pregnancy journal

Expecting a baby is such a magical event that doesn't stand comparison with any other and, as a result, deserves to be embodied in a pregnancy journal.

Not only will this allow you to keep track of every pregnancy milestone reached, but it will also become a unique gift for your future child. When time goes by and he or she is a grown-up, you'll be able to sit down and go over such endearing memories together.

Isn't that thoughtful and nice? Or do you need extra reasons to create your own pregnancy diary? All right, here you have some more! Being pregnant is a special journey in which you'll experience many thoughts, emotional and physical changes... from excitement and happiness to fears, pain and stress that may 'haunt' you throughout these 9 months. Experts say that pregnancy is a good time to look inwards and embrace introspection, so why not to jot down such a collage of feelings?

If you want some guidance on how to write a pregnancy journal or you are just curious about it, this is the ideal post for you.


What should I write about in my pregnancy journal?

First of all, don't start a pregnancy journal as if it was a writing test. There's no need to feel pressure in front of a blank sheet of paper; just dim the lights and write, without taking much time to express your ideas into words. That way, you'll let pure emotions flow, which is another purpose of having a pregnancy diary. When you are about to write an entry, get some inspiration out of:

  • Remarkable events: for example, you should write an entry about when you found out that you were pregnant or about the baby's gender. You can narrate details, such as the location, your reaction or how you told Dad!

  • Body changes: the physical transformation that you are going to experience will provide you with many entries for your pregnancy journal. Don't miss on the chance to put down the 'classic' baby's first kick, along with how your bump is growing week by week. If you feel like it, you can also describe how annoying coping with some pregnancy symptoms is (did anybody say morning sickness?).

  • Antenatal visits: if you just had a prenatal appointment with your doctor, what's better than writing down how the visit went? Did you get to see your baby through an ultrasound? Are you gaining enough weight? Pick any information that you find remarkable and perpetuate it, pen in hand! Besides, this serves not only as a memory, but also as an effective way to keep track of how your pregnancy is progressing. It may be useful even for your doctors or for the moment you write your birth plan.

  • Present and future plans: do you need more brainstorming? Try writing about all your plans regarding the baby's arrival, like 'baby shopping' or adapting the house to make it suitable for him. You should dedicate a special chapter to pick out the baby's name; how the elimination process worked, which options you ended up ruling out and, of course, the 'winner' name and why you and Dad agreed on it. Plus, you can also write an entry about how you envision the future with your child.

  • Dreams: going over your dreams and putting them down in a pregnancy journal is a good exercise to help you deal with your own feelings. Try to find their meanings and look for 'signs', even if you don't believe in them.


Writing your own pregnancy diary may help you face your fears. Most women suffer from stress during pregnancy, because they want everything to turn out well. This is a good opportunity for you to highlight what keeps you awake at night in your pregnancy journal, so that you can make a resolution to overcome it.


Your pregnancy journal: Different formats, multiple options

If you plan on having a pregnancy journal, you have to know that there are many formats available. You can invest in the classic notebook, which allows for more creativity, or try modern alternatives, such as scrapbooking. The latter consists in creating albums that can include printed photographs, artworks, alphabet letters, stickers and even fabric to embellish them.

If you are more a 'tech person', you can also create a blog on the Internet to post anything you want about your pregnancy. You can make it either private, for family and friends, or public, so that you can share your anecdotes with other future mums. There are also fun apps that allow you to have a digital pregnancy diary, in case you decide not to have a blog. 


To sum up, having a pregnancy journal is a 'journey' itself. You decide what to write and when, and you don't even have to share it if you prefer to keep it personal. After all, it's a good activity to release some stress while 'recording scenes' of a wonderful time that you'll never forget. Especially, by keeping a pregnancy diary forever. 


Need help? Ask other mummies in CaptainMums' forum!


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