I was SO excited to find out that I was pregnant. Nothing can prepare you for that positive pregnancy test. It’s the craziest most wonderful thing to find out that there is a little life growing inside of you. Or at least at first, it feels like the most wonderful thing.
I was about 4 weeks pregnant when I got that positive pregnancy test. I was a day late for my period and the girls were hurting in a way they’d never hurt before. When I went to take a shower I took the test.
When I saw the results I opened the bathroom door and yelled for my husband. My brother was hanging out that day, or I would have run out of the bathroom and fairly flung that test at my husband.
The first day I was just excited. I was beyond excited all of that week. The next week was something else though. I was sick.
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Nausea in the first trimester.
Yep. Sick. As. A. Dog.
All that excitement I felt went to, I-don’t-know-where because I WAS NOT feeling it anymore. I was miserable.
I talk to other women now, and they’re like, “I wasn’t sick at all through the first trimester”. I silently breath, “I hate you”. Not really, but seriously if you aren’t sick with your pregnancy you just go ahead and have all the babies you want. I think I’m sticking to two. Maybe.
I never found anything that actually helped with the nausea, but I was told to take http://Vitamin B. I’ve had several women tell me that it really helped them. If you decide to try it, I would suggest you go for a plant-based vitamin like the one in the link above.
The synthetic vitamins are basically made in a lab. Your body isn’t going to be able to utilize the vitamin, because it doesn’t know what to do with it. Do yourself a favor and grab the plant-based one. Garden of Life is a well-trusted brand that makes plant-based vitamins, so if you don’t know where to start, try them.
At first, the only thing I managed to eat for breakfast was a smoothie with a banana in it. I use http://Juice Plus Complete Protein powder and LOVE it. It gave me peace of mind knowing that I got in all that extra nutrition.
If I couldn’t eat anything healthy for the rest of the day, at least I knew I started my day right. It also seemed to help with the nausea in that it didn’t last ALL day. I usually started feeling better towards the afternoon.
Being nauseous is bad enough, but being nauseous after you haven’t been properly hydrating is worse. Don’t let it get out of hand. As hard as it is, drink, drink, drink.
There were a lot of days that drinking water made me feel sicker. To be honest with you, I drank an ungodly amount of Coke zero, because it was one thing that really helped to calm my stomach. I still worry about what a terrible choice that was for the baby… At the time I thought something was better than nothing and it is, just hope you can make a better choice than I did.
A few things that helped me stay hydrated were,
- Watered down apple juice.
- Vitamin water. (You can get it at Walmart or order it http://Vitamin Water These have a lot of extra vitamins and minerals in them that are great for supporting your pregnancy)
- Almond milk sweetened with maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. ( When I needed something on my stomach and nothing else would stay down, this really helped.)
- Ginger Ale. I loved the kind I could get from my health food store, you can get them here, http://Ginger Beer. Don’t worry, it’s not actually beer.
- Sparkling waters. I love http://Bubly Sparkling Water.
Keep things moving.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about then let me spell it out for you. Don’t. Get. Constipated.
When things get backed up, it makes it all ten times worse. When Taking my Juice Plus every day and trying to get fiber in, wasn’t keeping things moving, I went for http://Magnesium.
The http://Calm Magnesium from Garden Of Life was gentle and effective. My experience with laxatives is not pleasant at all. If I miss even one day of having a bowel movement I reach for magnesium. It’s just not worth it to be backed up longer than that.
Of course, staying hydrated is going to help as well. Eat as much fiber as you can. I wasn’t big on veggies in the first trimester, but I could usually go for a bowl of oatmeal at some point throughout the day. Every little bit helps.
I took Juice Plus http://Juice Plus as my prenatal which is basically having a salad-bar-in-a-capsule. The Juice Plus always helped to keep things moving along. The Juice Plus Complete shakes are also loaded with fiber which really helped as well. Every now and then I still needed to grab that magnesium. I was so thankful to have it on hand.
Prevent yourself from getting more nauseous than you already are in the first trimester.
Maybe you can’t be totally nauseous free, but you can keep yourself from getting sicker by staying on top of these few things. Trust me. It helps.
If you are curious about http://Juice Plus or what it is, you can check it out by clicking on one of the links. If you would like more information, fill out the form below and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have as well as send you information to look over.