Pregnancy in Weeks

Six Weeks Pregnancy Update and the Best Prenatal Pill

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At five weeks, I knew I was pregnant. So many hormones roaring through my body and symptoms galore! I thought I was prepared for pregnancy, but now I feel like nothing can really prepare you for pregnancy. I was already taking a prenatal supplement; I wanted to start a multivitamin anyway. With trying to get pregnant I thought, “Why not just take a prenatal?” I read that it’s ideal to take a prenatal two months prior to conceiving and to keep taking them until breastfeeding is done. If Husband and I plan to have any more kids I figure I’ll need to be on  a prenatal for the next 5+ years.
I’m currently on Rainbow Light Prenatal One. I can’t imagine trying to keep track of taking more than one prenatal pill a day, so it had to be an all-in-one for me. This pill was evaluated alongside 25 other best-selling prenatal pills and it stuck out as the one I thought could work for me. It ranked pretty well for accuracy of its labeling and safety of its ingredients. I don’t love that there is a little too much iron in it as that can cause constipation, but I find that my body adjusted within a few weeks.
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Next up? Choosing a birthplace and healthcare provider (update: wrote about my choice here). I read that most places want to do an eight week appointment, so I feel a need to hurry and find someone. I met with a friend of mine who is studying to be a midwife and asked her for suggestions. She gave me a referral with a woman I will have to follow up with. She also sent me home with several books on pregnancy, which was a strange feeling for me. You see, yes, I am six weeks pregnant, but that’s hardly pregnant and I am not quite used to the idea yet. I certainly don’t want to be seen carrying around books about it! Not yet, anyway.

Symptoms

  • Abdominal cramps and soreness
  • Extremely sore on top
  • More frequent trips to the toilet
  • Fatigue
  • Dizzy when I stand up
  • Always hungry
  • Mood Swings: anxiety, depression and crabby most of the time 😦
  • Nausea: in small amounts, randomly
  • Food aversions: eggs and peanuts (but I’m eating them anyway because it’s what I bought from the grocery store to eat this week.)
  • Cravings: sweets (not unusual for me though)
  • Size changes: Increased bust, gained two pounds in the last month

Notes

I’m not always dizzy, but I am always tired. I have been worried about things related to my job a lot lately, is that a pregnancy symptom? I’m always crabby, so I am trying to pray/meditate 15 minutes a day. I would love for that to be a routine I establish before being a mom, so that it would be easier to continue.
Poor Husband, I am not the easiest person to get along with right now. I know that needs to change. Regardless of how I feel, I want to be kind to those around me. I want to exercise, but at this point I am not doing much more than walking with Husband daily because of the fatigue. I’m excited to choose a healthcare provider and see if there are safe herbal remedies I can take for fatigue and anxiety.
What prenatal pills have you taken? Any suggestions of good a brand I should try? 
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2 thoughts on “Six Weeks Pregnancy Update and the Best Prenatal Pill

  1. i understand the reason of tiredness is that the new life is created and that is such an important thing that your body comes into such a stage to force you to rest and prepare mentally to becoming a mother. The extreme tiredness will disappear in some months. When you crave sweets try to take fruits. It’s far better than the artificial chemical ingredients. To prevent gaining too much weight eat a little many times a day. It helps the nausea and feeling of sickness. I recommend rye bread 🍎🍉🍌🍒🍓🍈

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