5 First Trimester Essentials Every Mom Needs

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The first trimester of pregnancy is a whirlwind of emotions, excitement, and anticipation. As you probably know by now, baby #3 was completely unexpected, so from the moment those two pink lines appeared on the pregnancy test, our life has been forever changed. With this being our third baby, I’ve gathered first trimester essentials over the years that every mom needs. Whether you’re a first-time mom or a seasoned pro, I’ve got some pretty essential things a pregnant woman needs.

What Should I Buy In The First Week Of Pregnancy?

First of all, congratulations! This is such an exciting time in your life, so be sure to soak it all in. There’s no need to rush out and buy everything at once, but one you’ll definitely want to pick up are prenatal vitamins. Ideally, you would start taking these before you conceive, but it’s never too late to start!

First Trimester Essentials

Maternity Leggings

Maternity leggings are one of the things every pregnant woman needs during the first trimester. As your body begins to change and adapt, comfort becomes one of your top priorities! These buttery soft, stretchy leggings are here to save the day.

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Water Tumbler

You probably already have one of these in your cabinet, but a big water tumbler is going to be your best friend in the first trimester. It’s a good idea to keep one close by to keep you refreshed when morning sickness hits.

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Prenatal Vitamins

Like I said before, ideally, you would start taking prenatal vitamins before conceiving, but the sooner you start them, the better! From folic acid for neural tube development to iron for energy, this is one of those first trimester essentials that every mom needs to have. So, grab those prenatal vitamins and make them a part of your daily ritual – because a healthy mom means a healthy baby, and that’s where it all begins.

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Belly Serum

The truth is, stretchmarks have a lot to do with your genetics, but a good belly oil can definitely make a difference! This serum is non-toxic, made with clean ingredients, and can help to firm skin and lighten dark marks.

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Liquid IV

With morning sickness on the horizon, a hydration multiplier will be your best friend! Some days, it’s really difficult for me to keep anything down, even water. Liquid IV helps to add a little flavor and keep me hydrated on those days.

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What Should I Start Buying Early Pregnancy?

Starting to shop early in pregnancy is a smart move to help you feel prepared and relaxed. After you’ve gotten the first trimester essentials above, consider getting a pregnancy pillow and a belly band. Not everyone uses these in their pregnancy journey, but I find that these are better to have and not need them than to need them and not have them. You should also consider investing in a comfortable bra to wear as you begin to grow.

How Can I Make My Early Pregnancy Better?

Although pregnancy is a joy, the first trimester can be a rough season! If you struggle with morning sickness like I have in the past, try eating smaller amounts more frequently throughout the day so that your stomach doesn’t sit empty and start to upset.

Something else I’ve had to adjust to is giving myself rest. This can be a hard one, but you’re growing a human! Let’s act like it, haha! It’s okay if you need a midday nap or a day when you let the mess pile up. A healthy mom means a healthy baby, so don’t be afraid to take some rest during this season.

As we wrap up this blog post, I want to send you a big virtual hug and congratulations on this exciting journey! You’re about to enter an incredible season filled with ups and downs, and these first trimester essentials will help ease the downs. But remember, it’s not just about the things you buy. So, take care of yourself, listen to your body, and get ready for the baby’s arrival!

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  1. Joia A. says:

    Oh I agree. I will be checking out that serum. So often I just see oils being marketed. I have a 64 ounce jug that has been a God send so far for me. Oh… and pregnancy naps are something special. So cool we’re expecting at the same time. For those leggings, have you sized up to grow with you?