Gatorade: Great for regaining sugar/energy and staying hydrated.
Tylenol: Headaches are common in the first trimester and tylenol is one of the only safe pain medications to use while pregnant.
Bras: Good support is necessary when your breasts start getting bigger. This is a common first symptom of pregnancy that most women look over.
Water bottle: Always try to keep yourself hydrated because that’s where most of the nausea/fatigue will stem from. Keep your favorite insulated water bottle close and filled.
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is a great source of protein and can pick up your blood sugar fast if you are weak or faint.
Saltine’s:Go ahead and have your significant other wake you up about 20-30 minutes before you “get up” and have him shove these down your throat with some water. Most women with morning sickness have a hard time starting their day without feeling nauseated right off the back, so eating something mild can help lessen the nausea before your feet hit the ground.
Prenatal Gummy’s: There are many prenatal vitamins to choose from. The gummy’s are much easier to take, and are actually pretty good, especially when you are already experiencing nausea. Taking any vitamin can still cause nausea so many women take them at night to ease their stomach.
Burt’s Bee’s Acne Items: In the first weeks of pregnancy it is common for your skin to break out very badly, similar to your teen years if you struggled then. Burt’s Bee’s Acne roll stick is easy to apply and will help minimize those breakouts, plus it’s natural ingredients make you feel good about what is going on your skin for yourself and baby.
Belly Band: Bloating is one of the first symptoms you may experience, so your clothes will begin to feel much tighter. It isn’t necessary to go out and buy a bunch of maternity clothes right away. Many mama’s are able to use their band up until the very end.
Burt’s Bees Lotion: Drier skin than normal is common with pregnancies during winter, so this lotion is a great option for safe ingredients to lather onto your skin.
2. Ginger Gum– another really great nausea remedy that works pretty fast. Also, if you drink tea, you can add some ginger in it in the morning to give you a better start.
3. Zofran– Most healthcare professionals will prescribe you zofran if you have bad nausea. Most OB’s don’t see you for your first visit until you are between 9-12weeks along, so if you feel like you need something more for nausea give them a call and see if you can get this medicine before your visit.
4. Kellog’s Fiber Plus Chocolate Chip Bars:You’ll need these for #3 if you take Zofran often. This medication is known to slow down your digestive tract and can cause constipation. Be sure to add fiber to your diet if you take it a lot.
5. Earth Mama Angel Baby: Mama-to-Be kit: This brand is known to put out some amazing all natural products. Many mama’s rave about their teas, natural stretch oils, nipple cream, and lotions. I can vouch and tell you, I never let me supply run low- they are amazing!
The first trimester can be rough on some mama’s and a breeze for others. What tricks worked for you during your pregnancy to overcome some of the difficulties you may have experienced?