During your first trimester, it's likely that you're most concerned with conquering each bout of morning sickness as they strike or adjusting to the fact that, yes, you're carrying an actual baby in there. However, if you're able to, there are a few things you can do in your first trimester to make your third trimester easier. Because, believe it or not, sometimes the third trimester can be more uncomfortable than your first.
Even if planning ahead isn't your strong suit, incorporating these tips into your daily routine will help you seven months down the road when all you want to do is get this baby out of you ASAP.
Each of these tips are fairly intuitive — you don't need someone to tell you that it's more convenient to get your maternity leave planned out before you actually go into labor. But having a to-do list of sorts can help you stay on top of things before you lack the energy that it takes to get it all done. Some focus on physical things you can do to help prepare your body for labor, while others will help ensure that things run smoothly once your baby is here, giving you less to worry about.