Every single woman is different. Also, every pregnancy can be different but I wanted to share my first trimester survival items in case they might help anyone else trying to get through the first 12 weeks.
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I believe knowledge is power. Knowing that my symptoms were normal and would hopefully end in a couple weeks definitely helped me survive the first trimester.
Preferably, you start taking these before you are even pregnant but if your pregnancy was a surprise you should absolutely start taking them now.
Not really an item, but trust me sleep is your best friend. Nap, even if you don’t normally, because your body is going through a lot of changes and you will be exhausted.
These candies really helped me choke down the vomit. At work I almost always had one in my mouth.
The coldness of the Popsicles (preferably the red/white/blue kind) really calmed my stomach. Every day I enjoyed one on my way to work. You should have seen the Popsicle wrappers on the floor of my car each week.
Every chance I got at work to scarf down a couple of graham crackers to help keep the nausea manageable I took.
Multiple times during the first trimester I panicked and thought I was going to vomit in the grocery store, car, etc and that would have really ruined the items in my purse. Instead, keep a couple of layered plastic bags on you in case the moment strikes.
Mentally I said the following phrase multiple times a day and it worked! “Don’t throw up on the . . .(customer, computer, etc)”
Sidenote – There are medications to ease the nausea but I never wanted to be on medication if I could help it. If my “morning” sickness had been much worse or lasted much longer I may have changed my tune.