If you find yourself asking these questions, you’re in the right place!
- How is my body changing?
- How can I prepare for my newborn?
- What do I need to buy?
- What will the birth be like in reality?
- How will I cope and will I know what to do?
As an expectant parent, it is so important to look after your mental and physical wellbeing – from eating the right foods, doing the right exercise, preparing yourself emotionally, sorting out the baby’s nursery, packing your hospital bag etc… the list feels endless!
You are embarking on one of the most exciting and terrifying journeys you will probably ever go through! Pregnancy is truly incredible, but the end result is even better! I promise!
Check out our posts below for a little help. At Water Filled Wellies we take the positive parenting approach and look at the wonderful moments as true learning experiences. We have posts on a range of topics covering what to expect after birth as your little one grows from a newborn, to a toddler and into childhood! Exciting isn’t it!?
Preparing For A Second Baby | 10 Easy Steps To Success
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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag – Ultimate Check List
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Becoming A Parent Has Changed Me For The Better
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