The First Trimester of Pregnancy -
I am certainly not a professional authority on how to deal with the first trimester of pregnancy, or pregnancy as a whole for that matter, but I do have my own experience to go on. I can elaborate on how my first trimester has come along so far, and give you some tips on what I did to find at least a microbit of relief.
First, of course, you start by finding out you are pregnant, and sometimes, when you weren’t even really trying, this can be a bit of a shock. Next, comes reality – “what were we thinking??” We are not prepared for this!!” “OMG this is insane!”
Then, after you bravely accept the facts and move on, that’s when you begin to experience the joys of the pesky “morning sickness,” which inevitably lasts all day. Yes, that awesome feeling that makes you hate food, although you need to eat something “right now” or you’ll end up feeling triple worse.
But, once you have eaten and you think you may feel a bit better, that’s when indigestion sets in. Ahhh, all those burps chased by squirts of bile… so pleasantly tasty! Now every time you think of your favorite foods you get the gag reflex and feel even more nauseous and vomit-prone. Did you ever think for one milli-second that chocolate would sound so unappealing? Scandalous.
The fact that this lovely experience was full blown during the Christmas Holidays, makes it so much more special too. All those great foods that I usually love to devour, (that darn chocolate) just seemed revolting and made me totally miserable. Not to mention, all the happy people indulging in fute after flute of champagne and endless glasses of that awesome new red wine you’ve been wanting to try…
Ahhh… such bliss!!
Eventually, though, you reluctantly learn to live by your disgusting persistent situation and get used to the fact that you’ll be sick as a dog for at least three months. Undoubtedly, however, that’s when you get the phone call form your doc telling you that you have a bladder infection. Yippee! Pass on those yummy antibiotics! Nothing to help you feel even more nauseously ill.
Oh, but it doesn’t end there. No. Get ready, because this is where you get visited by that comforting sore, scratchy throat, followed by the drippy, can’t-breathe-through-your nose cold virus! Now we’re talking! Heck, at this point, I am just patiently waiting for that bout of diarrhea, or stomach flu to make its appearance and round this out to a totally complete and full experience.
Well, in the meantime, I have the pleasure of enduring lots of gas and a moderate case of constipation. Yes, that ought to keep things rolling! (or not…)
Yep, this has been my experience so far. It’s been a blast, no doubt about it.
Now, as promised, here are some tips on how I have dealt with the marvelous first trimester of pregnancy. Some of these have helped some, others a bit. Unfortunately, however, nothing has helped to make me feel 100 percent, or even 60 percent, better.
Anyway, please ask your own doctor before you decide to take anything for your own pregnancy woes, as I do not want to be responsible for any negative results you may experience from these!
Here are some of the things I took that at least offered some kind of relief:
- Preggie Pops
- Black licorice candy
- Hylands Homeopathic Cough and Cold for Kids
- Homeopathic pellets for indigestion, nausea and runny nose
- Colace stool softener
- Ice cold water
- Hot tea
- Lots of salad with tomatoes
- Ricola cough drops (various flavors)
- Licorice and mint gum
- Chamomille and Lemon tea
- My couch with lots of pillows so I could lay down motionless watching mindless reality shows
- Vitamin B6 in low doses
- My cozy Ugg boots
- Lots of sleep
- Sparkling water (only for the first 2-3 weeks, after that I didn’t like it anymore)
- Cold milk
- Greek yogurt
- Eating miniature meals a few times a day
- My computer with ready access to all search engines to look for anything pregnant related
If you want some more advice on dealing with pregnancy, you can check out the following books at Amazon:
A Complete Pregnancy Guide: All You Need To Know From Conception To Birth, Preventing Miscarriages, Managing Your Weight And Preparing For The Baby’s Arrival - This one is a pretty good deal for a 99 cent e-book.
The Pregnancy Instruction Manual - Great advice in this one at a nice decent price.
Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another - This book is for those who like celebrity mommies.
Your Perfectly Pampered Pregnancy: Beauty, Health, and Lifestyle Advice for the Modern Mother-to-Be - This is for those mommies-to-be that want some pampering during this trying time.