A pregnancy journal is a diary that helps one keep a record of their pregnancy journey including the emotions, experiences, memories and milestones. They a several ways that can help someone to easily start a pregnancy journal and some of them are;
Write down the unplanned moments.
Writing down some of these moments makes it fun, and some of them include: the first kick, the first visit to the doctor, weird cravings and how it felt doing all these things.
Not leaving out any detail
Every pregnancy moment is important and needs to be written whether small or big. Some of them are like: morning sickness, greatest fear while pregnant and what was done to overcome it.
Don’t make it a task
Writing a pregnancy journal should not be a task but a fun thing to do, so it’s important to choose the best time to write down what happened during the day.
Let ideas flow
When writing down, it’s always important not to overthink but to let ideas flow, which aids one write how they are truly feelings.
A pregnancy journal can be of different types such as:
This is whereby one writes down their pregnancy journey in a smart phone or a tablet.
This is a kind of a journal that’s written for the purposes of sharing online.
Calendar like journal
This type of journal is usually bought from book stores, whereby the date, month and year are already listed, and one just needs to write down their daily pregnancy plans and experiences.
Diary like journal
This is where one has a special book where they write their daily experiences and feelings inform of a diary, pictures and accessories can be put where necessary to make it fun to read.
Some of the advantages of having a journal include:
It helps relieve stress and depression
Pregnancy is a journey full of emotions, and writing all these feelings down helps someone feel relaxed and calm.
Helps in bonding with the baby
Writing down the pregnancy experiences helps create a strong bond between the mother and the baby even before they are born. Writing down what you hope and wish for them is also a great way of bonding with them.
Helps in organization
A journal will help one to remember important things that need to be done like: doctor’s visits and the questions to be asked, and selecting baby names.
Keeping a pregnancy journal is good because the baby will have fun going through it when they grow old.