Yay! You’re pregnant, which means you’re officially in the first trimester of your pregnancy, how exciting!? You have probably heard all about the horrors of what it’s like being in first trimester of pregnancy. From having morning sickness, feeling fatigue and having food aversions. Everything is true! That’s why it’s important to have a few essentials and first trimester must haves at hand. So you can be prepared and deal with it with more ease.
Don’t get me wrong, the first trimester has it’s perks too. This is when you find out you’re pregnant and also when you tell your partner in a cute way that you’re going to be parents for the first, second or third time. Very special! Then all of the first trimester symptoms start peaking in. Your body is going to go through a lot trying to accommodate your growing baby, your hormones are going to be all over the place and quiet frankly you’re going to feel it.
These first trimester must haves seriously helped me survive the first trimester of pregnancy. It kept me alive and feeling okay for the most part. I’m extremely lucky that my morning sickness didn’t go beyond feeling nauseous. God knows I’m petrified of vomiting, so I’m forever grateful It didn’t get to that point. Anyways mama, I hope these first trimester must haves will help you enjoy your pregnancy a little bit better and with ease.
10 first trimester must haves for moms to survive and get through it
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If you are not taking prenatal vitamins yet, now is the time mama. Taking prenatal vitamins is not only crucial for you to take but it’s also crucial for your baby. Make sure it contains folic acid because it prevents neural tube defects. Which are serious abnormalities in the brain and spinal cord. We want to prevent this! Also make sure it has iron because you do not want to become anemic during your pregnancy (I was!). I took prenatal vitamins plus iron pills, it was not fun because every time I took them I wanted to gag.Anyways, make sure you’re taking your prenatal vitamins as soon as possible!
Ginger ale soda saved my life with both of my pregnancies. During both of my pregnancies in the first trimester, I had to have ginger ale soda on my night stand to help relief my nausea. I swore by it and still do to this day! Also, it’s great to have as an alternative if you can’t stomach drinking water at this time.
Water bottle (BPA free) to the rescue! I don’t know if you have noticed yet, but being pregnant makes you feel thirsty girl (not boy thirsty but water thirsty, haha! I had to). It’s important to stay hydrated during your pregnancy because you do not want to be prone to overheating. According to TheBump.com “ Your body needs water to form amniotic fluid, produce extra blood volume, build new tissue, carry nutrients, help indigestion and flush out your wastes and toxins. (Baby’s too!)” As you can see staying hydrated it’s essential for you and your baby, so drink up mama!
Not really feeling water that much? You can drink Gatorade or any other safe beverage that has electrolytes.
Being as comfortable as you can during the first trimester is a must. You’re going through all of these emotions, body changes and dealing with the not so pretty first trimester symptoms can be hard on you.Wearing Leggings helped me not put pressure on my stomach and helped me feel comfortable. I love leggings and I mean who doesn’t? So stock up on them because you’re going to be wearing these for a long time mama.
With both of my pregnancies I suffered from heartburn pretty early on. My mom and aunts would tell me that it means my babies were going to be born with a full head of hair. That’s great and all, but I needed relief. Besides drinking milk, my doctor recommended me to take Tums (over the counter). It’s an antacid and it really made me feel so much better. It doesn’t taste bad at all, which is always a plus when you’re pregnant.
Yes! Netflix was my BFF when I was pregnant with my twins. It kept my toddler occupied while I took naps, I loved it. It also entertained me when I was battling fatigue and morning sickness. Pick a few shows to watch and enjoy it mama, I know it won’t alleviate your pregnancy symptoms but I assure you that it will make the time pass by more enjoyable.
7. Baby apps
I loved loved looking at baby apps on my phone. It was super exciting for me to see how my belly was growing, how my baby/ies were growing and what fruit or vegetable they resembled. Baby apps are a must have in your first trimester because you honestly won’t get enough of it. A few of my favorites were the BabyCenter (pregnancy tracker) and What To Expect pregnancy and baby tracker. There are obviously more out there now, so you have a fun list of apps to choose from!
8. Pregnancy books
Along with the baby apps, you are also going to be reading a lot of pregnancy books to help you prepare for your baby. With both of my pregnancies, I was obsessed with reading books all about pregnancy and baby because it helped me forget about my undesired first trimester symptoms. Here are a few of my favorites you can start reading today, some are funny, relate-table and informational!
Crackers were my life with both of my pregnancies and it literally helped me survive and get through the first trimester. Believe me, if you’re battling with morning sickness, you need this in your life mama, like right now! It immediately eliminated my morning sickness, even if it was for that moment that I was eating it. Stock up on saltine crackers and feel better during your first trimester. It’s a must have for sure!
Even though I have never tried these Preggie Pop Drops I hear it’s great to ease morning sickness.Since I want you to feel better as soon a possible, I am including it in this list. These Preggie Pops automatically helps alleviate queasy stomach and helps stop nausea. I mean come on score! I wish I knew about these when I was pregnant with my twins.
These are the first trimester must haves for moms to survive and get through it. It may seem like a long time to finally get to the glorious second trimester but I promise, you will get there sooner than you think. In the mean time, try some of these must haves to help you get through the morning sickness, fatigue and overall mood. Do things that you like, try to rest as much as you can and take it a day at a time.
Keep these must haves in mind:
- Prenatal vitamins
- Ginger ale soda
- Water bottle
- Baby apps
- Pregnancy books
- Ginger pops
I hope this list of first trimester must haves can help you enjoy and survive the first trimester of your pregnancy. Let me know what items has helped you get through the first trimester?