The countdown is on! Your little one is almost ready to make their debut and you couldn’t be more excited. But, before it’s time to head to the hospital to deliver, here are a few things to consider doing before your due date:
Plan for the unexpected
You may not know what the future holds, but you can plan for it. Invest in your baby’s future health by banking their cord blood and tissue. We hope your baby will never need their samples, but, if they do, Insception Lifebank will be there for you.
Do the math
Planning for a new addition isn’t cheap. Nailing down a few non-negotiable and the ‘nice-to-have’ list will help you and your family determine what needs to be accounted for in the budget and what can wait.
Take your baby’s first photograph!
Services like UC BABY® provide an opportunity to see your baby before they officially arrive. High quality pregnancy ultrasounds allow expecting parents to start the bonding experience with their baby before they deliver.
Pack the essentials
Get that hospital bag prepped and ready to go on short notice. Making a list of the necessary items to include so you don’t forget anything is a great place to start. (Make sure you don’t forget your Insception Lifebank cord blood collection kit!)
Stock the freezer
Getting a few of your favourite freezable meals prepared and portioned out in the freezer will be a lifesaver when the last thing on your mind between baby feedings is feeding yourself. Remember, taking care of yourself is also a priority and will help you be a better parent!