I'm pregnant: What do I do now? Congratulations, kudos, and woo hoo – you're pregnant! In those rare moments when you're not dancing on air or completely freaking out, you may wonder what you need to do next. Here are the most important things to do as you wait to meet your baby. Start with the pregnancy basics Calculate your baby's due date. Don't bother with a pencil and paper – just use our handy due date calculator. Not only will it tell you the date you'll be looking forward to all pregnancy long, it'll give you a personalized calendar that shows when you'll hear your baby's heartbeat, find out your baby's sex, and more. Choose a doctor or midwife. You'll be seeing a lot of your obstetrician, family physician, or midwife over the coming months, so it's important to find a good match. Once you've made your decision, help get your pregnancy off to a healthy start by scheduling your first prenatal appointment. (Prenatal care providers typically schedule the visit for when you're at least 8 weeks pregnant.) Decide when to announce your pregnancy. Some women wait until after the first trimester, when the risk of miscarriage drops, while others announce it right away. Some wait to tell their co-workers or boss to avoid being treated differently at work, while others want their workplace buds to understand why they're a little green around the gills. Also consider how you'll make the news public – in person, by phone, in writing, or by picture or video (or get creative inspiration from other parents). Of course, this should be a joint decision – you don't want to opt for secrecy only to discover that your partner's already announced the news to 400 Facebook friends. Plan ahead before you have your baby Find out what's in store throughout pregnancy. The list you're reading now gives you a feel for what happens in early pregnancy, but what else should you expect? Get a sneak peek at the months ahead with our quick pregnancy overview. Figure out your finances. They're worth every penny, of course, but babies cost money. Use our baby cost calculator to get a feel for how expensive your bundle of joy is going to be in the first year. Then do what you can to get your bucks in a row. Get your ultimate pregnancy to-do list. Are you a planner? Do you want details? Look no further than our mega pregnancy checklist for the nitty-gritty on all your pre-baby tasks – from conception until your due date. Brainstorm baby names. Finding the perfect baby name is one of the most exciting parts of the pregnancy journey – though it can be a bit overwhelming. You don't need to choose a name anytime soon (some people even wait until after their baby is born), but it can be lots of fun to start a list of possibilities. Read up on how to pick a name and the pitfalls to avoid, and then browse our baby name inspiration lists and search for names in our Baby Names Finder.