Pregnancy is a time of great joy and anticipation. And as you go through this exciting journey, it can be hard to remember all the little moments that make up those nine months. I know how much I love looking back on my pregnancy journey, so I decided to put together this list of pregnancy journal prompts. These prompts will help you document your feelings, thoughts, experiences, and memories throughout your pregnancy.

Why You Should Keep a Pregnancy Journal

A pregnancy journal is something you should definitely consider. It’s a fantastic memento of what it was like when pregnant and how much you can grow in nine months. The more you write about what’s happening, you will be able to process and healthily deal with emotions. You can write down your thoughts when they come into your head instead of constantly thinking about them. It will also help you feel connected to your baby before she arrives.

You will create memories that will last forever by writing down everything from doctor appointments to morning sickness, significant milestones – basically, anything you want to remember. Even if it’s just for yourself, these are great memories to have even after your little bundle has arrived.

Related: 45 Pregnancy Affirmations to Help You through Your Journey

Pregnancy Journal Prompts

Here are some pregnancy journal prompts to document the most memorable moments during this special time in your life. I hope they will help you make your own pregnancy journal.

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1. When was the first time you found out about the pregnancy, and how did it happen?

2. What was one thing that surprised or scared you when finding out about this pregnancy?

3. What were the first symptoms you experienced?

4. Have you experienced any morning sickness so far, and how often does it happen?

5. How did you announce your pregnancy?

6. What are some of the things you’re most excited to experience as a new parent?

7. What’s been one of the hardest parts about being pregnant so far?

8. How are you feeling physically?

9. What is your favorite pregnancy craving so far?

10. What are some ways you have been using to stay healthy during your pregnancy?

11. Record how you are feeling emotionally.

12. How did you feel when you found out the baby’s gender?

13. Write down what’s happening in your life right now that might affect the baby.

14. How has pregnancy changed you, or what have you learned from it?

15. What are some things that make you feel like a mom-to-be.

16. Do you have any fears for what motherhood will be like or how it will change your life.

17. How has being pregnant changed your relationship with others, including friends and family members?

18. Share the funniest or most memorable moment of your pregnancy so far, including a photo, if any.

19. What is one thing that makes this experience different from what you expected?

20. How do other people’s opinions affect your feelings about being pregnant?

21. How are your sleeping habits changing during pregnancy?

22. What does your partner think about being a dad-to-be?

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23. Have there been any significant changes in your relationship with your partner since finding out about the pregnancy?

24. How do your friends and family feel about your pregnancy?

25. How have your feelings changed since the beginning of your pregnancy?

26. Write a letter to your unborn child.

27. If you could advise someone who is newly pregnant, what would it be.

28. What are your plans for labor and delivery, if any.

29. Do you have any plans for the baby’s nursery yet?

30. What is the first thing you will do when your baby arrives?

31. How has your body changed since becoming pregnant

32. How do you feel about the changes to your body?

33. List three things you wish someone had told you before getting pregnant.

34. List five words that describe how it feels to be pregnant right now.

35. Do you have any baby names picked out yet?

36. Is there anything that has surprised you about being pregnant so far (positive or negative)?

37. Who is your support system during this time?

38. Is there anything you want to do before giving birth that might not be possible after?

39. If there was one thing you could change about pregnancy, what would it be?

40. Have there been any complications or changes in your health since becoming pregnant?

41. Has anyone talked to you about what type of birth control you want after the baby is born?

42. Do you have any concerns about labor and delivery?

43. How did you feel when you saw your baby at the first ultrasound?

44. How do you take care of your mental health during this time?

45. Do you have any questions about what’s going on with your body, how it might be changing, or anything else related to being pregnant? Create a list of questions to ask your doctor at your next appointment.

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What Else Can You Write in Your Pregnancy Journal?

Here are some things you can also write about in your DIY pregnancy journal.

  1. All of your symptoms and what you’re doing to help them.
  2. Your appointments and due date.
  3. Photos from ultrasounds as they happen over the nine months.
  4. All the milestones that have happened in your pregnancy so far.
  5. Pictures of your baby bump.
  6. Cute drawings.
  7. All medications and vitamins taken during your pregnancy.
  8. Your baby’s weight gain as well as yours.
  9. A quote or saying that resonates with your feelings about this pregnancy.
  10. Information on the birth plan.
  11. Any other information that might be helpful as you go through pregnancy and childbirth.
  12. Blood pressure measurements.
  13. How much sleep you’re getting every night.

Final Thoughts

Pregnancy is a time to celebrate the beginning of new life, but it’s also not an easy journey. If you are pregnant or know someone who is expecting, try using our pregnancy journal prompts as a way to help remember all those moments that can be forgotten in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living. We hope these prompts will inspire you to record your most precious memories before they fade away into nothingness.

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Hermione M.

My name is Hermione. I am the founder of WomenH and I write about women's health, wellness, mental health, and personal growth. I created this platform to inspire women to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to become their best selves. Thank you for stopping by.

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