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I know it will be different for different people in different areas, but I'm wondering if/when you willl be booking services such as a Doula, or Newborn Photography session? These specifically are 2 things that are important to me, and I want to make sure I get who I want for both.... That said before I'm even out of the 1st trimester seems very premature to be making phone calls!
Honestly it's never too early to book in my opinion, especially photographers. The good ones book up quickly. You actually just reminded me to email the person I want to book my maternity pics with, and I'll probably book newborn pics the same time. Hopefully this week, if I remember with this dang brain forgetting everything lately. I've never used a doula but again I would at call and get who you want lined up. If nothing else you can have a meet and greet now to make sure you are compatible and then not see her again until later in pregnancy if you wanted. I'm an extreme preplanner though. I hate leaving anything until the last minute.
I was looking at local newborn photographers and the one I liked the best is already booked up from now until February! So, I think that starting to look into photographers wouldn't be a bad idea. I'm thinking I will wait at least until my first trimester is over to book anyone though, just to be safe.
I think it's too early to book your NB photo session but not too early to start looking at people's work and figure out their pricing and who you'd like to go with. I also don't think it's too early to start interviewing Doulas at all. You want to make sure you're not rushed and are able to establish that relationship early on IMO.
Like some of the other women said, photographer can book up fast, especially the good ones. I am getting the same photographer who photographed my wedding as well as my sister's wedding. As soon as I got confirmation from the Dr., I emailed him to set up maternity shots and to let him know I wanted him to do newborn shots for me as well.