4 Tips for the First Trimester
The first trimester is often the hardest for most women. With hormonal changes, morning sickness and lifestyle adjustments taking place, it can be a stressful period. If you have already had your first child, you likely already know the struggles that are in your immediate future and have probably developed your own tips. For newly expectant mothers, these tips can help ensure your first trimester goes as smoothly as possible.
It is not uncommon for newly pregnant women to think they can continue a busy life during the first trimester. The truth is, with the bodily changes that are happening and the loss of nutrients to facilitate the growth of your baby, your energy levels are going to plummet. Taking regular naps can ensure you are getting the rest needed to have a healthy and happy pregnancy.
Elevate Your Feet
Feet have a tendency to swell during pregnancy when expectant mothers stand, or even sit, for too long. To combat this, pregnant women should avoid standing or sitting for too long, alternating whenever possible. The best remedy for avoiding the dreaded foot swell is keeping your feet elevated whenever possible.
As previously stated, you can't expect your energy levels to remain the same after conception. It is important to understand that you don't have to keep up your previous pace, otherwise you will consistently be plagued with fatigue and stress. Whenever possible, take your time on tasks at work and focus on quality, not speed.
Perhaps the most important, and sometimes frustrating, tip, is to get help from family or a significant other whenever possible. This could be as simple as getting assistance in cleaning the dishes or vacuuming the home. Get the help needed to ensure you aren't overexerting yourself.
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