It's during this time that you will likely also have the option of finding out your baby's gender. Your 20 week appointment will come quickly, so sit down with your partner and decide if you want to find out the sex. Finding out before your little one arrives can help when deciding on a nursery theme and what to register for, but it's a personal decision that you and your partner should discuss together. If you decide to wait, these gender-predicting old wives' tales are a fun way to "predict" what you're having and will make playing the waiting game a little easier.
In addition to brushing twice a day and flossing daily, make sure to schedule appointments with your dentist for regular cleanings and care throughout your pregnancy.
To avoid getting overwhelmed by all the gear you need, start by registering for just the immediate essentials. Once that is done, gradually build your list to include items you might need down the road and personal items to help make your baby's nursery and wardrobe special.
While you are at it, start thinking about childcare options for when you return to work. Consider whether you want to hire a nanny, put your child in daycare, or have a family member help out. While it may seem like a long way off, many daycares have waiting lists, so it's best not to leave it to the last minute.
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