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5 Benefits of Keeping a Pregnancy Journal

5 Benefits of Keeping a Pregnancy JournalAre you keeping a journal of your pregnancy?

With each of my kids I have a scrapbook for them that I made during my pregnancies. They include a weekly letter to our babe and a photo from my bump. I wrote about symptoms, stats and anything fun that we did that week.

I also kept track of the questions I had, my fears and worries and any complications that we had. It has been amazing to read back now that I am deep in baby fever and it was crazy helpful when I was pregnant again, to help compare and know what to watch out for.

There are a lot of benefits to keeping a journal of your pregnancy and chances are you won’t ever regret having one, but you may if you wished you had.

Click through to read 5 benefits of keeping a pregnancy journal:

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  • To Read When You Get Baby Fever 1 of 5
    To Read When You Get Baby Fever
    It is fun to look back on all the letters you write and watching your body change with each photo. It can help you realize you really do want another one or it can help reinforce that maybe now is not the time.
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  • Helps You Feel Close to Your Babe 2 of 5
    Helps You Feel Close to Your Babe
    Making a scrapbook while you are pregnant can be a big way to bond with your baby and with the pregnancy. It's something fun to focus on.
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  • Your Child Will Love It 3 of 5
    Your Child Will Love It
    When your kids are older it will be fun for them to read. I imagine my kids reading theirs when they are expecting a child and how many questions it will answer when you may not remember.
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  • To Reference For Your Next Pregnancy 4 of 5
    To Reference For Your Next Pregnancy
    I found it helpful to know what to prepare for as the next pregnancy grew. Each pregnancy is different, but it can be more comfortable to compare your pregnancies to each other versus a text book.
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  • A Spot for All Your Mementos 5 of 5
    A Spot for All Your Mementos
    All those sonograms and belly photos can be kept in one place. You can extend the journal further and place their hospital bracelets and things from the birth in there.
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