In this video, Jenna talks about where she turned to for information and support while waiting for her little girl to arrive.
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Jenna Surrat: I’ve got a couple of really great books that I reference frequently. Just if something weird is going on, I can look it up and index these medical books. And – of my sister-in-law is in PA, so—and she recently had a baby so I got to her with a lot of questions as well. This is one might – that I went to – the very beginning, I think it’s called My Baby Center. I might need to get back to you on the name of the website, but you go in and register and let them know when your D-Date is and—it’s cool because they send you weekly updates and what’s going on with your baby. Like week 39 like today, I’m 39 weeks, so I’m sure I’ve got an e-mail it’s in my inbox and says, today your baby is getting fatter or sometime – what is says. But that’s another really cool thing that Jason and I have done together every week is sit down—sit down on the week—the morning that we reach a new week, and read in the pregnancy book together, what’s going on with her that week. Right now, it’s once a week. I’ve been told this point though—once a month and then—it’s once a month from the beginning and then once to three weeks and then two weeks a couple of weeks ago—the last month that they want to see every week to see how things are progressing and make sure the baby is still alive. We haven’t taken our – class, we’ve taken—we took a parenting class that has been just amazing and—like I said, just thinking about the you know, after she’s born, that has just give me such a peace about it because I’ve got an amazing guidance and instruction as far as raising an infant goes—and just tell a lot about feeding and just taking care of the baby and establishing a good routine for her. And doing that say that Jason and I can live a happy healthy marriage as well. But we took a birth class and they did get through some breathing techniques and talk to us about the process of labor and what to expect. We had the – moment together for a while in one session and split up. The men went off with the men who told them what to expect from us during the labor process. Be tolerant, how to do – and be warned about breastfeeding, so that’s really cool. I definitely recommend doing something, just prepare your button. We didn’t take the hospital class or anything like that but—parenting class that we took was actually—throughout – was on this and like this mom group setting, we have about 12 other couples in there just in someone’s – and—We’re actually really fortunate to have the authors of an amazing book teach our class. So that was fantastic, how – they kind of mentor us and know that they’ll be there to support us once – born was just so great.

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