Pregnancy Checklist: Your First Trimester To-Dos

Pregnancy can feel like a long time, but there's a lot to do in the coming months. Here's what to tackle during your first trimester.
ByPaula Kashtan
Updated
Aug 2020
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You have a baby on the way—yay! As thrilling as that news is, it’s also easy to feel overwhelmed with everything you have to do and think about during pregnancy. Don’t freak out. Use this sanity-saving pregnancy checklist to track your first trimester to-dos.

Pregnancy Checklist for Weeks 1-8

Pregnancy Checklist for Weeks 8-12

  • Talk to your doctor about any prenatal testing you should (or want) to get
  • Consider doing a First Trimester Screening to determine the risk of any chromosomal abnormalities in baby (between weeks 11 and 14)
  • Complete your nuchal translucency screening (between weeks 10 and 12)
  • If you’ve been planning to change your last name before baby is born, now is a good time; companies like HitchSwitch can help make the process stress-free
  • Go to your next doctor’s appointment
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