The journey to motherhood is a life-changing one. Even without baby brain, nine months is a long time to remember all the thoughts and feelings we experience while being pregnant.
A pregnancy journal is a perfect tool to help mums-to-be document their journey in one place, to one day share and read aloud with their little love.
Whether it’s a blank canvas or something with more structure and prompts, the options available are endless.
10 Pregnancy Journals for mums-to-be
To help you find a journal to record your pregnancy journey, we’ve compiled this list of our favourite brands to get you started in your search. In no particular order, here they are:
1. Write to Me
These beautifully bound, linen hardcover journals make a special keepsake. Inside, the journals have the best of both worlds – with sections to prompt certain details such as medical details and advice, as well as lined journal pages for writing about that particular week in pregnancy.
2. Vanda Baby
A modern pregnancy journal that takes all the guesswork out of keeping track and making memories. Featuring shopping lists, pages for a birth plan, somewhere to write a letter to baby and so much more, it’s a stunning place to document the rollercoaster ride that is pregnancy.
3. Chasing Planner Peace
Packed with over 100 pages, this A5 insert bundle has everything new mummas need to plan and prepare for the pending arrival. There’s a place to note your daily hydration, vitamin intake, exercise and self-care, as well as individual checklists and comparison charts for important purchases. Handy!
4. Truly Amor
A truly luxury journal designed to capture all the precious moments from birth to adulthood. From baby photos and a page of ‘firsts’ to the cute and silly things kiddos say – there’s a page for every possible part of life. Available in three stunning gender-neutral colours: Amber, Mocha and Ivory.
5. Only Little
Just like baby-to-be, the pregnancy journal from Only Little is small and oh-so-sweet. Follow the simple weekly prompts “Dear Baby..” and “Dear Me…” to write notes, musings and words of wisdom to your bump and yourself, and learn how big baby is each week of your pregnancy.
6. She Said Yes
Made with a whole lotta love, thought and care, the stunning pregnancy journal from She Said Yes covers every aspect of pregnancy. From pre-conception checklists and fertility health through to the fourth trimester and bringing baby home. It’s beautifully thought out, making the journal a joy to write in and look back upon in years to come.
These guys know a thing or two about creating beautiful notebooks, and the Baby Journal from Moleskin is no exception. The baby journal is divided into six sections: 9 Months to Go, B-Day, Special Moments, Health & Care, Notes and Addresses. A simple format to help give mumma a sense of organisation and calm from pregnancy to bub’s second birthday.
8. From you to Me
Keep the story of pregnancy, birth and baby’s first year all in one place with the Bump to Birthday book. This beautifully designed, colour illustrated journal will inspire any parent-to-be to capture the pregnancy journey, the birthing experience, and all the special moments with the new baby, from first movements to first smile, first Christmas to the first birthday.
9. Studio Oh!
Record the most memorable moments of pregnancy. Arranged by trimester, Bump for Joy features a variety of writing prompts, checklists, and fill-in-the-blanks, plus plenty of space for tracking that growing bump. There are even spots for displaying ultrasound images, journaling about feelings, and planning for baby’s arrival.
10. Amelie Riedler
A hardcover keepsake journal with delicate illustrations and a soft colour pallet throughout. There are pages dedicated to each week of pregnancy – carry it with you and record things as you go. There’s lots of space for writing so this is an ideal pregnancy journal for a budding wordsmith.
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Continue your search for the best pregnancy journal
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