Pregnancy is an incredible journey full of ups and downs. And although 9 months can seem like a very long time, I promise you it flies by in the blink of an eye. As a newborn and maternity photographer, I've seen many families who regret not documenting their pregnancy journey. I’ve been working with pregnant women and new mums for over 12 years, and all of them say similar things when they come into my studio for their newborn session; ‘I miss my bump’ or ‘my pregnancy went by so quickly’.
There are a couple of ways you can make sure that you always have special reminders of this beautiful time in your life.
Firstly, take photographs, lots and lots of photographs! If you want something more than selfies or phone snaps, I offer bespoke maternity portraits from my studio in Larbert, Falkirk. You can find out more about those here
I also highly recommend keeping a pregnancy journal. A pregnancy journal is a great way to capture and preserve all the special moments, thoughts, and feelings during this magical time. Writing down your experiences can help you look back on your pregnancy with fond memories and help you connect with your baby in a meaningful way. It’s also a beautiful way to share this special time once your baby is older.
Here are some suggestions for what you can write in your pregnancy journal:
As well as writing in your journal, you can also keep mementoes in your pregnancy journal to make it even more special. Here are some ideas:
Keeping a pregnancy journal is a wonderful way to document your pregnancy journey and create a lasting memory for you and your baby. As a newborn photographer, I know how precious these memories are so I’ve made it super easy for you with my printable pregnancy journal, which you’ll find HERE