Pregnancy Favorites By Trimester

Congratulations, you’re going to be a mom! Pregnancy is an undeniably exciting time that comes with a flood of positive emotions and its fair share of ups and downs. Each month will bring something new, and you may be wondering what are some pregnancy favorites by trimester. 

Pregnancy Must-Haves

At Kernodle OB/GYN, we understand that pregnancy means your body, emotions, and hormones are about to change. Being prepared for all the transformations your body will undergo is an essential first step of a smooth sailing pregnancy journey. Having items on hand that will aid in getting you to the point of tranquility is crucial. Continue reading to hear about some of our pregnancy favorites by trimester.  

First Trimester

The first trimester of pregnancy can be overwhelming, and you may often feel an influx of emotions. Hormonal changes begin to prepare your body to host a baby for the next nine months. According to the Mayo Clinic, some common physical changes you may experience include tender, swollen breasts, nausea with or without vomiting, increased urination, or food cravings and aversions. To ease some of these symptoms, some first-trimester must-haves include: 



Making sure you are comfortable and have essential items to track and ease your pregnancy in the first trimester is critical, as this is when your body begins to change and your baby starts to develop. On top of all the new items you’ll be purchasing for this adventure, don’t neglect the basics like acetaminophen for headaches or body aches and a water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated!

Second Trimester

Generally, the negative symptoms begin to subside by the second trimester, and the pregnancy glow is in full effect! This is also the time when your bump starts to pop. John Hopkins Medicine suggests that your fetus has now developed all its organs and systems and will begin to grow in length and weight. Try these three products that will aid in keeping you as comfortable as possible:



In these 14-27 weeks of pregnancy, be on the lookout for symptoms such as dizziness as your body begins to experience changes in circulation and lower back pain. Grab your pregnancy pillow and electric heating pad and rest up!

Third Trimester

The third trimester of pregnancy spans between 9-13 weeks, starts at week 29 and will last until you give birth, ideally around 40 weeks. Common third-trimester symptoms include Braxton-Hicks contractions, heartburn, difficulty breathing, and an increased need to pee. These products will leave you feeling prepared leading up to the big day:



Additionally, you can treat yourself to a fun and relaxing activity like a babymoon or a prenatal massage before your due date. Some popular babymoon destinations include Nantucket, Massachusetts, Sedona, Arizona, Big Sur, California, and Park City, Utah. Additionally, there is nothing wrong with a stay-cation!

Pregnancy is often considered one of the greatest gifts of a woman’s life. It is crucial to have supplies on hand that can help ease pregnancy symptoms, along with items to help track your pregnancy. Kernodle OBGYN provides complete obstetric care services, high-risk pregnancy management, and full-scope midwifery care. To learn more about our services, visit our website, or request an appointment today.

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