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First Trimester Of Pregnancy

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

Firstly if you are reading this congratulations must be in order ❤️

The first trimester starts from 1-12 weeks of pregnancy which is the first stage of pregnancy, which is counted from the first day of your last period. Many women don’t find out they are pregnant until the missed period and most test positive between weeks 4-7, meaning you are well into your first trimester by the time you get that second line on the pregnancy test.

The body is working overtime during the first 12 weeks, as the egg begins to divide into layers of cells and implants creating the embryo. Your baby grows the most during the first trimester, which starts to slow down from the second stages. At this stage the fetus begins to develop a brain, organs, spinal cord and a heart beat all in the first 12 weeks - we find this just fascinating that something so small has the ability to form so quickly and perfectly ❤️

The First trimester of pregnancy is the time to begin taking pregnancy vitamins, light regular exercise, drink plenty of water and watch what you are eating. For example, pregnant women should not eat raw fish, make sure eggs are cooked well, no caffeine and raw sprouts which includes radish and verbatim beans.

Some early symptoms of pregnancy:

  • Headaches

  • Constipation

  • Mood swings

  • Fatigue

  • Sore / tender breast

  • Heartburn

  • Sickness

  • Bloating

  • Small weight gain

  • Lack of appetite

  • Increase in appetite

Things to help you during the first trimester;

  • Eat small & regular meals

  • Ginger & mint are good for preventing or reducing morning sickness

  • Drink plenty of water & avoid sugary drinks

  • Ensure you are eating enough but don‘t eat for 2 - 300 calories extra a day is enough as an estimate

  • Include lots of fresh produce in your diet

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine at all costs - now is the time to quit.

  • Don‘t feel under pressure to tell people your news until you are ready - it’s common for people to wait until the start of the second trimester

  • Some women do experience slight bleeding during the first trimester as the embryo implants

  • Eat more fiber if you are constipated and a tablespoon coconut oil each day will help.

  • Magnesium products are useful and have many benefits in pregnancy but check they are suitable ahead of using.

The Pregnancy Moon Box has now launched the trimester pregnancy subscription box. The first trimester box includes some amazing items to provide, relief, luxury and neccessity during these all important months. The first trimester box includes:

  • Morning sickness remedy

  • Trouser extender

  • Pregnancy journal

  • Calming balm to help rest & sleep

  • Oil for boobs & tummy as your body begins to change

  • Mummy to be bracelet

  • Scented candle

  • Pregnancy colouring page with pencils

  • Discount voucher to pregnancy related products and services

You can buy the box as a one off purchase or you can subscribe to receive your trimester tailored pregnancy subscription box. Visit the shop and order today for just £39.99. The value of everything incuded in the box is over £70, making a big saving whilst trying some of the best pregnancy products available.

We hope you have found the post useful if so leave us a comment or share with an expecting yummy mummy.

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