5 tips to survive the first trimester of your pregnancy

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For a majority of women, the first trimester of the pregnancy journey is really difficult.

At this point, your fetus is slowly growing and developing and you experience a lot of hormonal changes. Symptoms like nausea and vomiting are at their peak, not to mention the constant fatigue and all the other issues. To be fair, the pregnancy journey is not the same for everyone though some have it easy and others, not so much. So, with that in mind what can you do to have a seamless first trimester? We have some tips for you:

1. Hydrate a lot.

Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated even if you’re not thirsty as hydrating will assist flush out toxins, help with bodily functions and keep headaches, fatigue and dizziness at bay as these are symptoms of dehydration. Plus, if you’re dealing with morning sickness and experiencing nausea and vomiting, you definitely want to ensure that you’re replenishing the fluids in your body by drinking a lot of water.

2. Get lots of rest.

Remember that your body is working extra hard to create that little life inside of you and one of the pregnancy symptoms that will be so prevalent during the first trimester is fatigue. You will probably feel so exhausted all the time so do ensure to get some rest whenever you can, take a nap, rest your feet on a comfortable place - anything to make you feel better, less stressed and less tired.

3. Don’t research too much on the internet.

I know it makes sense to research, especially if it’s your first pregnancy and you literally have no idea what to expect. However, the downside of research is that you end up finding way too much information out there, including not so real or not so helpful info and it can be hard to even filter it down. So, you end up panicking and actually doing the most. The best thing is to download a pregnancy app instead or join a group with other pregnant women and you will get proper information you need without digging too dip into Google.

4. Stay nourished.

If you’re dealing with morning sickness, it can be a bit hard but what you wanna do is always have something you can bite on close by. Even if you throw up, or you don’t feel like eating at all, just try to bite on something even if it’s a fruit or a healthy snack. It’s very important to keep your body nourished because at this point, you’re actually eating for two.

5. Your pregnancy will pass! Don't stress.

It’s really not easy. You look at your body and see that it's changing every day, your pregnancy acne is blowing up due to hormones, you feel tired and sick all the time and the list goes on…but don’t worry, it will all come to pass. Keep going and try your best to keep your stress levels as minimal as possible, for the benefit of your growing baby. Oh, plus remember, your bump will not really show in the first trimester so enjoy your normal clothes and stay sexy but comfortable!


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