1. Always have an emergency bag with you. Be creative, bring at least three different snacks wherever you go - you never know what you'll be in the mood for. Always bring everything you need to get through a day in your bag. In my everyday emergency bag you'll find snacks, heartburn pills, nausea medicine, sea bands, a water bottle and crosswords.
2. Don't leave your house in uncomfortable clothes. It's literally the biggest mistakes you can do while pregnant. You might feel good for the moment but an hour later you'll do anything to not have a tight dress and high heels. So if you really insist on wearing clothes that might be SOS later, also bring sneakers and sweatpants to change into.
3. Use the toilet whenever you see one. I'm not kidding when I'm telling you I woke up 6 times to pee this night. The bump is just squeezing my bladder and I have to use the toilet all the time. The worst mistakes I've done so far is thinking "I used the toilet 10 minutes ago I can manage another 45 minutes in the car". No, you can't. When the "I really need to pee" hits you, you REALLY need to pee. Like, right now. So, if you spot a toilet while you're away from home, use it.
4. Never fall asleep hungry. You'll wake up with the worst belly cramp and nausea you can imagine. I do this mistake way too often since I'm so tired and just wanna fall asleep when the evening hunger hits me. This results in me waking up a couple of hours later, with a belly cramp that feels like I haven't eaten in a week and a nausea that makes it close to impossible to eat, even if that's exactly what I need to do. Spare yourself some pain and just eat before you go to sleep.
5. Brush your teeth in the shower. If you're having morning sickness you'll probably throw up or be close to it every time you brush your teeth. Especially in the evening, brushing my teeth has become my worst nightmare. What I've noticed it that it gets a loooot easier if you do it while taking a shower. Why? I have no idea, but it works.
6. Don't take naps, just rest. I've noticed that one of the worst things when you experience nausea and other pregnancy symptoms, is taking a nap. It might work 1/10 times, but the other 9 times you'll wake up feeling dizzy, probably have a headache and be even more nauseous than before you fell asleep. So, instead of taking an hour nap every now and then, just lay down on the coach or bed and watch a TV series. Or if you easily fall asleep while watching TV, do crosswords, write a diary or something to stay awake.
7. Trust your cravings. They say you'll get more heartburn if you eat spicy stuff - the few times I've been craving jalapenos I've had just the same amount, or even less heartburn than usual. Don't eat things that can affect you or the baby negatively during pregnancy, but don't avoid things that you read can make preggy problems worse - trust your body and what it needs.
8. Be selfish! Don't force yourself to go out with friends if you feel weak, don't eat the food someone made just to be nice if you know you'll be on the bathroom floor in five minutes, ask people for help when you're too tired or nauseous to do it alone and put your own comfort and well-being first.