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Welcome to wonderful and crazy world of the first trimester – the first 13 weeks of pregnancy!

The first trimester was always a mixed bag for me. I wanted to be happy, and I was, but week after week of morning sickness always had me feeling down. It’s hard to feel excited when you are fighting nausea all day long.

What were some of your first thoughts when you found out you were pregnant? My first thought? “Oh wow, I have to push a baby out of my vagina!”

How are you doing? Are you noticing any early signs of pregnancy, or not much of anything at all? Are you having to trying all the tips for morning sickness, or do you feel pretty good? Or maybe you’re still in denial about your pregnancy. All this is pretty normal!

First Trimester Do’s and Don’ts

When I found out I was pregnant I wanted to DO SOMETHING. Or at least I felt like I needed to do something.

Do’s: If this sounds like you, check out Mother Rising’s all natural first trimester checklist.

Don’ts: If you’re looking for things NOT TO DO, make sure you’re not making common first trimester mistakes! (It’s not what you think.)

Find a Care Provider

One of the most important decisions parents make in the first trimester is hiring a care provider. It’s a really big deal! To get started, here are some resources to find a good fit.

midwife examining fetal position during pregnancy prenatal appointment

The Latest Posts on the First Trimester

Want more? Here are all Mother Rising’s tips and advice for the first trimester.