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By this time, you’ve gotten used to the idea of having a tiny human within you and you probably can’t wait to meet them. To make everything go a little more smoothly when they finally arrive, it’s best that you start planning in advance for that day. Here’s a list of things that you should consider doing, just to ensure the post delivery burden is lesser for you.

1. Fitness

It is impossible to stress enough how important exercise is for you and your baby during this time. So enrol yourself in a fitness class if you haven’t already. Working out as a group makes it harder to miss sessions and ensures regularity of participation. It’s also a great chance to meet more moms to be so you can bond with your babies and even make plans to meet in the future.

2. Maternity outfits

Post this trimester, you’ll start feeling a lot more comfortable in loose clothing, even though your body size doesn’t demand it yet. But don’t buy a bunch of similar maternity clothes. Your body will keep changing through this time so it’s best to know what clothes to wear for which period for maximum comfort.

3. Baby names

This is probably the best time to narrow down your list of names depending on the gender of your child. It’s always best to keep the options open. This time is also more suitable because you aren’t as physically caught up with the pregnancy as you will be in a few weeks.

4. Appointments

Brief yourself about the upcoming doctor’s visits and understand what you’ll gain out of each of them. There are numerous prenatal tests that will be conducted and you want to be sure to be kept in the loop and you’re prepared.

5. Emotional preparation

Not to build too much excitement but it’s best to prepare all members of the family of the newest member to arrive. Whether it’s older siblings, grandparents or even your pets. No one likes an unexpected guest so make sure especially your older children know what to expect soon enough.

6. Daycare

It’s never too early to start picking a daycare if you intend on leaving your child at one for the day. It’s essential that you get the right location, timings, facilities and people to surround your child in your absence. This perfect choice can only come after browsing through a couple of hundred catalogues, so it’s best to begin soon.

7. Spend time with your partner

During pregnancy, you may get so attached to your unborn child that you may find your partner starts feeling neglected, even though most people don’t outrightly admit it. So make it a habit to take some time out for your partner and ensure that you both are going through this together. You might be the one carrying the baby but you both deserve to be equally involved. Maybe you’ll find that talking about something completely unrelated to the pregnancy is exactly what you need to get your mind off the looming day for some time.

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