Things to do during pregnancy so that you will not regret

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.

Things you should try during pregnancy

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:

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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:

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.

Also read:

17 things you should never ever do to your baby in his first year. 

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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23 thoughts on “Things to do during pregnancy so that you will not regret”

  1. Wow, these are some really good tips for pregnancy. Gosh you made this easier for every ladies out there. Anything else I can help with? I love the part where you can be lazy for few days. Whoever says, that they do not want this, need to check again.

  2. Oh, some good points there.
    I didn’t go for a pregnancy photo shoot but I’m not sure if I regret it.
    But yes I did watch a lot of movies in the hall when I was pregnant because it’s very difficult to do with a kid in tow 🙂

  3. The first thing you mentioned is the most important one IMO. I always pray throughout my pregnancy that the Lord would give me a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. I have three beautiful children and we are praying for more. God is Good.

  4. These are really great, my baby is 4 months now and I regret not taking a photos when pregnant, I don’t even think anybody would believe I was since I have no proof also never had a baby shower even from my first since I was all alone in a foreign country. I think I have come to accept it and stop thinking what I should have done.

  5. We are planning to have a baby, and there are many things to do for preparation, etc. Thanks for sharing your awesome pregnancy tips!

  6. These are some quite awesome ideas! I love taking the pictures of maternity and having a photographer on the labor room. That will be nice experience.

  7. Waoohh! Love the tips and these are some wonderful and helpful tips for the pregnant ladies. You have an in-depth knowledge about this topic my friend. This shows in your work loud and clear.

  8. I asked my sister about her own opinion about this because she has recently given birth. And she said, she had no regrets. She was able to do all the things that she wanted to do. Although she said, if she could do it again, she would try taking a progression photo of her pregnancy. Same poses, same place. So she can see her bump getting bigger until the baby is out. 🙂

  9. This are must-dos for expectant moms and for sure,I agree that women should pray to God for a health baby, proper delivery and pregnancy. Anyway, I also love how many women are appreciating their pregnancy period and even going for photo shoots.

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