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I felt so many different emotions during my First Trimester. I was not prepared for the morning sickness, the food aversions, my hormones wouldn’t let me be great, I felt weak and tired, I just wanted to curl up and go to sleep. During week seven, I actually had flu like symptoms. It is rare that I get sick. During that week I was hot and cold, nothing satisfied my tastes buds, I could only eat chicken noodle soup and drink orange juice. I love water and I try drinking a gallon a day, however, during week seven it took everything in me to drink a sip of water. My husband and I do not speak of week seven. Around week thirteen I finally started to feel okay… not great, but a lot better. 

  1. As soon as I found out I was expecting I purchased natural prenatal vitamins. I later switched to a different brand to include DHA (per my doctor).

  2. It was important for me to have a pregnancy journal to document my experiences on this journey. There is so much that goes on both mentally and physically, I thought it would be a great idea to keep track of each stage of my pregnancy.

  3. A cushioned toilet seat was a necessity for me! My husband found a great seat on Amazon and it is so comfy.

  4. I never left the house without my GinGin’s. They helped so much with nausea. GinGin’s are ginger candies that really help to settle the stomach.

  5. My belly constantly itched towards the end of my first trimester. I bought Aloe Vera Gel from Whole Foods to help soothe my skin.

  6. I also ordered Mother’s Special Blend from Amazon. I love this oil because it can be used before, during, and after pregnancy and it is all natural.

  7. I carried my water bottle with me everywhere. It was important for me to stay hydrated during my early stages of pregnancy. I liked the water bottles with the measurements on the sides to keep track of my water intake.