1 – Pack your hospital bag. This might seem like a no-brainer, but you’ll think you have all the time in the world and then suddenly you’re rushing off and nothings packed. Help yourself out a little and have your bag packed and ready to go before you think you might need it.
2 – Call your insurance. Find out specifically what is and isn’t covered by your plan. Some plans only cover a percentage of costs or some other fine print requirements you might miss. Calling your insurance ahead of time to understand the specifics of your plan can prevent any surprises down the road.
3 – Think of the pets. If you already have some furry, feathery, or fishy children, make sure they’re taken care of – before and after you welcome your newborn into the world. Make sure they’ll still get the attention and love they need, especially while you’re at the hospital – find a friend or family member to check-in and care for your animal friend.
4 – Take a recharge day. Soon you’re going to be so busy you won’t know up from down, so take a day to do you – relaxing and recharging. Whether it’s shopping and get a pedicure or spending the afternoon reading that true crime novel you’ve been trying to get through, give yourself a chill day before it’s all baby, all the time.