Discomforts in early pregnancy?

Here are a few tips...by Bertha Yoder

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First Trimester Discomforts

How did you know you were pregnant? What was your first sign? Lets look at a few common discomforts and tips on things that may help.

Morning Sickness!

I think this is the first one most everyone thinks of and it can be pretty miserable. But the great new is there are a few things that may help.

Stay hydrated... I know you may not feel like drinking but drink that water! Ginger ale may taste good and help ease that tummy.

Eating small frequent meals/snacks and try to eat as nutritious as possible. 60-80 grams of protein per day and pretein at bedtime as well as something before getting out of bed in the mornings can be helpful.

Going on a walk and getting some light exercise is always beneficial, but listen to your body and rest when needed!

Ginger essential oil is great for upset tummy or severe nausea in pregnancy. It actually blocks the nausea receptors in the brain. Ginger is amazing for the tummy! Peppermint Oil is great to smell and so helpful for nausea

Extreme tiredness

There is no tired like " first trimester" tired!! Rest is crucial, so sleep when you can! It can be truly debilitating and it can be a little frustrating because, even though your body is really hard at work 24/7 you can feel like you don’t have much to show for it. Rest, hydration and quiet time are all beneficial.

Sore Breasts

Oh ouch! This is how I knew I was pregnant before I even took a test! It can be quite painful. There is not much you can do except get fitted for a new bra. Your breast tissue is sensitive and changing all the time!


Another sign of pregnancy is suddenly not liking a favorite food or drink. Or having your heightened sense of smell take over! Once you know of things that do not sit well with you try to avoid them. This symptom often goes away after the first 12 weeks.


This can be something that lasts the whole pregnancy or not show up till the end of pregnancy but hormonal changes in pregnancy relax your uterus and also relax the valve at the top of your stomach. Try to limit foods that aggravate heartburn, like spicy food caffeine, & chocolate. Massaging Digestzen essential oil blend on the area is extremely helpful as well.