Top Tips For Navigating A First Trimester Pregnancy


The first trimester of pregnancy is a tough one. For many people, they won’t tell anyone they’re pregnant until they’ve gone through what’s considered ‘the danger zone’ of twelve weeks. 

While you are free and should feel a natural urge to tell those you love that you’re pregnant, for some, waiting might also be something of a personal thing whereby they want to enjoy this news for themselves for a period of time, alone.

With that that being, here are some top tips for navigating a first-trimester pregnancy, especially if you’re experiencing it for the first time.

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Take it easy

Try to take things easy when it comes to your pregnancy during the first trimester. This is an attitude to have throughout your pregnancy but certainly for your first trimester as it can be the most tiring.

Overexerting yourself is going to make your more exhausted, as well as the natural exhaustion that comes with growing a baby in the early days. It does mean that you’ll likely be sleeping more often than normal, so try to get in those naps where possible, and don’t feel guilty for taking the opportunity of a lie in every now and then.

Look at prenatal vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are something to be mindful of, especially when it comes to the first twelve weeks. Prenatals help with the development of your baby’s body and internal organs. The same goes for making sure you have all of the nutrients and vitamins you need to help your body grow the baby inside of you.

With prenatal vitamins, you’re going to see a difference in your energy levels and hopefully, the health of your baby.

Eat well

When you’re trying to grow a baby, a lot of it is about the food you’re consuming. Remember, you are what you eat and so everything you eat is also going to travel down to the baby too. That means you want to eat good food and to try to limit foods that might not be considered traditionally healthy.

Do some light exercise where you can

When it comes to navigating a first-trimester pregnancy, you want to do some light exercise where possible. This will help build muscle so that you can support the growing weight of a baby in your belly.

You don’t want to overexert yourself but a little bit of exercise every now and then, can certainly be beneficial.

Find your trust in your inner circle

It’s always good to trust those around you but when it comes to pregnancy you want to tighten that circle. The people you trust should be the ones you really can rely on when you’re at your most vulnerable both physically and emotionally. Consider tightening your inner circle so that you’ve got all the best people that you need, around you.

The first trimester is always a tough one for pregnancy but with these tips, you’ll be able to navigate it with as much ease as possible. Despite its challenges, it’s also an exciting and enjoyable part of pregnancy.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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