During pregnancy, we experience different symptoms in the first trimester. I’ve heard so many times that the first trimester is the hardest one. Therefore, I somehow had a mindset ready for what was about to come. Unfortunately, one as a person cannot predict which symptoms will be having. In my case, I did not experience any symptoms at the beginning (around the first two weeks). I did not know I was pregnant until I had a positive pregnancy test around the end of the third week. Sure, I know it sounds pretty soon, but that’s when I found out. I remember that my husband and I went to have brunch at the local market on a Saturday morning. That morning I felt sick to my stomach (with nausea), but I thought that it could be something that I ate the previous day. I was halfway eating my brunch when nausea started to kick again. Then, that’s when I started to notice that I might be pregnant. I told my husband and he was skeptical as it was too soon to find out. Little did he know that the following morning I did a Home Pregnancy Test and it was positive. I wanted to confirm it, so I waited for 2 more days, and the result was POSITIVE! If you’d like to know more about how I told my husband we were pregnant here is a blog post about it.
That’s when the dreaded first trimester symptoms started to appear. Thanks to God I only had two pregnancy symptoms. I know some women cannot even eat anything. In my case, I was hungry all the time. After I ate something I felt nauseous again. But, I’m so glad that I never threw up. It’s important to note that I did not even eat fast food, I ate all my meals at home, so there wasn’t any fat in my food that could cause me that nausea. The second symptom was fatigue. Although I only felt fatigue at night. It might have been because I don’t take a nap and I also wake up earlier. I read so many times that there are some teas that can ease nausea. However, I didn’t want to drink those as I also read they could cause miscarriage. So, I just had to deal with it, until one day the nausea was intolerable. That was around week eight. That’s when I found out there was something in the market that could help me with nausea, it’s called Sea-Band. The best thing about it is that it is drug-free and it doesn’t have any weird flavors like some teas. I know some of you will disagree as you might have already used them and didn’t see any positive results. However, in my experience, these bands helped me so much. Even though I didn’t wear them all the time, they were the only thing that made me feel better. I wore both bands before and after meals. However, I did not wear them when I took showers and/or went to sleep. That’s because they can get a little tight on your wrist. So, every time, nausea kicked in I put on my Sea-Bands and the nausea was gone within 20-30 minutes. On the other hand, there was nothing I could do to reduce the fatigue. Thankfully, I’ve been sleeping pretty well until today. So, I guess sleeping all night made me rest my body and help me survive during those days. I guess that another thing that helped me was the type of food intake my body was receiving. I ate plenty of fruits and veggies as well as I stayed hydrated all the time.
Well, that’s what I wanted to share with you in this blog post. I hope it might help someone that it’s starting the first trimester and this beautiful journey. This is because I know some first trimester symptoms do not go away that easily and/or could stay or come back at any moment during pregnancy. I am so thankful to God and the Virgin Mary that I haven’t had these two symptoms again. But, wherever I go, I carry in my purse the Sea-Bands as they are pretty handy to me! As always please be humble wherever you go! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me via my social media sites or by leaving a comment below.