We’re rounding up the best products for first trimester that we think mamas need to have for a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy!
One of the things that can be confusing for first-time mamas is figuring out what they need, especially in the first trimester. It’s that awkward period where you’re not really showing yet, so you’re not unsure if you really need all these pregnancy items. Right?
But don’t worry, mama, we’re sharing some of the best products for the first trimester right here!
6 Best Products For First Trimester
1. Stretch mark care products
“Ideally, from the beginning of pregnancy, expectant mothers use creams or serums so that stretch marks do not appear or turn white. But if it already appears, the treatment will help the stretch marks to fade,” said Dr. Dia Febrina, Sp.KK, who provides teleconsultation for Mama’s Choice
As you get older, your belly skin will stretch and potentially cause stretch marks. Stretch marks themselves are more prone to arise due to genetics and skin dryness.
The first trimester is the right time for you to begin taking care of your skin (if you haven’t yet) and preventing stretch marks on various parts of your body.
For that, you can use Mama’s Choice Stretch Mark Cream. This anti-stretch mark lotion combines the breakthrough ingredient Lipobelle Soyaglycone and the best natural ingredients.
These include cooling aloe vera, nourishing shea butter, moisturizing olive oil, and soothing jojoba oil to prevent and help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, certified Halal, and free of harmful ingredients, it’s absolutely safe to use from the first trimester.
2. Pregnancy Supplements
One of the substances that can help the baby’s nervous development in the womb is folic acid in early pregnancy. Folic acid has a vital role because it can help prevent defects in the baby’s brain and spine.
Therefore, the CDC advises women of reproductive age to consume 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily and eat foods containing other folic acids.
Don’t forget to consult with your obstetrician regarding the dose you need to consume.
3. Nausea Relief
Mamas are undoubtedly familiar with morning sickness or nausea during early pregnancy. Nausea in the first trimester can be felt day or night. Therefore, it’s always better to have nausea-relieving foods like ginger candy.
But besides eating sweets, you can also relieve nausea by rinsing your mouth with mouthwash and brushing your teeth with Mama’s Choice Non-Fluoride Toothpaste.
Specially formulated for pregnant women from carefully selected natural ingredients, such as mint, miswak, and chlorophyll. This formula can clean your mouth and teeth and reduce nausea during the first trimester.
In addition, Mama’s Choice Toothpaste is free of fluoride, SLS, artificial flavor, triclosan, and other harmful chemicals to ensure it’s completely safe for mamas and mamas-to-be!
4. Maternity Bra
In early pregnancy, your breasts will become more sensitive and will hurt more often. This is caused by changes in the hormones progesterone, prolactin, and estrogen in the body of pregnant women. You will feel this pain in the breast in the 4th to 6th week of pregnancy.
The first trimester is a good time to switch to maternity bras that aren’t restrictive. Choose a bra without wires with soft and made with breathable materials.
5. Healthy Snacks
Nausea in the first trimester of pregnancy can be exacerbated if you are hungry. You should prepare a stock of snacks with just the right calorie content for pregnant women to prevent this.
Feel free to munch on healthy snacks such as nuts, raisins, and snack bars high in protein and fiber.
6. Pregnancy-Safe Skincare Products
During pregnancy, it’s not uncommon for some mamas to see some changes on their facial skin too. For example, your skin may become dull, sensitive, and prone to breakouts. It’s OK to turn to skincare products to address these concerns, but make sure you choose pregnancy-safe skincare products!
Avoid products with ingredients that may irritate your sensitive skin during pregnancy, such as parabens, sulfates, and alcohol.
If you like to keep your routine safe yet effective, Mama’s Choice has what you need.
Mama’s Choice Gentle Face Wash combines the goodness of rice extract and hydrolyzed collagen extract to effectively remove dirt, dust, makeup residues, and excess oil while leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean.
Meanwhile, Mama’s Choice Daily Protection Face Moisturizer combines nutrient-rich rice extract known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory effects and hyaluronic acid, which helps lock in moisture and prevent skin from early aging.
In addition, we also used mineral sunscreen formulated with zinc oxide, which is the safest option for mamas and offers the most broad-spectrum protection against UV rays.
Hanna of Mama's Choice
A mama of one energetic toddler, Hanna likes to read books, watch baking shows, and play video games when her little one is asleep.