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Early Preparation for Pregnancy!

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Early in your pregnancy, spend some time taking care of the practical things. Talk to your human resource department about the maternity leave options that are part of your healthcare coverage. Sign up for a childbirth education class for later in the pregnancy—they fill up early. Make appointments to tour birthplaces and interview care providers, if you don’t already have one.

In addition, it’s never too early to start thinking about daycare options, especially if your favorites have long waiting lists. The more of these items you have in place early on, the less energy you’ll have to spend scrambling around as your due date approaches.

Shared by carolineshannon on 9/5/08