It’s the first trimester! Here’s what to do + learn

It’s the first trimester! Here’s what to do + learn


If you’re reading this, we have a feeling congratulations are in order! The first trimester of pregnancy is often awash with many emotions—thanks in large part to the hormones flooding your body these days. If it feels like your attention is getting pulled in one dozen different directions, take a deep breath and start here. With bite-sized classes specially created for this moment in your pregnancy, you can get the support you need without getting caught up in too many details that can wait until later.

Here’s what you need to know about pregnancy classes to support you + your baby during the first trimester:

What should I expect during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Although it actually starts sooner, the first trimester really kicks off when you get that positive pregnancy test—likely quickly followed by a few new signs of pregnancy. It’s amazing! And often quite exhausting. (Don’t worry, most mamas tend to get a resurgence of energy during the second trimester.) 

From setting up an appointment with a health care provider, continuing with prenatal vitamins and taking care of yourself, it can feel like there are a lot of new tasks on the to-do list during your first trimester. Motherly’s digital First Trimester classes are designed to help you feel empowered—even if you’re a bit nauseous, too. 😉

What should I learn about during the first trimester of pregnancy?

  1. Common physical symptoms during the first trimester: Most expectant mamas begin feeling their bodies change by the time they get a positive pregnancy test. In Motherly’s Early Pregnancy Preparation Class, Pediatric Nurse and Certified Doula Diana Spalding touches on common worries and concerns during the first trimester.
  2. What appointments to make: One of the first steps upon learning you are pregnant should be setting up an appointment with an OB-GYN or other healthcare provider who you will work with throughout your pregnancy. In Motherly’s Early Pregnancy Preparation Class, you will learn what to expect during your doctor’s appointment and get information on many of the tests that are part of those very first few weeks.
  3. How to take care of your body: Your focus may be on the bean-sized baby growing bigger every single day, but remember that taking care of them calls for taking care of yourself. With two fitness classes led by instructors from The Bloom Method, you can stream on-demand classes that were designed just for pregnant mamas.
  4. What is coming next: It’s called the “first trimester” for a reason… There are more to follow! Learn what to expect from the coming months of pregnancy with Motherly’s Pregnancy Wellness Class, which features multiple lessons, downloadable worksheets, meditations and more.

What should I know about online pregnancy classes from Motherly?

The classes are self-paced

When you purchase a digital class from Motherly, it’s yours to watch, pause, rewind and rewatch as many times as you want. By having the freedom to use these classes on your own terms and own time, you can maximize what you learn—and feel more empowered in the process.

The content comes directly from experts

Our expert-driven, woman-centered classes allow you to learn from leading health, fitness and wellness professionals—no matter where you are located. 

You can discover what works for you

Every pregnancy experience is different. With a selection of classes to suit your goals and lifestyle, you can feel empowered to make the decisions that are right for you. Our classes provide expert guidance and support to help you feel confident.

What are Motherly’s First Trimester Classes?

The Early Pregnancy Preparation Class ($14)

This quick and easy course is designed to help you feel informed and confident as you begin this amazing journey. Led by Diana Spalding, a Pediatric Nurse and Certified Doula, you will learn about physical signs and symptoms, get advice for selecting a doctor, learn what to expect from the coming weeks and more.

The Pregnancy Wellness Class ($24)

Expert-driven and woman-centered, The Motherly Pregnancy Wellness Class celebrates the wonder of this amazing transition by providing the physical, nutritional and mental support you need, while also frequently asked questions about relationship + sex, baby necessities and maternity leave planning.

Boxing for Strength and Restoration ($14)

Grounded in pregnancy-friendly techniques from The Bloom Method, this approximately 20-minute workout will get you moving and remind you of your strength… And it makes for an excellent postpartum workout, too! No additional equipment necessary. Just be prepared to break a sweat! 

Barre for Pregnancy and Postpartum ($14)

In partnership with our friends at The Bloom Method, this class will empower expecting and postnatal mamas with a safe and sweaty barre workout to keep you fit during pregnancy, train for birth, and heal and re-strengthen postpartum.

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