In this blog post I have put together some things that have helped me get through the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. (Some things I continue to use, and will throughout my whole pregnancy). By no means am I promoting or have been sponsored by any of these products. They are just products that I love to use and have helped me get through the beginning of my pregnancy journey. (Before you buy anything, always consult your doctor as I did before purchasing). Happy reading!
Elevit & Oselin Vitamin D
It is so important to start taking pregnancy multivitamins while pregnant, or even before when you are thinking about conceiving. I started taking Elevit straight away when I found out I was pregnant. I think it is very important to take them while pregnant because they provide enough Vitamins and minerals for your growing baby. This doesn’t mean that you don’t need to eat all the healthy fruits and vegetables, because you do! keep that in mind.
I also take Vitamin D tablets as I find I’m always low in Vitamin D. (I blame it on this Melbourne weather, always so cold).
Orange & Cinnamon flavoured Tea
As I have mentioned in my previous post as well as my Instagram stories, this time around I have been a lot more sick and nauseous. (all day every day). I havn’t been able to drink my daily coffee. (literally the hardest thing ever, because everyone knows I love my morning coffee). I replaced my morning coffee with tea (flavored- orange and cinnamon, they say cinnamon helps with nausea). YUP and it sure did help me!
Lemons & Lemon water
Lemons and lemon water was my best friend the first few weeks of pregnancy. Every time I tried to drink a glass of water (especially in the morning when I woke up) I would throw up. I couldn’t drink water at all without feeling sick. My doctor recommend that I squeeze a little bit of lemon in the water and try and drink it that way. It worked wonders!!! I could literally drink a liter of water without getting sick. (I even ate a whole lemon a few times but wouldn’t recommend this as it’s not good for your teeth). It helped with my nausea lol
Blackmore Nausea Relief Tablets
I also drink Blackmores Nausea relief tablets. (I don’t drink them daily, only when I’m really sick and nothing else seems to be helping). They really do help a lot especially when traveling. I found that my nausea was the worst when I was in the car. I was always car sick and would throw up every time, but when I drank the tablet the sickness seemed to pass.
Palmers Cocoa Butter formula- Massage lotion for stretch marks
One thing that my mum told me when I was pregnant with my first child was to remember to always moisturize your tummy and thighs. BOY I’m so glad I listened to her. (I make sure I moisturize morning and night and sometimes even randomly during the day). I have no stretch marks anywhere and I am so grateful that I took this advice from my mama. I think it is very important to do this while pregnant as your belly continuously stretches. (I usually use the Cocoa Butter Formula for stretch marks but any stretch marks moisturizer is fine). You will thank me later 🙂
Olivia Panty liners
Panty liners are a must have when pregnant, I don’t need to say more. (Those of you who have been pregnant or are pregnant will understand).
Avon foot spa trio
Dry cracked feet are such a turn off and I find during pregnancy my skin becomes so flaky and dry. I use this foot spa from Avon (exfoliate/spray and cooling lotion) once a week and it leaves my feet so soft, smooth and smelling so nice. This is perfect for me as I don’t really have the time to go to a spa once a week.
Chap stick & Victoria’s Secret exfoliating Balm
As mentioned above my skin gets so dry but so do my lips. I always make sure I carry my chap stick. I exfoliate my lips with my Victoria’s Secret exfoliating balm that I use once a week.
Avon Skin so soft- Silky Moisture hand cream
You can’t go moisturizing every other part of your body and forget your hands :). I always moisturize my hands before bed. I have been doing it for years. I love smooth soft hands (just like baby skin). This is an Avon moisturizer I’ve been using and cannot recommend it any more. A little advice to expecting mummy’s out there, once the little one arrives there will be so many diaper changes and hand washing that you will definitely need a hand moisturizer. Believe me, at one point my husband had to moisturize his hands too because of how cracked and dry they became from all the diaper changing and hand washing in one day.
So there you go guys! hope you enjoyed reading my must haves in the first trimester, and maybe you can even relate to some of my struggles. This is just some of many things pregnant woman MAY go through, but in the end we manage to solider on and it is all sooooo worth it in the end. ❤️❤️❤️
“Not every day of pregnancy is easy, but every day brings me closer to you” – Unknown