How to survive the first trimester of pregnancy?

Anytime I hear a friend say they don't feel well I joke and tell them in nine months they will feel better. What about when it's not a joke and you are pregnant? What are some things you can try to help you survive the first trimester?

Weather you're a first time mom or a mom of five when and if morning sickness kicks it makes you wonder why you would even want a baby. I mean who honestly enjoys the part of pregnancy where you are constantly sick?


I will be honest in saying that with all of my pregnancies I have been horribly sick. I tried so many things to help just make it through the first trimester. I never found something that helped me all the time some of these did help in one moment or another. My first trimester was so rough I had to quit my job. I had to work from home to be close enough to a bathroom at all times.

Keep in mind I am not a doctor nor do I give advice as one. I am simply a mother looking to help other moms not feel like crap all the time. I want to have a place where you can run down a list to see what will help you. You many find one or if you are lucky two things that help you survive the first trimester. I remember when I was pregnant with my first, Faith, I didn't really need to get out of the house if I wasn't feeling good. By the time I was pregnant again I had to get up, I now had a daughter who needed my help. I needed tips and tricks to help me survive the first trimester.

Here are some great options that I hope will help:

  • smelling coffee grounds
  • Vitamin B6
  • Gatorade/PowerAde; you can also make ice chips
  • CBD oil
  • Lemon water
  •  Salty crackers
  • Sea bands (pressure point triggers)
  • High protein meal shake within 5 minutes of waking up
  • Acupuncture
  • Preggie pop drops
  • Magnesium

As women we have so many options to help us but sometimes we just can't find anything that seems to work. Remember that is ok, take it as a reminder that you're doing something amazing. That inside your body changes are happening, and this shall pass.

Do have you been one of the lucky ones who didn't get sick? Do you have a trick that worked for you? Share these tips to help other mom win the first trimester battle in our Facebook community.

18 thoughts on “How to survive the first trimester of pregnancy?”

  1. I didn’t really have morning sickness but would sometimes get sick if I are certain things (random foods would make me sick) and preggie pops always helped me.

  2. At first I was insanely excited because OMG WE’RE HAVIN A BAYBEEEEEEEEE and then I was terrified because holy crap we’re having a BABY!! I fluctuated between those emotions on an hour to hour, sometimes minute to minute basis.

    And after about three weeks of feeling like that, I started to feel nauseous. All the time. I have no idea why they call it morning sickness. It was all damn day and all damn night too. I didn’t vomit often, I was just endlessly on the brink of vomiting. It was truly horrible.

    And then I hit week 12 and started to feel better.

    The second trimester, in my experience, is MUCH nicer than the first.

    1. That’s amazing! I wish I wasn’t sick but for me as a mom who has miscarried it was a reminder that the baby was growing.

  3. Vitamin B6 helped me so much and lots of crackers just to get through the day! The first trimester was rough for me but onve I got to week 13 I was great!

  4. When I was going through my first trimester, eating cucumbers and watermelon helped me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve never even heard of half of these! Sure would have helped me in my second pregnancy when I was so sick the whole time. I’m not having any more babies but I’m definitely going to pass these on to my friends!

  6. I got a bit sick with both pregnancies. I didn’t mind b/c I’ve been told that it means the baby’s are coming in strong. Real or not, it allowed me to be in harmony with the disruption my inner equilibrium. =). My babes are both healthy and strong indeed! xo Evelyn

  7. I’m one of the lucky ones that didn’t get sick, but I sure felt uneasy the whole first trimester. Peppermint was my go-to and always made me feel better. Can’t imagine doing it all over again with a toddler, though!

  8. I didn’t feel sick in the third trimester, but boy was I exhausted. Especially when I had a toddler and was pregnant with my second baby. If it’s your first baby, I recommend getting as much sleep as you can and enjoy your independence.. it definitely gets tough!

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