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Bumping Along: What To Focus On in Each Trimester of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a thrilling roller-coaster and as exciting as it may be, no one knows how it is going to turn out. It is an incredible journey filled with joy, anticipation, and, let's face it, a bit of overwhelming information. Feeling a bit like you've been handed a cosmic-sized manual with no table of contents? We got you covered! We're here to unravel the mysteries of each trimester and offer a simple, but useful guide on how to prioritize the well-being of both you and your little one during each trimester.

First Trimester: Laying the Foundation

  • Elevate Your Pregnancy IQ with Blood Work:The first trimester is like Act 1 of your pregnancy saga. Kick it off by diving into updated and extended blood work. Think of it as setting the stage for a blockbuster production – your body deserves the VIP treatment!

  • Find Your Prenatal Pal: Your prenatal vitamin is like the supporting actor in this grand performance. Take the time to find the one that you like whether its a gummy or a capsule. There are hundreds to choose from, but it's doctor recommended to take one that has folic acid, DHA, and iron just to name the top few vitamins.

  • Symptom Minimization Strategies: Think of this as your survival guide for the nauseous days. Implement strategies to minimize symptoms and keep the pregnancy ship sailing smoothly. Find something that doesn't make you nauseous and stick to it.

  • Munchies and Meals Magic:Your body is the star of this show, so treat it like royalty! Eat regularly and build balanced meals and snacks. It's not just about nutrition; it's about finding healthy ways to indulge for two! Check out our other article on foods that serve as the powerhouse of pregnancy.

Second Trimester: Grooving to the Mid-Pregnancy Beat

As you hit the mid-pregnancy point, it's time to groove into the second trimester swing.

Here's your upbeat checklist:

  • Snack Attack: Add an extra snack to your daily diet. It's not just a craving; it's a snackvolution! Embrace the healthy munchies!

  • Nourish, Don't Count: Say farewell to the scale stress. Prioritize nourishment over weight. A happy and healthy mama equals a happy and healthy baby. It's a win-win!

  • Nutrient Spotlight: Shine the spotlight on nutrients like protein, choline, DHA, and selenium. They're the supporting actors in your pregnancy screenplay, contributing to the masterpiece in the making.

Third Trimester: The Grand Finale

  • Fats, Proteins, and Fluids Fiesta: The grand finale is here, and it's time to shine! Increase your intake of healthy fats, protein, and fluids. Trust us; your body will thank you with 3D-worthy results to show for it. Cheers to that healthy glow!

  • Meal Prep Extravaganza: Assemble meals and snacks for the postpartum period. It's like preparing a feast for your future self – because you deserve it. Your culinary creations are not just meals; they're acts of self-love.

  • Continue the Nutrient Dance:The show must go on! Continue correcting nutrient deficiencies and managing symptoms. Focus on small, frequent meals, ensuring your body stays energized for the grand finale – the arrival of your precious little one.

So there you have it, soon-to-be mama's – your simple guide to what to focus on in each trimester of pregnancy as you're bumping along. Remember, each trimester is a chapter in your unique story with twists that can always be managed. It's not just about surviving, but thriving in your pregnancy!

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