I was speaking to a friend the other day and made a comment about not having Internet access when I was pregnant with my first child. I had to rely solely on books and the word of others – I don’t know how I made it. By the time I became pregnant with my second child, almost all households had taken the Internet plunge, us included.
When I really think about it, the Internet was my best friend through my last three pregnancies. It didn’t matter how many times I had been through it, each pregnancy was like a whole new and exciting experience and I looked up everything! With pregnancy week by week information from Bounty.com, I could find out details about how my baby was developing and what changes I could expect to see in myself at any particular week.
I also don’t know how I ever went without Bounty's pregnancy calculator. Even though my obstetrician would insure me of my EDD, I would still use the pregnancy calculator to check for myself, at least once a month. Crazy I know... but, it was also super useful for figuring out my own due date, before I was able to get in and see my obstetrician.
On top of all the useful and “fun facts” I was able to find about pregnancy, I was also able to find a wonderful group of Mama’s due around the same time as I. It’s so nice to be able to voice you fears, concerns, and excitement and anytime day or night and have someone who can relate to you. I started my family early, were a lot of my friends are still without kids. Sometimes, it was just comforting to have someone I could talk to that could relate to exactly what I was going through or feeling.
Was the Internet a built-in support system for you when you were pregnant? Did you have any go to sites for tips, charts, support etc?
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