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From Bump to Birth: Why Keeping a Pregnancy Journal Matters

by Laurie Yannon Wing, Author of Butterflies & Hiccups Pregnancy Journal 

Pregnancy is a remarkable and transformative journey, one filled with anticipation, joy, and sometimes, a few worries. From the first fluttering kicks to the moment you hold your newborn, each day is a chapter in your unique story of motherhood. Amidst the excitement and the occasional nervousness, there is one tool that can prove invaluable – a pregnancy journal.

Embracing the Journey

Pregnancy is a time of profound change, not only in the body but also in the mind and heart. It’s a period when women experience a multitude of emotions, from the bliss of impending motherhood to the challenges that may arise. This is where a pregnancy journal becomes a trusted companion.

Capturing Moments

Pregnancy journaling allows you to capture the beautiful moments and milestones along the way. Whether it’s the first time you felt the baby’s movements or the tender moments shared with your partner, putting pen to paper preserves these memories for a lifetime.

Emotional Release

Pregnancy brings a rollercoaster of emotions. Journaling provides a safe space to express your feelings, fears, and hopes. Writing about your experiences can be cathartic, helping you process complex emotions and find clarity amidst the chaos.

Monitoring Health

A pregnancy journal can serve as a valuable health tracker. You can record doctor’s appointments, medications, and dietary choices. This not only keeps you informed but also empowers you to make informed decisions about your health and your baby’s well-being.

Strengthening Bond

For couples, journaling can be a shared experience. Both partners can contribute their thoughts and feelings, strengthening the emotional bond as you embark on this journey together. It’s a way to communicate openly and empathetically.

Preparing for the Future

Your pregnancy journal is not just about the present; it’s a gift for your child’s future. Imagine the joy of sharing your personal journey with them one day. Your words, thoughts, and experiences will become a cherished heirloom.

Finding Community

In the digital age, pregnancy journaling has extended beyond pen and paper. Online communities and apps provide platforms for expecting mothers to connect, share stories, and offer support. It’s a reminder that you’re not alone on this journey.


Pregnancy is a magical time filled with love, wonder, and change. It’s a journey that deserves to be documented, celebrated, and shared. Whether you choose to journal privately or within a supportive community, the act of writing during pregnancy is a powerful way to honor the transformation happening within you.

So, go ahead, embrace the journey, capture the moments, and nurture the bond that’s forming. Your pregnancy journal is more than just words on paper; it’s a testament to the strength, love, and beauty of motherhood.

Butterflies & Hiccups Pregnancy Journal is available on the App Store, Google Play and online at 

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