You’ve found out your pregnant! Yay! Congratulations!
An exciting journey is about to unfold but being 100% honest it’s not always easy. For a lot of mumma’s especially in the first trimester (or first 12 weeks) so I have been gathering a list of what has supported myself and other mums through that first trimester.
Don’t worry it’s not all doom and gloom, some mums to be breeze through the first trimester but some of these items may support you even if this is the case. Growing a baby is a magical time that we all experience differently, but we should never be afraid to share our journey no matter how it is.
Check out what we think are first trimester must haves you’ll want on hand to support those first important 13 weeks.
You may already be taking pre-natal vitamins while you have been trying to conceive. If you haven’t however, the time to start is now. You can get a range of pregnancy vitamins from your local supermarket or pharmacy, otherwise of course you can shop them online. It is recommended to take a tablet that contains 400mg everyday until you are at least 12 weeks pregnant, the NHS also suggest making sure the tablets don’t contain Vitamin A as well.
To Ease Sickness & Nausea
Morning sickness or nausea is often one of the first symptoms that we have a little human growing within us. A lot of mums swear by ginger biscuits to help ease the nausea, though any plain biscuit is also recommended to keep your stomach settled.
Another recommendation is ‘Morning Rescue’ from HotTea Mama. A combination of whole leaves of lemon verbena, lemon balm, African mint and lemongrass combine with pieces of root ginger for a soothing cuppa. *Use code LUCYWATTY at checkout for 10% off.
If all else fails, keep a sick bucket near like my friend recommends haha
Arbonne Hydration + Fizz
Energy can be very low during not just your first trimester but your whole pregnancy. These two products will help give you an energy boost and also help you stay hydrated, which for me personally I struggle with daily water intake and these help me increase that.
Arbonne fizz sticks provide a natural energy boost with a blend of gingseng root, chromium and B vitamins as well as naturally derived caffeine from guarana and green tea.
TrueSport Hydration features a blend of vitamin C and vitamin E which is formulated to hydrate you. Both products are vegan and gluten free.
Next size up underwear
You might not think you need them yet but as your bump starts to appear it can become more uncomfortable having something tight around your lower belly. You won’t yet be needing maternity clothes but it will make you a bit more comfortable investing in the next size up underwear and some stretchy tights/leggings.
Pregnancy Diary/Memory Book
Whether this is your first pregnancy or not, a memory book is an incredible to hold those memories that we often forget. I know when I read back on my first pregnancy it often gives me a few giggles and reminds me of parts of pregnancy I didn’t remember. If you purchase a pregnancy/memory book there is often spaces for bump pictures, birth details and precious memories from babies first few years of life. This is a journey you will want to remember for the rest of your life.
Check out this one from Baby Birds Casting which I have been using for baby #2 (Use code TMD10 at checkout for 10% off any of the products on here)
It’s never too early to start using bump butter/bump oil, you can start using it from as soon as you find out you are pregnant and keep using until after birth. Bump oil will help improve your skin elasticity and recovery after birth, nourishing and nurturing your skin can be a preventative method for stretch marks (though it’s not proven that it will stop them from appearing, it will keep your skin hydrated). Don’t forget about your hip area and breasts too as the skin here is often stretched during pregnancy.
This might not be for everyone but it is common in early pregnancy to experience constipation. This is due to the hormone progesterone making your bowel more relaxed and sluggish. You can get lactulose from your local pharmacy but I’d always recommend talking to your midwife if you are experience bowel issues.
What were your must have items during your first trimester?
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