Just curious and wondering if you have changed anything in your life, behaviors, eating patterns, exercise, etc since you had your BFP?
I have only change two things : a lot less wine and I swapped my morning long black for a skinny hot chocolate. I still have coffees here and there though...
Exercise the same, eat the same.
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06-08-2012 09:14 #1
What do you do differently in your 1st trimester?
06-08-2012 09:18 #2
I guess it depends on how far you want to go with it all. I stopped drinking coffee but I never had much anyway so don't miss it. Stopped drinking alcohol when we were trying to conceive and haven't had any since, just made a conscious effort to eat a mixed variety of fruit and veg for all the nutrients and good stuff and took the normal vitamins I'd started when we were trying to conceive. I lacked energy in the first trimester though so didn't exercise as much as I was when were were trying to conceive. Stopped hanging around friends when they smoke, if they smoke they'd go outside and I'd wait for them instead of going out with them for a chat while they puffed away.
Can't remember what else!
06-08-2012 09:48 #3
I stopped smoking and drinking immediately and started making a conscious effort to eat more fruit and veggies, all I wanted in the first 3 months was cold oranges : )
one thing I have learnt is that it's not just the first trimester which is important for food/health/exercise it's the entire pregnancy I was shocked at the development that goes on in the later stages. good excuse to be healthy : )
06-08-2012 10:02 #4
For instance I'm still doing abs work everyday at the moment but might swap to different exercises when I am further along - same with my runs, not sure how long I will be able to keep it up for
06-08-2012 10:37 #5
06-08-2012 10:40 #6
I cut right back on coffee. Also started drinking more water which sucks cause I hate water. Don't drink or smoke or anything so they weren't problematic.
Started eating more red meat too.
06-08-2012 11:03 #7
What do you mean you the water? what do you usually drink?
06-08-2012 11:22 #8
Stopped drinking alcohol – I would usually have one or two glasses of wine with dinner every night... I don't miss it and haven't felt like it.
Stopped drinking coffee – I would have one in the mornings with my colleague, nothing on weekends.
I became so much more aware of what I was eating and when. I had terrible morning sickness and lost 4kg in my first trimester (64kg down to 60kg). I have put on 1kg so up to 61kg now. Eating a balanced diet (similar to before) minus pate and deli meats etc.
Started doing pregnancy Pilates twice a week (downloaded classes from a website) and stopped doing reformer Pilates (I was only going once a week and had run out of sessions anyway) and continued walking for exercise as I had been doing before.
Started taking pre-natal vitamins - I found out when I was 5 weeks (I thought I had an un-explained virus that was making me so sick I could have been a patient on house it was so bizzare, nope, just pregnant )
Oh and got really excited about becoming a Mummy!
06-08-2012 11:31 #9
06-08-2012 11:39 #10
Eating wise I keep eating as per normal, even soft cheeses and pate (I won't buy them but eat it when invited to diner and they are on my plate lol). I just avoid sushi and the like as I don't trust their freshness ;-)
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