Third Trimester To-Do List

As you're entering the final weeks of your pregnancy here are some items you'll want to check off your to-do list. Check out the related links section for more in-depth information.

To do:

  • Buy or borrow basic baby gear and clothes. Print out our Nursery Basics shopping list.
  • Wash baby's linens and clothes. Wash just enough baby clothes for the first few days -- if Junior turns out to be a whopper, you may want to exchange some of those tiny newborn outfits!
  • Start setting up the nursery.
  • Do a home safety check. Get pointers in our babyproofing guide.
  • Stock the medicine cabinet. Find out what you need on our First Aid Kit shopping list.
  • Write up a birth plan. See our Birth Plans and Options checklist for help with this.
  • Pre-register with the hospital.
  • Pack for the hospital. Check out our Essential Birth & Labor checklist for what to bring.
  • Stock the freezer.
  • Arrange for help postpartum, (doula, relatives, friends, or baby nurse)
  • Choose a pediatrician. Read our article about finding a great baby doctor.
  • Buy or borrow a few nursing tops and nightgowns (if you're planning to breast-feed)

Not sure how to get it on when your bump is so big? Find out how to keep things sexy through your third trimester.

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