Mother and Baby

Pregnancy journals to record your special journey

Section: Maternity
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When you're in the thick of pregnancy, it can feel like it lasts forever. But when you're through the other side and your baby is finally here, in hindsight it can feel like actually, it went by in a flash.

That's why we love a pregnancy journal, a dedicated place where parents-to-be can chronicle their pregnancy journey, reflecting on the growth, emotions and memories that they want to hold onto. You can then revisit this lovely keepsake on those days you're feeling nostalgic. 

While you can of course buy yourself a pregnancy journal (in fact, we encourage it!), they also make fabulous gifts for friends and family, whether it's for a baby shower or even a birthday present.  

Whatever your reason, here are our favourite pregnancy journals you can order today. 

The best pregnancy journals

This elegant keepsake journal and memory book is designed with a timeless look and archival paper so that you can one day pass it along to your little one. You’ll find space to journal your feelings and experiences about pregnancy and your birth story plus a section to document your prenatal appointments and growth.

Pocket folder: Yes

Review: “I am only 6+5 pregnant and this is my first pregnancy related purchase as I'm still a bit superstitious. The journal arrived yesterday and oh boy does it make me feel all motherly! It's stunning, very thoughtful and just so so so classy in every way. The way she's worded her sentences is superb, very gentle, very supportive. She really thought of every outcome.”

You'll find oodles of space to note down your feelings and thoughts for the 40 weeks and beyond of your pregnancy in this cloth-bound journal.You can keep track of the physical changes you're undergoing week by week as well as eecord notes about visits with your doctor, test results, questions you might have, and more. It’s also packed with time-targeted information about pregnancy, week by week, trimester by trimester.

Pocket folder: Yes

Review: “I’m over the moon with how beautiful this journal is, and for the price!? I looked at a lot of others which just seemed like glorified notebooks with a few questions repeated throughout. Not this journal, it has tailored information per week (that is useful rather than cringe), thoughtful questions to fill in and it’s designed so beautifully! I’m so glad I bought this and would get it as a gift for others in future for sure.”

This vibrant A5 pregnancy journal has lots of room for for appointments, scans, plans, lists as well as hints, milestone and more. There are dedicated pages for your dates, GP/hospital and midwife appointments, scans, blood tests and jabs, movement tracker and birth plan. You'll also find to-do lists, notes pages, advice, and information such as what to pack for the hospital. 

Pocket folder: No

This gorgeous natural linen hardcover journal is case bound with a gold embossed title and spine. There’s lots of space for weekly journal entries and a bump photo, plus extra pages to note birth plans, baby name ideas, book, website and app recommendations, appointment schedules, nursery plans and shopping lists. 

Pocket folder: No

Part reference book and part journal, this unique planner is packed full of advice and inspiration for you, your baby and your home. A warm, witty and non-judgemental companion for all parents-to-be, the dip-in-dip-out format of this pregnancy journal allows you to pick your own priorities, and plan what matters most to you, aiming to help you to enter this exciting next chapter feeling calm, confident and ready to welcome your new baby.

Pocket folder: No

Review: "Bought this for my daughter and she was delighted with it. So much more then just a journal, full of lots of tips and information."

If you’re after something simple and straightforward, this is the pregnancy journal for you. You can record every moment of your pregnancy journey as you wait for your little one to arrive, while you create a keepsake to treasure when they’re all grown up. There are shopping lists, packing lists, 'the baby's coming' plans and a 40-week journal. 

Pocket folder: No

Review: “It's a great item and does the job. There are many pages where I'd hoped it was lined and it wasn't. I'd also hoped the book had a bit more detail such as sections for appointments and symptoms etc.”

Available in A5 and A4 sizes and wiro-bound so it can be easily flipped open or laid flat to scribble in, this gorgeous journal has space to capture notes and even pictures every week of the pregnancy, along with suggestions of the important milestones to include, the details of the birth and extra notes pages, printed on thick white paper. You can even personalise it with mum's name in gold, silver or copper for an extra special touch.

Pocket folder: Yes

Review: "The mum to be was thrilled with this gift and is now happily recording bump memories."

Inside this special journal is a a week-by-week pregnancy diary (arranged by trimester and covering weeks 8 to 42) plus plenty of pages to document your scans and bump photos. The lists will help you feel organised and there is even space to write down your birth story to capture all the little details. We love the weekly self-care pages that aim to remind you to take good care of yourself.

Pocket folder: No

Review: "A unique journal to keep track of special memories from our pregnancy. There are spaces for inserting photos and keeping a weekly track of your pregnancy progress."

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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