10 First Trimester To-Dos
Your First Trimester of Pregnancy
What's first on your pregnancy to-do list? Get ready for the next nine month with these helpful tips. We'll guide you through your early-pregnancy essentials and get you on track for your next two trimesters (and beyond!).
Find a healthcare provider
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 1
Make your first prenatal appointment
Know what's safe ... and what's not
Stock your kitchen with healthy foods. Need ideas? Check out our recipes for healthy snacks.
Know your rights
Budget for Baby
Set a maternity and baby budget ... and try hard to stick to it. You can keep costs down by buying certain items used, and do your homework! There are many hidden and surprising costs to being a parent.
Connect with your insurance provider
Learn about your health insurance's maternity coverage and check on how best to add your newborn to your family's health care plan. Having all your questions answered now can save you a lot of time and money later. Be sure to brush up on your health insurance basics.
Decide where and how you'll give birth
Get lots of rest
Make time for naps when possible, and try to get to bed early. Your body is growing and changing -- and Baby needs you to be healthy and alert! Having troubles getting some good Zzzz? Our sleep solution tips can help you attain a peaceful and productive night's sleep.
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