Here are some of my essential items that got me through the darkness that can sometimes be your first trimester of pregnancy. For me, the first trimester feels like the longest hangover without the cocktails and good times to show for it. It’s all about survival right now, and cheers to hoping that the second trimester brings that boost of energy that some of those mamas are raving about!
Daily water intake is huge throughout pregnancy, but especially in the beginning. This gallon water bottles makes it easy to make sure you are getting enough water. It has hourly reminders to drink up. I’m so incredibly thankful I have never thrown up during my pregnancies, but I had 24/7 nausea like a mother! Stay hydrated!
Again, I never had the urge to vomit, but many mamas do. Sea Bands acupressure bands are a natural alternative to prescription medication, and I have heard so many good reviews.
I used Preggie Pops during my second pregnancy, and it helped so much! I prefer to go the natural route when I can to avoid prescription medications. I liked all the flavors! Make sure to consult your doctor if your nausea and/or vomiting are impacting your daily life.
Ginger ale can help so much with easing a sore stomach and nausea. Keep it on hand at all times.
Start your prenatal vitamins as soon as you get that positive pregnancy test!I have tried so many brands, and these below are my favorites:
To help extend your wardrobe as long as you can, you need to get Belly Bands. Mama, you will get bloated here and there in the first 12 weeks, and it can make it difficult to button those skinny jeans. I have these in three colors to help stretch your wardrobe a bit farther.
I purchased Expecting Better on a mama friend’s recommendation with my third pregnancy. Loved it! The author has a way of presenting research in a way that makes you feel more confident in your decisions while pregnant. Quick, easy read.
Especially if this is your first pregnancy, it is so much fun to document all the feelings and changes you are going through with a pregnancy journal. I kept one for each of my pregnancies just to compare, and it’s been interesting how similar and how different each time has been.
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