If you missed it, I recently announced I’m pregnant on instagram. I just hit the 11 week mark and I wanted to talk about some things that have gotten me through this first trimester so far:
These have been a lifesaver through the first trimester so far. At first I was skeptical but then I got to a point where I was open to trying anything because I felt so shitty. These press into an acupuncture point to help relieve the feeling of nausea, and every time I put them on I felt a little better. I made sure not to wear them for too long (over 10 hours) but sometimes I kept them on for the majority of the day. Luckily I’ve gotten to a point where I only need to wear them at night.
Make sure to get the ones with B6 in them. B6 helps with nausea, and I felt better sucking on these which had a slight benefit over the others which were just straight sugar. I tried a healthier brand, but these tasted the best and I didn’t care about being that healthy when I was so sick.
Vitamin B6 + Unisom
I took these together because I had multiple friends tell me that their doctor recommended this combo. I thought the unisom was to help sleep through the nausea but learned that the drug combo helps reduce the nausea overall.
Saltines & bananas
These were the only two things that helped me not throw up. When I was over the saltines, I would eat a banana, and vice versa.
These just helped me sip on something through the long days. I opted for refreshing flavors like citrus, but found a brand that actually had ginger in it and I think that helped me feel better. A weird pregnancy thing was that I only wanted to drink seltzer water out of a straw.
The postmates app loves me right now. I am not ashamed to say that I have ordered lunch and dinner from postmates every single day for the last month and a half. At first, I felt like garbage bc I wasnt cooking and on top of that I was spending so much money on takeout BUT, this is the one time I think double ordering takeout every day is acceptable. I wanted to share this incase you’re feeling like garbage too…just do it. You’ll feel better.