How to plan for babys arrival

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How to plan for baby's arrival

Get ready for your baby's arrival with Boots' maternity advice.

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How to plan for baby's arrival

Pregnancy can be a wonderful but very confusing time, especially if you're expecting your first child. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.

Designed for your newborn baby

Take time to work out what your baby will need.

For example, choosing a cot is a big decision. Mamas & Papas Pebble Cot fits snugly into a small nursery, and has a lovely, classic design.

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Keep active

Whether you're heading out for a short walk or practicing birthing exercises at antenatal class, it's important to stay active during the last few months of pregnancy.

Track your activity and sleep easy with the Jawbone UP24 band. Wake up feeling refreshed with Smart Alarm, or receive an Idle Alert when you've been sitting too long.

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Eat well

If heartburn is becoming a pregnancy bugbear, try eating little and often, as tucking into big, rich meals may kick-start the discomfort – especially in your third trimester. If you need extra advice, speak to your pharmacist or GP.

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Getting sorted

Planning for your baby's birth needn't be stressful. Surround yourself with supportive people and prepare early, giving you peace of mind for when the big day arrives.

Plan your birth

Whether you know exactly how you'd like your labour to go, or you intend to just see what happens, it's a good idea to discuss your expectations with your birth partner and midwife or doctor before the big day.

Not sure where to start?

Download our birth planner for ideas on what to include.

Join the community

Whether you want to share stories, get some great tips or simply make new parent friends, join an online group to get real-life experience from people in the same boat as you.

Once baby arrives

Pick a pushchair that's light and versatile, ensuring minimal stress when you're out and about.

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Depending on your personal preference choosing a breast pump can seem daunting. For advice on electric and manual breast pump options, Boots is here to help.

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Nappies will be an important part of your shopping list once your baby arrives.

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