED and what are good buys for every price range. Good luck!

The First Week Sign of Pregnancy ? Time to Get Alerted To Your Pregnancy

The first week sign of pregnancy ticks the alarm that you have started blooming a new life inside you. The pregnancy symptoms are not so visible in the first week of pregnancy. Both your physical and mental health undergoes certain changes after you become pregnant. Make a note of all these changes that start surfacing as early pregnancy symptoms within a couple days from conceiving. Onset of these symptoms at the first week of pregnancy marks implantation of fetus in the uterus and gradual development of it in your body.

Drastic hormonal changes take place during this phase to support growth of the baby and the symptoms are just your body’s reaction to these changes. Hence, take care of your body and monitor each first week sign of pregnancy and add to your pregnancy journal to create a week by week pregnancy calendar till the end of nine months course of pregnancy. Pregnancy journals or calendars help women to observe if they are making healthy progress towards childbirth.

How To Determine First Week Of Pregnancy

Now many women wonder how to calculate their pregnancy. Which is the first day of their nine months course of pregnancy? Usually, the first day of the last menstrual period commences the nine months duration of pregnancy. That means the day on which the last normal menstrual period ends is the day when you have become pregnant.

Usually, the ovulation is a thirty-day period and during this time, egg from ovary travels gets into fallopian tube where it is fertilized by a sperm and then descends to uterus for getting developed. The period when the fertilized egg gets into the inner lining of the uterus is considered the first week of pregnancy. Implantation of the fertilized egg at the inner lining of the uterus can be perceivable by slight bleeding and other symptoms. Take care to notice each first week sign of pregnancy for the right calculation of the pregnancy period and to be prepared for the childbirth, gradually.

First Week Pregnancy Symptoms

Following are the most probable changes pregnant women are supposed to undergo at the first week of pregnancy – When you are suddenly experiencing a degree of enhanced exhaustion even If you are a full-fledged healthy, active workingwoman, you should take it seriously. Women many tend to feel a heightened level of exhaustion and may even faint due to low blood pressure. Feeling nausea in the morning or throughout the day is a prevalent first week sign of pregnancy. Often your stomach may prone to feel queasy and feel aversion to foods.

Frequent urination is another first week sign of pregnancy. If you are expecting pregnancy, you may rush to bathroom more frequently than ever. Enlarging of your uterus to accommodate growth of the fetus inside it pushes your bladder and cause frequent urination. Implantation bleeding is a significant first week sign of pregnancy. Because this bleeding results from implanting of egg in the uterus, it is termed as implantation bleeding. This light bleeding may accompany slight abdominal cramping.

Your breasts will show significant changes such as varicose veins, getting larger, more tender, sore and sensitive. You will undergo dramatic mood swings and depression, anxiety, sudden onset of joy etc. This drastic transition of mood is an outcome of hormonal changes. Gas is an embarrassing first week sign of pregnancy. However, you can reduce such discomforts by enriching your meals with adequate fibers and cutting down on spices. Constipation can accompany this gas symptom of pregnancy.

To reduce discomforts of first week sign of pregnancy, consume proper diet containing vitamin, mineral and folic acid as per charted by your doctor.

First week sign of pregnancy is very difficult to detect because even the early pregnancy symptoms or very early signs of pregnancy start showing in the second or third week. When the pregnancy symptoms become obvious, you can start maintaining a pregnancy journal to keep a week-by-week pregnancy track. Early Pregnancy Symptom provides more information and details about pregnancy signs and symptoms.

Check out a pregnancy planner in the sidebar at the right hand side of the page, or choose from a wide range of pregnancy planners for sale here >>> Pregnancy Planner

Comments on What to Expect When Expecting: Pregnancy Journal & Organizer

ctando @ 12:47 am #

Pregnancy Planner Review by ctando for The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal & Organizer
I have 4 kids and one of these for each of them. They made keeping track of what questions I had for the doc, weight changes, allowed meds, etc a lot easier. I don’t think (as a first time mom) that I would’ve known just what to write down. As I’ve gone along with other pregnancies, I’ve learned to be more detailed in my writing and now go back to past journals as reference materials. Just when did heartburn kick in? When did I get to the point when I had trouble sleeping or rolling over?

The cons, as other reviewers have noted, mainly have to do with the layout. It’s just not as easily accessible as it could be. I dealt with this by getting reusable sticky page markers and wrote the most important sections down: OB Appointments, Journal area, etc. Another beef I had was that there weren’t quite enough slots for the appointments for me. There were periods when I had more frequent visits than usual and I ended up having to write on the reverse side of the previous page. If you have a difficult pregnancy, this may be an issue. Also, they only give you a small square for each week of journaling. I had way more to write than I had space and ended up writing very tiny to squeeze it all in.

Keep a pencil with it with a book/magazine to read in a small tote bag to grab on your way to the OB’s. Just don’t keep it where small children can get to it…

Reviewer IV @ 12:52 am #

Pregnancy Planner Review by Reviewer IV for The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal & Organizer
The previous poster must be reviewing the wrong book or the planner, because this journal and organizer is AMAZING — and not a calendar.

This has a daily journal that you can fill in, and it has an entire organizer section that includes things like doctor visits and recommendations, a fill in birth plan, exercise and weight gain tracker, place to list all the people to call when you’re in labor, a place to write down things to help shopping for baby, and lots more.

I had the old version of this book for my last pregnancy and filled every inch. I just bought this new version for my current pregnancy and can’t wait to start filling in this one. A definite five-star!!

Tired Mommy @ 1:32 am #

Pregnancy Planner Review by Tired Mommy for The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal & Organizer
This organizer is great if you actually use it. The best parts are the areas to write down questions for your next dr. visit, and what dr. told you at each visit. Also has areas for tracking daily movements (after 5 months), and an area to make sure you’re getting the appropriate number of servings of each food type in the food pyramid, daily. I used that dedicatedly and only gained 20 pounds!!!!WOW Also has area to record baby gifts received, thank you notes written, baby names you like etc. and it’s only about 1 inch thick. Easily fit in my purse for Dr. visits.

I will definitely get another one for my next pregnancy.

K. Mienke @ 1:39 am #

Pregnancy Planner Review by K. Mienke for The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal & Organizer
The only thing I didn’t like was there are no pockets to put papers, phamplets, etc from the doctor/hospital. Otherwise I think the pages are great and has plenty of places to record your information.

Holly @ 2:03 am #

Pregnancy Planner Review by Holly for The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal & Organizer
I wanted something a little more fun to record my pregnancy. My mom picked this up for me when I requested a journal. In looking over it I think there are too many lists and questions. I was looking more for something fun to write some thoughts down, put some pictures in. I think I won’t use most of this book because I’m not really a list person. If you are more organized and enjoy making lists, than this book is good for you.