As your friend and fellow momma, I'm here to share my raw, honest journey from pregnancy to postpartum.
Discover what worked for me, what didn't, and everything in between - the good, the bad, and the hilariously unexpected!
The 1st trimester of pregnancy is such a rush of emotions… and hormones! The 1st trimester covers weeks 1 – 12 of pregnancy. Did you know that week 1 of pregnancy is technically the first day of your last period?! That means, by the time you have missed your next period and get a positive pregnancy test, you are most likely already four weeks pregnant. During this time, there are so many changes happening to a woman’s body. You are growing a whole human being which is developing rapidly in such a short amount of time. If the fetus continued to grow at the rate it grows during the first trimester, your baby would be 1.5 TONS by birth! This takes lots of nutrients and energy from mama. Below are my top 5 must haves during this first trimester of pregnancy to help any mama, even the lucky ones who don’t experience any nausea or morning sickness could benefit from the tips below!
Liver truly is a superfood, however, I have a hard time even thinking about eating liver when I’m not pregnant, let alone when I’m feeling the waves of 1st trimester nausea. Desiccated liver in pill form is a great option. Beef liver is a rich source of vitamin A, B vitamins, iron, CoQ10. Natures multivitamin.
A Morning sickness lifesaver. Add a few drops to a warm shower or simply sniff the bottle to help ease some of the nausea, especially if you have an aversion to specific smells. I would carry this in my backpack or purse to always have with me.
A clean and refreshing mixture of sodium, potassium and magnesium. Helped to keep me hydrated, and I noticed the more hydrated I was, the less nauseas I would feel.
A mixture of vitamin C, K-1, B6, Ginger, peppermint and lemon balm, I would take these to help with nausea and morning sickness (…more like all day sickness).
Coconut water is another great source of electrolytes. I would use this to make an adrenal cocktail which I would drink every day around 2pm for an extra boost in energy and to replenish depleted vitamins and minerals.
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