What I Wish I Did Before I Got Pregnant

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I sometimes find myself looking at social media wishing I had taken advantage of my freedom before Tommy. I don’t wish I could go back ever, Tommy is the best thing that happened to me, but I do wish someone had told me to do the following before getting pregnant.

Travel to places that require layovers

I love to travel. All the really cool destinations require layovers. I didn’t always have the cash to travel but I tried to see as much of the world as possible. There are so many more places I would love to see. Now when I look at destinations, I look at where I can go on a direct flight that’s affordable.


Layovers with kids seem miserable and traveling without them seems so far away. We did find out we were expecting Tommy in Budapest but who knows when I’ll be back across the pond.

Take Prenatal Vitamins.

You are actually supposed to take prenatal vitamins before you are pregnant. I did not know this and felt embarrassed at my first doctor appointment.


As soon as I learned I was expecting, I researched vitamins online and purchased a bottle of New Chapter Perfect Prenatal™ multivitamin from Vitacost based on reviews. They are fermented with whole foods and probiotics, and made with certified organic vegetables and herbs. They are also gentle to take, even on an empty stomach.

They are expertly formulated to nourish moms-to-be to support not only a healthy pregnancy, but healthy fetal development*. I also love that the B vitamins it includes help your body naturally produce energy*.

Go out to dinner often!

Nick and I were trying to cut back on expenses to save money for traveling so we didn’t eat out often for dinner. Now, I wish we had gone out more! There are so many restaurants I’d love to visit but factoring in now the cost of a babysitter, it gets pricey quick! We can’t bring Tommy anymore because he goes to sleep at 7pm. Lunch I guess is where it’s at for now.

Organize, de-clutter and decorate my home.

Ok, so this one wasn’t my fault because we moved when I was 37 weeks pregnant BUT even at our other place I hadn’t fully de-cluttered our home. From being lethargic and nauseous to having a crazy work schedule, the last thing I wanted to do when I had free time was sort through piles of samples (thanks Birchbox) that were taking up precious real estate or go through my drawers to figure out what items hadn’t been worn in years. Who am I kidding? I probably will never be on top of this one.

Refine hobbies by taking adult education classes.

I used to always read the Boston Center for Adult Education class directory and want to take 4 or 5 classes each season. I signed up for a couple but that was it. I still wish I knew how to take better pictures or use Photoshop but finding the time now seems nearly impossible.

New Chapter Giveaway

As part of my partnership with New Chapter, I’m giving away a bottle of New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Multivitamins to 3 lucky winners. To enter, please leave a note in the comment section about things you wish you did before pregnancy. I will randomly select three winners by July 1st at 9am.

New Chapter Prenatal Vitamins

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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