First Trimester Essentials

by Charlotte Zealey

The first trimester is one of the worst for many women. Today, I am going to share with you the items which have helped me during the first trimester. I have not been feeling the greatest and there have been periods of time where I thought that I could not do it anymore. The nausea is something which has been horrible; I have not been eating that much. Even after 12 weeks, I have not gained any weight this pregnancy. Hopefully, this is something that changes and I get my appetite back as I very much miss food.

Back Cushion

If I am sitting on a sofa, I will really need something supporting my back. I seem to be struggling with my lower back but there is not a lot that I can do to help ease this. I have tried getting people to massage my back to ease it, which does help, but is unfortunately not available all the time. So, I have found that placing a cushion behind my back to support it is helping. I know I am no doubt going to have to purchase a pregnancy pillow at some stage.

Water Bottle

I am constantly needing to take in water and juice. I have had periods where I can feel super dizzy and dehydrated. Luckily, I am able to drink juice. However, I am definitely not loving fizzy drinks anymore because they make me too gassy. Of course, being pregnant when it is humid, it's easy to become dehydrated. Carrying water is something which I am finding essential at the moment. It is something that I am going to try and do for the rest of my pregnancy.

Toast

This has been one of the only things which I can manage to stand. No matter what time of day it is, I can actually manage to eat toast. I swear for the first few weeks it is one of the only things which I managed to eat. For now, toast is usually a snack as my nausea is starting to go away, however, I do still have it at lunch sometimes. This has actually saved me as I have felt increasingly sick and tired because of the lack of food I can manage to eat.

Comfy Leggings

Leggings are something which I wear all the time no matter if I am pregnant or not. Of course, I want the ones which are even comfier and stretchy to accommodate my ever-growing bump. At the moment I have not had to invest in any pregnancy leggings but I am sure this will change as time goes on. I don’t want things to be too tight around my bump at the moment because it hurts by the end of the day

Loose Tops

I am unsure if this is due to the heat but I do not want things clinging to me and feeling tight at the moment. Luckily, I have so many of my tops which are not too tight. Again, I do not want to have to purchase too many maternity items while I can get away with it.

YouTube

There have been days where I have had to go lay down because I have felt so sick. I have been watching so much YouTube in order to not get bored. I have found so many new channels which are amazing. I do also use my Amazon Prime account, but I may end up also investing in Netflix so I don’t find myself getting bored.

Heartburn Medication

This is something which I picked up in Asda since my heartburn this time has been terrible. I struggled with heartburn towards the end of my pregnancy with Jess. There have been a few times where I have had to take it because I have felt so awful. I have just been taking the Asda's own just make sure it is safe to take when you're pregnant.

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Charlotte Zealey

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Hi I am Charlotte a 20 something year old Mum to 3 Year Old Jess. We are based in West Yorkshire. We are an armed forces family which means that there is periods of time when Dad is away. This has mean me and Jess have become so close. I blog over at www.cupsofcharlotte.co.uk where we share a wide range of different content from reviews of days out and products which we are loving. We also share tips and tricks. We have shared everything from swapping third year university for a 3 week old baby, to how to complete your degree with a toddler. I share our journey as we continue to bring up Jess. We would love it if you would join us on our journey.

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