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Second Trimester To-Dos

Use this handy guide to keep track of your progress... and your sanity!

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Weeks 12-16
[  ] Start planning maternity leave and postpartum work schedule
[  ] Tell boss about pregnancy
[  ] Doctor visit
[  ] Milestone: Tell friends and family?

Weeks 16-20
[  ] Start planning nursery
[  ] Look into childcare options
[  ] Doctor visit
[  ] Standard mid-pregnancy ultrasound
[  ] Amniocentesis and triple screen (week 15-18)
[  ] Milestone: Find out baby's gender?
[  ] Milestone: Hear baby's heartbeat with stethoscope?
[  ] Milestone: First baby kick?
[  ] Milestone: Belly starting to show?

Weeks 20-24
[  ] Start pediatrician interviews
[  ] Research and sign up for childbirth classes
[  ] Figure out baby shower logistics (date, host, location, guests, etc.)
[  ] If banking cord blood, figure out where and order kit
[  ] Doctor visit

Weeks 24-28
[  ] Update or write will, including directions for child's inheritance and guardianship
[  ] Purchase life insurance
[  ] Update 401K and retirement account beneficiaries
[  ] If using doula, start interviews
[  ] Start childcare interviews
[  ] Send out shower invites
[  ] Register for shower gifts
[  ] Doctor visit

Entire prenatal to-do checklist

-- Paula Kashtan

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