First Trimester Must Haves

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Overall, pregnancy typically lasts 37 – 42 weeks. The first trimester consists of the first 1 – 12 weeks of your pregnancy. During this time, your baby will begin to develop bones, hair, nails, brain, heart, and other important organs as they grow. It’s essential to know what to expect during the first trimester and be prepared with the first trimester must haves including essential vitamins for you and your baby’s health and safe morning sickness relief solutions.

What to Expect Your First Trimester of Pregnancy

Your first trimester of pregnancy can be hard. You’ll likely experience many symptoms that are uncomfortable, irritating, possibly painful. Here’s what you can expect:


Many women get nauseous during their first trimester of pregnancy. Thankfully, safe and effective morning sickness relief options exist!

Tender breasts

Some women experience tenderness in their breasts during the first trimester of pregnancy. Others experience swelling, tingling, or a difference in nipple shape.


Because of the hormone changes that occur during your first trimester of pregnancy, you may begin to feel more exhausted than normal. Rest as much as possible and try our Boost it Up! pregnancy fatigue relief for an extra boost of energy.

Weight gain

Although not much, some women experience weight gain during their first trimester of pregnancy. Healthline found that women gain an average 1-4 pounds.

First Trimester Dos and Don’ts

Pregnancy can be a scary transition, as your body goes through a lot of changes during the first trimester. You’ll want to make sure you’re doing what you can to keep yourself and your new baby healthy.

Here are a few things to do:

  • Focus on eating healthy
  • Get a vitamin that contains folate
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Go for walks for exercise
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Visit the doctor and dentist

Here are some things to avoid if possible:

  • Eating raw meat or uncooked lunch meat
  • Do not drink or smoke
  • Eating excess
  • Avoid red40 dye in foods, candy, drinks, vitamins, etc.
  • Strain yourself from too much activity

Must Haves For Your First Trimester

Many women describe the first trimester of pregnancy as the most difficult. However, the first trimester is the most important for your baby’s development. Here are a few must haves to get you through your first trimester, including safe solutions for morning sickness and pain relief for you and essential vitamins for your baby:

Prenatal Vitamins

Our Be Well Rounded!® Amazing Prenatal Vitamin + DHA sets the standard in prenatal nutrition by providing a once-daily vitamin and enteric-coated soft gel containing 19 essential vitamins and minerals + DHA. Clinically proven to reduce constipation, our vitamins support healthy fetal brain & eye development and without artificial colors, preservatives, lactose, glucose, sugar, or fish burps.

Morning Sickness Relief Drops

More than 70% of women report having felt nauseous during their first trimester. Our Nip the Nausea! Morning Sickness Capsules are a great drug-free way to reduce morning sickness – containing organic ginger AND vitamin B6, both clinically proven morning sickness remedies. Plus, they’re dye-free, gluten-free, caffeine-free, and flavor-free to help you stop praying to the porcelain god.

Pain Relief

Pregnancy and nursing can bring all sorts of pains in places you never thought possible. Get relief that helps eliminate pregnancy pains such as headaches, backaches, muscular aches, breast tenderness, mastitis pain, and more! Our Shake That Ache! Pain relief reduces fevers and is gentle on your stomach, leaving you with one less worry. Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Shake That Ache!™, is used in all stages of pregnancy. It is the drug of choice for short-term treatment of fever and minor aches and pains during pregnancy. Acetaminophen is excreted in breast milk in small quantities but is not known to cause and safety concerns.

Doctor Visits

During your first trimester, you’ll want to schedule regular doctor appointments to ensure you and your little one are healthy. Typically, doctors want to see you once monthly during your first trimester of pregnancy. You can expect blood tests, breast exams, and other routine checkup items.

Health Insurance

A new baby means new health insurance. Planning your new health insurance policy ahead of time can save you potentially thousands in medical bills after the baby is born. Get a jump start on figuring whether or not your baby is covered under your plan and what you will need to do to adjust your plan if needed. 

The Announcement

Now’s the fun part. While it’s not recommended you tell friends and family about your pregnancy until week 13 (the week following your first trimester of pregnancy), that doesn’t mean you can’t plan an announcement. Think of a fun creative way you’d like to share the news with your loved ones. 

Pregnancy Pants / Dresses

During the first trimester, your body may begin to change. Most of the changes will occur in the second and third trimester, but you can begin looking at pregnancy jeans, pants, dresses, bras, and more to ensure the utmost comfort during your pregnancy. Make comfort your #1 priority when picking out pregnancy clothing.

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