First Trimester Essentialsby Charlotte Zealey
The first trimester is one of the worst for many women. Today, I am going to share with you the items which have helped me during the first trimester. I have not been feeling the greatest and there have been periods of time where I thought that I could not do it anymore. The nausea is something which has been horrible; I have not been eating that much. Even after 12 weeks, I have not gained any weight this pregnancy. Hopefully, this is something that changes and I get my appetite back as I very much miss food.
If I am sitting on a sofa, I will really need something supporting my back. I seem to be struggling with my lower back but there is not a lot that I can do to help ease this. I have tried getting people to massage my back to ease it, which does help, but is unfortunately not available all the time. So, I have found that placing a cushion behind my back to support it is helping. I know I am no doubt going to have to purchase a pregnancy pillow at some stage.
I am constantly needing to take in water and juice. I have had periods where I can feel super dizzy and dehydrated. Luckily, I am able to drink juice. However, I am definitely not loving fizzy drinks anymore because they make me too gassy. Of course, being pregnant when it is humid, it's easy to become dehydrated. Carrying water is something which I am finding essential at the moment. It is something that I am going to try and do for the rest of my pregnancy.
This has been one of the only things which I can manage to stand. No matter what time of day it is, I can actually manage to eat toast. I swear for the first few weeks it is one of the only things which I managed to eat. For now, toast is usually a snack as my nausea is starting to go away, however, I do still have it at lunch sometimes. This has actually saved me as I have felt increasingly sick and tired because of the lack of food I can manage to eat.
Leggings are something which I wear all the time no matter if I am pregnant or not. Of course, I want the ones which are even comfier and stretchy to accommodate my ever-growing bump. At the moment I have not had to invest in any pregnancy leggings but I am sure this will change as time goes on. I don’t want things to be too tight around my bump at the moment because it hurts by the end of the day
I am unsure if this is due to the heat but I do not want things clinging to me and feeling tight at the moment. Luckily, I have so many of my tops which are not too tight. Again, I do not want to have to purchase too many maternity items while I can get away with it.
There have been days where I have had to go lay down because I have felt so sick. I have been watching so much YouTube in order to not get bored. I have found so many new channels which are amazing. I do also use my Amazon Prime account, but I may end up also investing in Netflix so I don’t find myself getting bored.
This is something which I picked up in Asda since my heartburn this time has been terrible. I struggled with heartburn towards the end of my pregnancy with Jess. There have been a few times where I have had to take it because I have felt so awful. I have just been taking the Asda's own just make sure it is safe to take when you're pregnant.