2. Your Mind
Health includes our mental well being, too. Pregnancy and birth flood the body with hormones, which can trigger postpartum depression or exacerbate previous issues. If you see a therapist, keep your appointments regular and pre-schedule appointments for after baby arrives. If you don’t, but are curious about it, this is a good time to establish rapport with someone who can help you navigate the postpartum days.
Everyone says it because it’s true. Being well-rested should be at the top of your preparing for baby checklist. Get as much sleep as you want (if you don’t already have kids) and actively, consciously enjoy the fact that you are sleeping through the night. It is also a good time to perfect napping in preparation for those first days of sleeping in spurts.