As you know, my 1st trimester was...rough.
Needless to say, I didn't use many products in the first trimester - but these four did help me make it through.
ComforPedic Harmony Plush mattress by Simmons. It's a well-known fact that pregnant women often have trouble sleeping - even in the 1st trimester. I am no exception. The one thing that helped me in that department was my mattress. The memory foam technology in the ComforPedic line "displaces heat and responds to movement." Unbelievably comfortable. Instead of buying a whole bunch of baby gear, invest in a new mattress. Your back, bottom, and entire body will thank you.
Hartley Sandals by Flojos. Never underestimate the power of a good pair of shoes during pregnancy. It's especially awesome if your shoes are comfy AND don't require bending over. All flip-flops are not alike...and these ones stand-out for their squishy and supportive base. I highly recommend this brand - whether you're carrying a baby or not.
Bellabands. These stretchy bands of fabric allow expecting women to wear their pre-pregnancy pants...without zipping them up! Brilliant. I'm still using these at 18weeks, but I've been searching eBay for a pair of Chip & Pepper maternity jeans in my size. I can't stand most brands of maternity denim, but C&P gets it right. (Note: I have also used the more affordable BeBand brand by Target with success).
GymSkirt by SkirtSports. Something about the flexible, cool material of my favorite running skirt made it an ideal pick for the 1st trimester. It didn't put pressure on my tummy and allowed for a great range of movement (not to mention it's pretty cute). Not that I was thinking about that in my state of perpetual nausea.
I wish I could say that a particular morning sickness remedy worked magic for me, but - no dice.
I am happy to report that I made it without meds or hospitilization (yay). It feels good to be in the second trimester and almost "human" again. Go ahead: cue the "Beauty & the Beast" soundtrack [track #8] and sing along with me...
What products did you use in your 1st trimester? What is your favorite brand of maternity jeans/clothing?