During my pregnancy so far I’ve found that three specific resources have been most prominent. They have supplied me with information I didn’t know, support when I have been worried or confused, and have even gave me some awesome laughs!
The first resource I turned to when I found out I was pregnant was What To Expect When You’re Expecting. Seriously, it’s a go to, handy guide for a first time mom. I have learnt about what to expect with body changes, what stages baby is at and how to have a good grasp of the journey I’m on.
The Bump has been great for several reasons. First of all, I’ve been able to share and keep track of our babies progress, a big deal when your family is on the other side of the world and your main form of contact is Facebook. Then there are the forums, I’ve frequented the trimester boards and the birth month specific boards and have always found them useful for information, sharing experiences and a few good laughs!
The third resource, I have mentioned previously. Pregnant Chicken, if you want to hear how it is from an experienced mother with zero bs and a whole lot of laughs, this is the resource for you! I can’t even begin to tell you how useful her no nonsense guides have been.
Pregnant Chicken has everything from telling you the truth about what you can and can’t eat, no nonsense guides to packing your hospital bag, right through to “porn for moms”. (Not actual porn!)
So those are my top three in no particular order, what are some of yours?
Oh, and on a side note, this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface on all of the great advice I’ve gotten from our parents, family and friends, and even the occasional stranger!