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Practical Ideas To Survive The 1st Trimester Of Pregnancy

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So, you’ve gotten over the elation of pregnancy. Now, despite the joy of
having a toddler growing in your belly, you (and your husband or
boyfriend) need to cope with the nagging symptoms of pregnancy. Here are
just a few tips to help you to survive: 1. Get a lot of rest:
Most likely, you could be more tired than ever before during the first
trimester. Listen to your system and retire or take naps when you are
feeling tired. This can also mean restraining on obligations, or going
out with friends. Don’t let yourself worry about housework, errands, or
getting ready for the newborn child, which has to be done. You will more
than likely have lots of energy in the 2nd trimester, so let the items
that can wait, wait. Also, ask your better half, boyfriend, or family to
help you when you are tired. 2. Ask (or beg) your significant
other to do the grocery shopping, cooking, and a few of the cleaning:
You may have aversions to foods in the first trimester or simply just
don’t have the desire to cook. Prepare a directory of food items that
you like and ask your partner to prepare the meals every night or a few
nights per week. Easing the stress of having to deal with food aversions
at the grocery and over the stove will help ease a few of the nausea
you may be feeling. Not just that, but if your like me and working full
time, you are tired in the evenings and will not feel like cooking or
cleaning. 3. Make large meals on the weekends to last throughout
the week: You will find that you have a little more energy for a couple
of hours on the weekends. Grab up those moments of energy to produce a
one-dish meal for the seven days (soups, casseroles, lasagnas, stews) so
that you have something on the nights you lack the desire and energy to
cook. 4. If your experiencing nausea, try different avenues to
relieve it: There are quite a few tips out there to alleviate the
nausea, like eating crackers in the morning before you get on my feet,
eating crackers all day, drinking ginger tea, and drinking ginger ale. I
didn’t find these things to assist with my nausea. One of the items
that helped me was eating black licorice, eating grilled cheese
sandwiches all day, and drinking lemonade. So, what works for one, does
not work for all. Try different things. 5. Don’t read all of the
pregnancy books: Make an inquiry from your physician for one book that
their practice recommends and stick with that book. If you feel the need
to buy several books on the market, don’t let yourself get worried
about all of the things they discuss in these books. For example, I
thought there was an opportunity that my baby was going to have neural
tube defects ( because of lack of folic acid) since I did not take
prenatal vitamins and minerals before conception and in the first month
of pregnancy. My physician assured me that you don’t even need to take
the prenatal vitamins and minerals until the 20th week. 6. Call
your doctor if you have concerns about anything! Your physician will
assure you more than the books or anyone else for that matter. Lastly,
have fun during your first trimester! Cherish all of the alterations
and experiences your body goes through during pregnancy as it forms a
little miracle inside.

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