I’ve officially made it through my first trimester (I’m a month into my 2nd), I’m feeling so much better, and I’m so happy! This pregnancy was a lot harder than my first. I was basically nauseous for over 2 months straight and throwing up every single day. But with a few key essentials, I survived 🙂
- Prenatal Vitamins: The number one pregnancy must-have! I look for ones with DHA and at least 800mg of Folic Acid.
- Leggings: I’m all about comfort. My baby bump appeared sooner with this pregnancy than my last so I’ve been living in leggings. These leather leggings are perfect for a cute, casual or fancy outfit (and the fit a 2nd trimester bump too), and these sweatpant leggings are great for lounging around the house.
- Nausea Medicine: I dealt with nausea and vomiting more this pregnancy than my last (I even had to get an IV of fluids because I was getting too dehydrated from throwing up), so my doctor recommended taking Unisom and Vitamin B6 together as a nausea medicine. It’s over-the-counter and the most mild form of nausea medicine. Apparently, Unisom was actually made for pregnant women but became more well known as a sleep aid so they market it as that now. My doctor said there have been tons of studies on these medicines and they’re completely safe for pregnancy. But like with any medicine, be sure to check with your doctor before taking it.
- Water Bottle + Sparkling Water: I like ice cold water when I’m pregnant and my Yeti is amazing at keeping my water cold. I also like sparkling water when I’m pregnant (I don’t like it when I’m not pregnant), so having sparking water on hand helps me to drink enough water.
- Oversized Tops and Sweaters: Oversized clothes to hide that is she pregnant or did she eat too much baby bump. And you’ll be able to wear them as your bump gets bigger too.
- Snacks: Having snacks near by helps with nausea. I kept saltine crackers by my bed and they’re the first thing I’d reach for when I woke up. I also try to have a protein shake or bar because it helps to make me feel full and keep nausea at ease.
If you’re pregnant and in your first trimester, CONGRATS and I hope you feel better soon! The second trimester will be here before you know it 🙂