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I have several dear friends in their first trimester, battling early pregnancy symptoms. Nausea, headaches, constipation, vomiting, exhaustion, hunger. Though no two pregnancies are the same a common thread remains in the first trimester with just about every woman: we feel utterly and completely crappy.
My first trimester of twin pregnancy was plagued with severe nausea 24/7 for FIVE SOLID MONTHS. But I was also extremely hungry. 24/7. For NINE SOLID MONTHS. Nothing sounded good, but I wanted to eat all of the things. Combine that with hormonal surges that had my emotions sitting on a razors edge, and I was positively combustable.
It all came to a head one day when I was standing in front of the open pantry surveying our stores of food. So many choices. Every single one made my stomach turn. The longer I waited to eat, the sicker I felt. I could sense the desperation welling up in my throat. I took a deep breath and called to my husband.
“Babe,” my voice threatening to turn to sobs. “I need some help.”
Heaving, choking sobs poured out as I gasped.
“I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO EAT!!”
I laugh-sobbed my way into the living room while the sexiest man alive made me a sandwich.
The first trimester is no joke, friends. Looking back, and sympathizing with my girlfriends currently in the thick of it, all I can think is, “Oh girl. What can I do to help?!”
Friends, if you are in the thick early pregnancy symptoms, this list is for you.
If you have a friend in her first trimester, don’t just offer her giddy congratulations and a hug. Get her a survival kit that will get her through the roughest part of her pregnancy symptoms in the first trimester.
Here is a first-trimester survival kit that will bless you or your mama friend every single nauseous day.
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Saltine Crackers : I like to get a small box that’s easy to stick in a purse.
A protein snack: Almonds work nicely, though cashews are a little softer and easier to throw up. (TMI)
Ginger Tea: The most important part of this kit! Don’t leave home without it
Less Drowsy Dramamine: This will take the edge off the nausea during the day BUT NOT make you sleepy.
Dramamine: This will take the edge off the nausea, and MOST DEFINITELY make you sleepy.
Stool Softener: It’s a glamorous thought how constipated you are about to get.
Last but certainly not least, you absolutely MUST check out this e-book, Morning Sickness Remedies, by Lindsey A. Morrow. Tons of practical tips and advice, stories from moms like you, the full spectrum of ideas from traditional medicine to holistic/herbal remedies. Plus tons of other bonuses! What a wonderful gift for a friend! Click here to view more details
What would you add? What would you leave out? What helped you get through your first trimester symptoms?