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Maternity Boudoir Photography// New Moms

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Many of you know that I photograph maternity boudoir photography in the St. Louis, MO area.  This time in a woman’s life is such a magical moment (and very uncomfortable at other times).  I love being able to capture it for my beautiful clients.  Check out a recent maternity boudoir session here.

Preparing for your new bundle of joy

My sister is currently pregnant (and so cute pregnant, too) and due in May. She is the first of the two of us to experience pregnancy. It has been fun trying to figure out what we need to prepare for and we’ve had so much fun planning her baby shower.

While planning her baby shower, I thought it would be a great idea to put together a list of things a new mom will need to prepare.  I know those first few months will be a huge change. Hopefully, prepping in advance with things recommended by moms will make the transition easier!  I asked my past maternity boudoir photography clients for some suggestions and compiled this list below.  I am the first to admit I don’t know what half of this is. If it’s on the wrong list, please forgive me! I am excited to watch my sister figure it out before I have to!

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Sleeping

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Diapers

Clothing

  • 3-4 newborn gowns
  • Zipper onesies
  • Sleepers
  • 2 packs of white onesies

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Bottles

  • Dr. Brown’s Bottles
  • Kiinde Bottle Warmer
  • Kiinde Breast Milk Bags
  • Dr. Brown’s formula Dispenser
  • Diaper cloths for burping

Diaper bags

  • Jujube
  • Dokoclub Diaper bag backpack

Stroller

  • Jogging stroller- much easier to push.

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Comfort/Seats/Confinement

  • Boppy newborn lounger
  • Rock and Play
  • Mamaroo infant seat
  • Dock a tot
  • Vibrating bouncy seat
  • Graco Pack n Play with sheet
  • Fisher Price Play Yard
  • Bumbo Floor seat
  • Chico High Chair
  • Car Seat Base

Miscellaneous

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Prepping for the hospital

Thankfully, my mom is a labor and delivery nurse at the hospital where my sister will deliver.  She will be sure my sister is prepared, but here are a few suggestions from new moms fresh from delivering their babies!

  • Adult depends are WAY better than the undies and pads the hospital gives you
  • Dermaplast spray in the blue can
  • Padsicles
  • Coconut oil if breastfeeding
  • Plenty of snacks
  • Huge water bottle or cup

Taking Care of Yourself

Most of the new moms that I spoke to said self care is also important.  You are going to want to spend all of your time with your new bundle of joy.  You HAVE to take care of yourself after and allow your body to heal. If your sister, mom, or best friend want to watch your precious baby to give you a break to let you nap, take advantage of the offer! There’s no shame in self-care and it’s essential!

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Maternity Boudoir Session

Don’t forget to book your maternity boudoir photography session at around 7 months.  This is about the time your bump isn’t too big that you are miserable, but still big enough to be seen in the photos! Click here to get in touch with me!

One more tip: Be sure to check out my Pinterest boards as well for more pins for new moms. Preparing for a newborn is as exciting as is it scary, but you so got this!

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Tracy Lynn is a boudoir photographer for brides-to-be in the St. Louis area, and a mentor + coach for photographers looking to level up their businesses with better systems and processes.

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