Hey mama-to-be! Congratulations on embarking on this incredible journey of motherhood! As you navigate the ups and downs of the first trimester, it's crucial to remember that pregnancy self-care is not just a luxury but a necessity.

Learning how to take care of yourself during pregnancy is vital to getting that coveted pregnancy glow in the first trimester. Whether you’re a first-time mom or you’ve done this a few times, creating a first trimester self care routine is important to both you and your baby. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got the tips to answer the question, “How do I take care of myself in the first trimester?”


First Trimester Self Care Tip 1: Morning Sickness Hacks

Ah, the notorious morning sickness – a rite of passage for many pregnant women. Combat those queasy moments with ginger tea and nibble on some crackers. Add a touch of self-care by pampering your skin with the Skin Therapy Oil as part of your first trimester self care routine. It's a win-win – your skin stays hydrated, and the subtle cocoa butter scent can be a game-changer. Your pregnancy nose doesn’t love the cocoa scent? Try the Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip as part of your self care during pregnancy routine for the same great Skin Therapy Oil benefits, but with a light floral fragrance.



First Trimester Self Care Tip 2: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Water, water everywhere! Staying hydrated is key during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Get a pretty and leakproof water bottle that you won’t mind toting around to keep your hydrated all day. Not a fan of plain water? Add your favourite fruits or cucumbers for a truly spa-worthy self care during pregnancy moment.



While water hydrates from the inside, you can hydrate from the outside too during your pregnancy self-care routine with the Massage Lotion. Perfect for use all over the body, this nourishing lotion blends cocoa butter, shea butter, argan and other natural oils to deeply moisturise skin for 48 hours, keeping it soft and supple.


First Trimester Self Care Tip 3: The Power of Prenatal Yoga

Stretch, breathe, and find your zen even on your no energy first trimester days with prenatal yoga. Not only does it keep you physically active, but it also helps alleviate stress. After your session, treat your skin to Palmer's Massage Cream for Stretch Marks – it's enriched with pure cocoa butter goodness.



First Trimester Self Care Tip 4: Netflix and Chill, Literally

First trimester exhaustion is real. Embrace the art of "Netflix and chill," literally during your pregnancy self care routine to help battle fatigue in the first trimester. Pamper yourself with a cozy blanket, your favourite series, and the deeply moisturising Tummy Butter, which is ideal for a nighttime tummy massage to connect with your baby. It's the perfect recipe for relaxation for self care before baby. Bonus points if you can convince your partner to give you a gentle massage – bonding time and self-care rolled into one!



First Trimester Self Care Tip 5: Capture the Glow

The pregnancy glow in the first trimester is not a myth! Accentuate your radiant skin by incorporating Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil into your routine. This lightweight oil is a multitasking marvel that can be used on body and face – it helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. Bonus: it helps soothe itchy skin in the first trimester. Hello, Instagram-worthy glow!



First Trimester Self Care Tip 6: Snack Attack

First trimester tiredness can lead to the desire for unhealthy snacks. Fuel your body with wholesome snacks that nourish both you and your growing bundle of joy. Think avocado toast, Greek yogurt with berries, and nuts.

And as you indulge in these treats as part of your self care during pregnancy routine, let Palmer's Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks work its magic, keeping your skin hydrated and oh-so-smooth.



First Trimester Self Care Tip 7: Power Naps for the Win

Growing a tiny human is exhausting, so don't shy away from power naps to help alleviate first trimester tiredness. Find a cozy spot, grab your favorite pillow, and let the world wait. Before your nap, apply Tummy Butter for a little deep moisture while you sleep – because even your baby bump deserves a beauty routine.

Remember, mama, self-care isn't selfish and learning how to take care of yourself during pregnancy is a gift you give to yourself and your little one. So, embrace the changes and make sure to develop a first trimester self care routine that you can stick to, including pampering your skin with your Palmer's Stretch Mark Care products, and enjoy every moment of this miraculous journey! You've got this! 

Check out Palmer’s full Stretch Mark Care range for all your skin care needs during and after pregnancy.