Whether you are planning to fall pregnant, have just found out you are, or you are in the thick of the first trimester, a survival kit is of utter importance. I didn’t have one for my first pregnancy and the first weeks were torture. Nausea being the biggest issue I encountered.
Below is a survival kit that I have compiled that I plan on making use of during my next pregnancy.
Pregnancy Survival Kit Contents
- Pregnancy Supplement – this you need to start taking the day you decide to start trying for your baby. I took AnaStellar supplements in my first pregancy. It is a female owned brand, which I find amazing, and I read up on the supplements before making my decision. The main thing that sold me was that their preggo supplements contain 60% more Amino Acid Chelated Iron than most brands on the market, meaning it is softer on the stomach, won’t give you constipation, black stools or nausea.Can I get an AMEN?!
- Nuts – these babies are a good source of fibre, protein and iron. Almonds, peanuts and cashew nuts are a nice mix of nuts to rotate in your kit.
- Netflix – Netflix and chill. Hard. Enjoy binge watching, because when baby comes you will struggle to stay awake to see even half of the movie!
- Crackers – these will help you curb your nausea, so keep a packet with you in your bag.
- Water – drink copious amounts of water. It will help reduce infection and also help with your energy levels.
- Bio Oil – or any moisturiser that will keep your ever-streching belly nicely oiled. A dry preggo belly is like putting in an application for stretch marks. Come now, do better.
- How To Be A Hip Mama Without Losing Your Cool – my friend Lee recommended that I read this book because I had issues with breastfeeding and I was really being hard on myself. This book made me feel normal throughout my first year of baby being born. I wish I had read it during pregnancy, I might have been more easy on myself as a new mommy. Another must have is What to expect when you are expecting.
There you have it, my survival kit that might just make the first trimester a lot easier to deal with. If you have been through pregnancy before, please share your tips with us in the comments section.