31 Days of Tips for the Mom to be


Congratulations on your pregnancy! Being pregnant is such an exciting time, it can also be a stressful one, especially if it’s your first time. You have so many questions and there are so many things to do to prepare for your new baby. I’m excited to host 31 days of advice for the mom to be! There are tips for each trimester of pregnancy to help answer questions and give you useful information and resources for all the decisions you’ll need to make. Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter so you can get each new post delivered to your inbox!

A quick word about me

My name is Shari. I’m currently pregnant with my second baby, due at the end of February. I have a wonderful daughter who is 20 months old and currently runs my life! I’m pretty type A so I do a lot of research, I’m hoping all my hours of research can help save you some time. I’m also active in a lot of mom groups so I get information from other moms as well. I am pro vaccines and pro safe sleep practices so you will see me support those in my posts. I write a lot about breastfeeding as well. You won’t find advice on formula feeding here, not because I’m against it, but simply because I did very little of it so I don’t have the knowledge to share. If there’s a topic you’re interested in that I’ve missed feel free to email me at shari@diaryofasocalmama.com and I’ll try my best to write an article on it soon or direct you to a great resource!

pregnancy tips for the first trimester

1.First Trimester Symptoms and how to survive them

2. 25 Clever Pregnancy Announcements

3. What to Expect at your first prenatal appointment

4. Amazing baby names for girls & boys

5. Options for Prenatal testing & screening

6. Week by week Pregnancy to do list (with printable checklist)

7. Pregnancy group acronyms and abbreviations

8. Must have pregnancy items for the mom-to-be

9. The 5 Best Pregnancy Books to read

2nd trimester pregnancy survival guide

10. 7 Common second trimester symptoms

11. Essential items for your baby registry

12. Cute maternity shirts you have to see

13. Why you shouldn’t use a DockATot

14. Essential baby items with printable checklist

15. Choosing a baby monitor: Infant Optics DXR-8 review

16. What does a doula do & do I need one?

17. How to prepare for labor & delivery

18. Which childbirth class is right for you?

the home stretch: pregnancy tips for the third trimester

19. 7 Common Third Trimester symptoms

20. Do I need a Rhogam shot during pregnancy?

21. How to prepare to breastfeed successfully

22. Pain options in childbirth

23. Questions to ask during a hospital tour

24. How to create a birth plan

25. Birth affirmations for every type of birth

26. Choosing a pediatrician for your newborn

27. Benefits of delayed cord clamping

28. Who should be in the delivery room with you?

29. Where to get absolutely free baby items!

30. What to pack in your hospital bag with printable checklist

31. Sweet ways to bond with your newborn

tips for pregnant women