The first trimester of pregnancy can be filled with many challenges and obstacles. As soon as that stick shows two lines or the glaring pregnant words on a digital; your body changes. Fatigue, nausea, bloating and mood swings take over and you just don’t feel like yourself anymore. For me, I know that the first trimester is always the hardest on my body and it is also the longest for so may other reasons. I know that I am not alone. So whether you are a first time mom, second time mom or even a fifth time mom, learning how to survive the first trimester of pregnancy is key on getting through it. And if are looking for items to help you get through the first trimester, you can also check out my blog post on Must Have Items for the First Trimester HERE.
How to Survive the First Trimester of Pregnancy
I know this feels nearly impossible to do especially when you are so tired all the time. but I promise you, getting exercise is really important in helping you beat that fatigue. Also, it helps with bloating along with some other remedies mentioned next.
Beat the Bloat
Constipation and bloating are just two fun little side effects of being pregnant. There are some things that you can do to help. Probiotics and magnesium can help. My favorite products are Garden of Life Prenatal Probiotics and Calm magnesium citrate supplements which can also help with sleep! You can find those and other items. that have helped me get through the first trimester on my Amazon Storefront.
No, I don’t mean wine. Drink that water. Staying hydrated is helpful in beating constipation and bloating. If you can’t stomach straight water, try adding fruit or flavoring to the water. Some of my favorite flavors are Stir and True Lemon because they don’t contain fake sugar. Instead they are sweetened with stevia.
Curb that Nausea
Find something that works for the nausea early on. Many swear by the B6 and Unisom combo, while some are able to manage it with ginger candies and tea, and then others have to resort to zofran or medicines. Whatever you and your healthcare professional decide is best for you, give it a try because feeling sick to your stomach and vomiting is not fun for anyone.
Rest when you can and give yourself some grace when you don’t accomplish all the things that you need to do. The first trimester is exhausting and getting enough sleep is so important to help you feel better overall.
What’s something that helped you get through the first trimester? Let me know in the comments below.