What to expect when you’re expecting in Campbell

Pregnant Moms’ Guide to Campbell

You’re pregnant in the Campbell area, now what?

Bethany Curren | Patch.com | March 11, 2013 | link

 

Pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can also be pretty confusing and there’s a lot to do before baby arrives! Then once baby arrives, your life will never be the same.

So what’s a new Mom to do? The Mom Squad is here to help!

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pregnancy and parenting resources in and around Campbell.

We’d love for other local parents to add to the list too!

PREPARING FOR BABY

 Now that we both have two kids, we decided to take a look back. Here’s some advice we wish we could give our (pregnant) selves:

What we wish we knew when we were pregnant.”

Maternity Clothing

We know…we know…the idea of “Maternity Clothes” sounds LESS than appealing. But we promise, these awesome places have some really cute looks to show off that adorable (albeit ever expanding) belly!

Prenatal Health and classes

Taking care of yourself is very important while you’re carrying a little one! Finding the right doctor, birthing center, prenatal yoga or classes can be very helpful to help put your mind at ease.

  • Harmony Birth and Family
  • Early Pregnancy Class – Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Childbirth Preperation Class – Good Samaritan Hospital, Community Hospital of Los Gatos, O’Connor Hospital, Regional Medical Center of San Jose
  • Almaden Yoga
  • YogaSource Los Gatos

Best Places to Deliver

Choosing a place to deliver your awesome little package is a pretty big deal, but don’t fret! All the hospitals in the area offer free Maternity Ward tours so you can check it out when you want to!

  • Shiloh Midwifery
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Kaiser Santa Clara (Bethany delivered here, both times.)
  • O’Conner Hospital

Baby showers

Who doesn’t love a baby shower?? All those tiny clothes … adorable! Here is a list of some of the cute places to hold a baby shower!
Locations:

Baby must-haves

Every Mom is different, but these items are what we always make sure to have with us at all times!

Our list of “Mama Must Haves” and “Diaper Bag Essentials.”

Where to register

There are a lot of places to register to get some goodies for your baby! It’s nice to pick out what you like so people don’t have to guess!

  • Babies R Us
  • Buy Buy Baby
  • Tiny Tots Baby Boutique
  • Burlington Coat Factory

Nursery decorating/ home upgrades before baby is here

Who doesn’t LOVE decorating a nursery?? We both had so much fun that our nurseries were done from top to bottom months before the babies arrived! Here is a list of local stores that you can buy cute things for baby’s room!

AFTER BABY

Mom’s Health

It’s just as important to take care of yourself after the baby comes!

  • Baby Boot Camp – South Bay
  • Harmony Birth and Family
  • Stroller Hikes
  • Southwest YMCA

Our thoughts on: Exercise After Kids.”

Breast Feeding and Lactation Support & Resources

Breastfeeding does NOT come naturally to everyone. It was difficult for both of us for different reasons and having a support group can be incredibly helpful!

  • La Leche League
  • California Breast Feeding Coalition
  • Mothers’ Milk Bank – San Jose
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups at Good Samaritan Hospital and Community Hospital of Los Gatos

Nursing Bras

It’s not just emotional support you need ladies! Make sure to pick up a good bra to help support the sisters while they are bigger than they’ve ever been!

Classes for Baby’s Health and Wellness

Taking classes after baby is born can be even more helpful than before! It’s also a great way to meet other Moms!

Moms’ Groups and Support for Moms

We highly recommend joining a Moms’ group! It’s great to have the support of fellow Moms, and you and your kids can make some great friends. Hey, it’s how we met each other! Here are some great local Moms’ groups, playgroups, and support groups to try out:

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