- Tdap vaccine to help prevent my baby from contracting pertussis (whooping cough)
- Pick a pediatrician and put name in my phone contacts for the hospital
- Preregister for my birth at Inova Alexandria
- Complete childbirth classes so I feel ready for the big day
- Order breastpump- get prescription at my appointment to submit to insurance
- Breastfeeding classes or attend La Leche meeting
- Register for P&M Birth Day class for after 32 weeks
- Hire a doula if an unmedicated birth is one of my goals.
- Stay active and try to exercise 30 minutes at 3-5 times per week
- Decide whether I desire a circumcision for my child.
- Schedule a tour of Alexandria if I am not taking classes there, or attending the Birth Day class
- Pack my bag for the hospital stay!