Keeping a journal of this special and emotional time can be hugely therapeutic and stress-relieving. Due to the unpredictable nature of the first trimester, some will be hesitant to begin a traditional pregnancy journal until after their first scan, or hearing the baby’s heartbeat, when it feels more secure or ‘permanent’. Sadly, this means many people miss out on recording all of the immediate excitement of their news, and also forfeit the therapeutic benefits of journalling when they may also be at their most vulnerable.
For the first time, I am offering this introductory (printable pdf) part of made with love pregnancy journal, to enable you to record every special moment and memory from as early as possible in your pregnancy, so that you have a keepsake of this incredible and unique experience.
I hope that this will give you an insight into how the made with love guided pregnancy journal will assist you on your journey. This introduction is all part of the pregnancy journal, so if you love it, you can continue with a physical copy. Journalling is an exercise in mindfulness and reflection, a practise which reduces stress and anxiety, and helps you to recognise and cope with changing feelings and emotions. This positive habit is of incredible value during pregnancy, both helping you to prepare for motherhood and even strengthen your bond with your baby.
I designed and used made with love during my first pregnancy, and now that I’m on my second pregnancy journey, it has been the most wonderful thing to be able to look back on my first experience, while recording my second. I hope that this journal will become an invaluable keepsake for you too.