Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful stages in the female life, therefore there are many things you should try during pregnancy so that you will not regret them.
I asked several women who had tried this experience, about the things they regret not doing during pregnancy.
Their answers differed from woman to woman depending on their interests.
I will show you the answers after I say my personal opinion on this subject.
For me, the most thing I regretted not doing during pregnancy is eating healthy and staying active.
Yes, there are many things it’s better to do during pregnancy:
- Ask your God to give you a healthy baby.
- Quit smoking if you’re a smoker.
- Stop drinking Alcohol.
- Eat healthily, take the pregnancy vitamins.
- Stay active.
- Avoid stress.
- Speak with your baby inside your tummy.
- Prepare yourself for Labour.
- Buy the new baby requirements. You can here have an idea of a what do you really need for a newborn.
- Learn how to avoid postpartum depression.
- Get enough knowledge about the signs of a healthy baby.
- Get enough knowledge about the common mistakes made by new mothers.
- Learn the right way to raise a happy child.
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Now, I’ll show you the answers of the women:
1-pregnancy photo shoot and recording the birth:
- pregnancy photo shoot and I wish I also have a photographer at my birth.
- Take more photos and embrace my beautiful belly baby’s.
- Maternity photos and more bump photos.
- Documenting my growing belly each week, such cool apps out now to do this.
- More newborn pictures.
- I wish I printed more of the digital photos I took since a lot have lost or hard to find throughout years of tech/computer upgrades/transfers. With the next bub, I will definitely be printing every month.
- I regret not getting birthday photos. I was adamant when I was pregnant that I didn’t want to see or have any photos or videos of my labour and the birth, and now when I look back on it I really wish I had.
- Video of Baby moving at 8 months.
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2- pregnancy massage, yoga and exercise:
- Back strengthening exercises as the little beans can get heavy.
- pelvic floor exercises, I really regret not doing it.
- I didn’t have a chance for swimming.
3- Relax and enjoy the pregnancy:
- Sleep..TV..chill..all day..everyday.
- I wish when I was on maternity leave pre-baby I spent more time doing nothing, days in bed, watching TV shows or reading books.
- Relax and enjoy my pregnancy instead of stressing ridiculously about how on earth I’m supposed to push this watermelon out! I literally spent my whole pregnancy petrified of childbirth and didn’t let my self-enjoy the experience.
- Enjoy it! I was so unwell with both my kids that I just didn’t let myself enjoy pregnancy.
- Sleep 24 hours a day uninterrupted!!
4– prepare for labour:
- I regret that I did nothing to prepare for labour and I’ve done nothing post-baby.
- plan and get baby room ready.
5- Eat right and be more active:
- Eat right with my first pregnancy and keep active, now finding it hard to lose weight.
- I ate too much and should have done some exercises.
- Left my bed and remained active.
- Keeping weight under control.
6- Using compression belt:
- I regret not using compression belt Compression belt after babies were born.
7- Spending more time with the partner is one of the things you’ll regret not doing during pregnancy:
- Enjoy the time I got to myself, do more with just me and my partner like dinner, movies, a little holiday, enjoy each other.
- Enjoying more time with my partner and really cherishing that time.
- Going on a little gateway with my husband for a couple of days.
8- Gender reveal party and baby shower:
- I didn’t have a baby shower, I wish I had a little celebration dinner.
- Should have planned my own baby shower instead of waiting for someone to offer.
- Gender reveal party, really regret not doing that.
9- Appreciate the baby inside my belly:
- I didn’t take enough time to appreciate the baby inside my belly. The second he was born I mean asked him inside of me. Having another chance I would have set a reminder in my phone and took 5 minutes a day to still and love that baby in there. Towards the end, I would have talked more to him also.
10- Belly cast:
- I really regret not doing belly cast for my pregnancy.
- After birth, I wish I had done the hand feet/casting.
Another thing they regret not doing during pregnancy:
- Not having pregnancy vitamins.
- 3D and 4D ultrasound.
- Finish work earlier.
- Save money.
- Freezer meals.
- Not going to a Metallica concert.
- Not having a body pillow and maternity clothes.
Now, if you lived this experience before, what are the things you are for doing during pregnancy, and what the things you regret not doing?
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