First Trimester Got You Down? Check Out These Experienced Moms’ Tips to Help You Get Through

The first trimester of pregnancy is no doubt an exciting time. You just found out you’re expecting! You’re filled with dreams of who your little apple seed will become! You’re excited to find out if you’re having a boy or girl! This exciting time is also often a little unpleasant. You might be nauseous, exhausted, achy, and filled with worry about your pregnancy. If your first trimester is more stress and discomfort than excitement and bliss, check out these mom tips from those who have been there and done that for getting through!

Morning Sickness

“Morning sickness is the worst. I kept crackers by my bed and made sure to have a nibble every morning before I even sat up. While it didn’t eliminate the nausea completely, it did seem to help.” – Julia

“Don’t be afraid to tell your doctor how bad it is! I was throwing up every single day, multiple times per day and my doctor was able to prescribe something that really helped me!”- Ami

“Just give it time. I know it sounds awful and feels awful but it ends – I promise. I made a countdown clock to second trimester and, even though my nausea lingered a little longer than I wanted it was gone by about week 16 and I was finally able to enjoy my pregnancy.” -Caroline

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Exhaustion

“I was SO wiped out during my first trimester I felt like I couldn’t get anything at all done. My best solution was just to accept it and lower my bar. Before long I got my energy back and life felt a little more normal!” – Kyra

“I was so tired that I almost fell asleep at my desk a few times. While binge watching Netflix and staying up late with my husband was fun I had to make the choice to go to bed WAY earlier than normal during my first trimester.” -Christa

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Worry

“I had a miscarriage prior to my pregnancy with my son so I spent the whole first trimester worrying that the same thing would happen again. What helped most was talking about my fears with my partner and other loved ones until, with time, they passed.”- Jayda

“I had a really understanding OB who was great about talking me through my concerns and making sure i felt comfortable. Get a doctor who will do that and not dismiss your fears!” -Brittney

“I think you just have to feel the worry and trust that things are going to work out how they’re supposed to. It’s hard when you care so much but that’s really all you can do.” -Maya

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First Trimester Got You Down? Check Out These Experienced Moms’ Tips to Help You Get Through

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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