Finding out that you’re pregnant can be one of the most joyful moments in life. But, what ensues may not be a joyride for all, especially if it’s your first pregnancy. As we do know that the first trimester is the most crucial of all, it can also be the most taxing of all.
A not so-big-belly size, the bladder not dodging you yet, and your period gone for the next nine months might sound like good news. But, for a lot many of us, these three months can be quite a rollercoaster.
Morning sickness, indigestion, heartburn, and lack of energy, to name only a few, can be some trademark symptoms that may haunt you during the first trimester of your pregnancy. And, depending totally upon your physiology, these symptoms may or may not continue for the rest of your journey to maternity.
But, well, don’t you get scared. Every expectant mother gets through this and so will you. And, here is something for you that will make you steer through this potentially difficult start.
Have a Helping Hand Around You
There’s nothing better if your partner can help you. How good would it be if you can have the breakfast made while you are entertaining your daily ritual of morning sickness? And, so much better if you find the dinner made when you come back.
Not only does this support help you share the physical load, but also mentally because you know that someone is there for you when you need it.
In case you are a single mother, have your parents or a friend come over for a few months. You will thank them at the end of the day.
Take Enough Rest
No matter how late you can stay up at night in your normal routine, a good night’s sleep will make you better during the first trimester and the entire pregnancy, for that matter. Not just that; in fact, get to bed at the time you’d expect the kids to. You’ll wake up less exhausted.
Request for Some Changes at Work
If your employer is liberal enough, do go ahead and make a request for either a more comfortable chair or a more airy space. If not, maybe another room where you can take a break and relax 2-3 times a day. Trust us, it works.
Make sure that you are comfortable at work because that is where you spend most of the day. If you stay at home most day, ensure that your bed in comfortable.
Take a Few Days off Work, if Need Be
Take a day or two or even few days off work if you feel the need. Career is important, but if you are not feeling up to the mark, your performance will go down anyway. Your health at this time of pregnancy is very important. Make it so.
If you are primarily staying at home, it is a great idea to get some friends over, and take some time off the chores of home. Staying alone for a long time can also make you vulnerable to cabin fever since you may not be moving out of your home much.
Leave the Maternity Prep for Later
You are not reaching the destination of maternity any sooner than the next 8-9 months (even if it’s a premire, though we hope it’s not!). So, just relax. You can prep up the house and amenities for the baby later once these taxing three months have passed. Believe us, if you will; you will have enough time for baby shopping and for making changes in the house.
So, buck up girl. The best is yet to come.