First Trimester Must Haves
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These things were great for my nausea. I was very lucky and never truly “got sick.” I’m currently in my third trimester and this is still true. However, I was pretty nauseas at the very beginning. I used to love peppermint anything (candy, tea, etc.) but I couldn’t stand the thought of it during the first trimester. I did a bit of research and ended up buying some sour b6 candies on Amazon. They worked. They relieved any temporary nausea I was having. I kept them in my nightstand and purse. The sour flavors completely counteracted my nausea for some reason and they were great.
I was told to wait to purchase this but I bought one around twelve weeks. I can’t live without it and it’s definitely something you need by trimester two if you have a growing belly by then. It is even more necessary when your in your third trimester and everything hurts and you have round ligament pain like me.
Charley horses kicked in at the very end of my first trimester and the beginning of my second trimester. I remember waking up in the middle of the night with a charley horse so bad I had to get out of bed and stand up so my calf muscle would stop contracting. After that, I went on the hunt for something that would help. I was already staying hydrated and had at least one Body Armor a day so I knew it wasn’t electrolytes. I believe I was magnesium deficient specifically because as soon as I introduced this before bed I never got a charley horse again. It’s just a powder you mix with water and drink. It’s the not best tasting thing in the world but it’s completely drinkable! You get used to it. The brand I bought from on Amazon has two flavors now. I got the orange flavor but would like to try their raspberry lemonade flavor.
If I could be sponsored by Body Armor I would gladly accept. I 100% will never not drink Body Armor. It’s exponentially better than Gatorade, Liquid IV, Powerade, etc. It has a coconut base and is naturally flavored. It was truly the only drink that quenched my thirst. I obviously always followed it up with more water too. I’ve also heard this helps keep you hydrated while breast feeding and can help you produce more. I can’t wait to try out that hypothesis.
I’ve had heartburn since twelve weeks. My nurse mentioned it was “early” and my doctor promptly stated, “no that’s normal” at the very same appointment. I still have almost daily heartburn at twenty-eight weeks. My doctor prescribed me Pepcid even though it’s an OTC medicine. Most insurances will cover it if your doctor prescribes. Just ask! I also keep Rolaids and Tums on me as well. Even water gives me heartburn so I’m assuming our baby girl will come out with a head of hair if that old wives’ tale is true.