These pregnancy must-haves for first trimester are absolutely essential for all the mamas out there on the struggle bus.
First trimester morning sickness is no joke. As I type this out, my body remembers what it felt like to simultaneously feel like throwing up and eating a giant cheeseburger with a little acid reflux thrown on top. At times I wondered how I’d survive that first trimester morning sickness, but these pregnancy must-haves for first trimester were so helpful.
Nausea, exhaustion, back pain. These are just some of the lovely symptoms of pregnancy. The first trimester can be brutal, and I know from experience! While writing this I officially crossed into the second trimester of my second pregnancy and I wanted to share with you my first trimester survival list. The items that were essential to me making it through the last 12 weeks with my sanity marginally in tact.
If you click on the image below you can find all of these items on Amazon. I created a nice little list for you to grab all the items from the first trimester survival list for you or a pregnant friend who will owe you big time if you hook her up with this list!
As a quick disclaimer… be sure to check with your midwife or doctor before using these items. I personally used all of these in consultation with my midwifery, but each pregnancy is unique.
And one more disclaimer… this are affiliate links, which means if you purchase something from this list I get a small commission at NO extra cost to you. 🙂
Since just getting off the couch or the bathroom floor can seem like a Herculean task while dealing with morning (or all day) sickness, going to the grocery store is almost impossible.
Luckily, you can now order all of your ingredients from Amazon Fresh and have it delivered directly to you home!
This service is such a life-saver, and now that Amazon and Whole Foods are one, there’s even more organic and healthy options!
Sign yourself up here!
Some moms swear by these babies! And since they are pretty cheap and easy to use, they are definitely worth a try.
You just slip these bands onto your wrists and a little plastic piece puts pressure on a point on your wrist that has been known to reduce nausea.
I’ve personally used them and while they didn’t totally eliminate morning sickness, it definitely helped!
Ginger can help with lots of belly problems including nausea and heartburn.
These chews in particular do work, but they are also very spicy! So if spice isn’t your thing, you may want to skip these.
But they did provide me with some much needed relief during that first trimester while I had this weird mix of acid reflux and nausea that was uber annoying.
You can find them here on Amazon.
More delicious ginger.
This soda is addictive and sooo good. Plus it has REAL ginger in it, not just “natural flavors” like you see in so many ginger sodas, like traditional ginger ale.
Ensuring that you have REAL ginger in your ginger soda is key in making sure it is not just healthier, but actually effective.
This was by far my fav ginger soda during the first trimester.
Buy a 12-pack to try on Amazon here.
I know we are all worried about stretch marks, and from what I’ve heard the best way to prevent them is with vitamin E from very early on.
But I won’t lie. I totally got stretch marks from the last pregnancy.
This body oil however does make your skin super soft, and the lemony scent helps with nausea.
Scent can be sooo helpful in combating that nausea, and this bright lemon scent is absolutely lovely.
My heartburn wouldn’t allow me to drink anything besides water and my nausea wouldn’t allow me to drink too much water.
So to mix it up a little I had my husband make me some sweet tea with honey out of this Pregnancy Tea, and it was divine. It was delicious and has all the recommended herbs for pregnancy.
One thing to note is it does include raspberry leaf, which some doctors don’t recommend in the first trimester. My midwife was fine with it for me, but you may want to check for yourself.
Sour candies are a great remedy for morning sickness, and Preggie Pop Drops helped me so much during certain periods of my first trimester.
These are delicious and absolutely a must-have on any morning sickness checklist.
The sour taste cuts through the nausea and can give you some relief really quickly.
You wouldn’t expect a ton of back pain this early in pregnancy, but for me, I started having sciatic and round ligament pain at around 8 weeks. The hormones that start allowing your ligaments to relax in prep for birth can start pretty early.
Plus you know you will absolutely need one of these bad boys at some point, so go ahead and get comfy right now.
I had never heard that magnesium deficiency was a thing, but when I asked friends in a Facebook group for their tips to get rid of morning sickness a few told me to get more magnesium in my life.
I don’t know all the ins and outs of why/how magnesiums deficiencies can cause morning sickness (though I did see in an article that it can contribute to preeclampsia). I do know that when I started take daily baths with magnesium oil and/or flakes, I felt better.
All you do is add a cup or two to a bath or foot soak and enjoy for 30+minutes.
These prenatal vitamins are not totally huge horse pills like some brands. Plus, they are plant based, non-GMO, and very gentle on the stomach. So you can actually keep them down