First Trimester Must-Haves

I’m feeling like a normal human again these days! So grateful that it seems the all day nausea of the First Trimester has passed. There’s nothing to make you appreciate feeling good when you haven’t in awhile.

I’m also excited to get back on a blogging schedule. I’ve decided I will blog twice a week rather than thrice (I just really wanted to use that word), but they will be quality posts. I will start writing again, and of course I’ll share some bump fashion and let you in on my journey. Thank you for being patient with me while I’ve tried to figure out how to juggle everything in my new world!

Ok, so now that I’ve been through the First Trimester a couple of times, I thought I would share my favorite products that have helped me survive. Here are my First Trimester Must-Haves. To shop, just click the picture or the link below.

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1. New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Vitamins – I quickly got to the point where I couldn’t stomach my prenatals. I’m so glad I found these bad boys. You can take them on an empty stomach and they don’t leave you with that gross vitamin feeling.
2. Contigo Water Bottle – Hands down my favorite water bottle. My best friend got one for me when I was pregnant with Harper and I’ve since stocked up. Hydration is key in pregnancy and helps keep nausea at bay, so I’m constantly drinking water. But I need my water ICE COLD. This does the trick for hours. A total life must-have.
3. Preggie Pop Drops – Ok, these don’t really do much for all day sickness. Maybe if you have some low-grade annoying nausea, they would help. But they were perfect when I needed something sour to keep my mind off the misery.
4. Belli Elasticity Belly Oil Oh this stuff. How I love it. I used it during my whole pregnancy with Harper and didn’t get one stretch mark. Lucky? Genetics? Perhaps. But you’d better bet that I’m using it again. It smells delicious (think lavender + sweet almond oil) and is welcome luxury during a time you can’t quite remember the last time you brushed your hair.
5. Fig Newtons I know, this seems pretty random. But when you can’t stomach much, these little morsels are perfect. They’re sweet and carby, but also stick to your ribs and fill you up. I’ve kept them on my nightstand during the early days of both pregnancies.
6. Sleep Mask Sleep. Sweet, sweet sleep. I have such a love-love relationship with sleep. I need it. I want it. I have to have it. So when pregnancy insomnia hit early on, I was shocked. But I’m exhausted! Why can’t I sleep?! Enter: naps. Sure, it takes me an hour to fall asleep at night and then I’m up too many times to count during the night. (Thanks, bladder.) But, thankfully a long nap comes in and saves the day. And a cute sleep mask makes it much easier to fall into a sweet slumber.


  • Kecia @ Online Income Mom

    Great list of first trimeter must haves! I would add Dramamine. It was a great way to get rid of my nausea when I had to get up and be somewhere. Other than that, I did lots of resting and sleeping my first trimester!

    • suzanne

      Oh, yes! Good one.

  • Logan

    Mmm I wish I had thought of fig newtons! That would have been better than saltines! haha

    • suzanne

      Ha – saltines have been high on my list, too 😉

  • chanel

    haha I eat fig newtons all the time and im not even pregnant! these are such great pregnancy must haves!

    • suzanne

      They’re just so good!

  • Savannah

    Yay for first semester nausea going away! It really is the worst. Second trimester is the wonder woman trimester! Hope you continue to feel great!

    • suzanne

      It totally is the wonder woman trimester! Thanks, mama.

  • Suzanne Hines

    I love this list! I recently wrote a first trimester must haves blog post, too…but mine looked a little more like a trash can, some prescription anti-nausea meds, and a hot mess of a house while we waited out the worst of it! haha!

    • suzanne

      I need to check out your list!

  • Joanna

    Those preggo pop drops are amazing. I used ginger candies a lot as well. Great list mama:)

    • suzanne

      Yes, the ginger candies are awesome, too!

  • Bethany

    Those were the prenatals vitamins I took when I was pregnant. I’m with you on the fig newtons, I was in love with lots random stuff.

    • suzanne

      Ha – random is totally the key word for the First Trimester

  • Pamela Li (Rookie Parenting)

    Fig Newtons is healthy snack. Good for you!

    • suzanne

      Thanks! I didn’t talk about the chocolate and pop tarts 😉

  • Kathryn

    Great list of must haves! The sleep mask is my fav!!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Kathryn!

  • jennifer L

    Great must haves! I’m creating a little care package for coworker and these items would great things to add to her basket. Thanks!

    • suzanne

      Such a sweet idea!

  • Tessa Kirby

    That oil sounds lovely! Might just have to look into that!!

    • suzanne

      You will LOVE it!