Your 9 months Pregnancy What to expect in the first trimester Got a million questions running through your head, now you're going to be a mum? Of course you have. Put your feet up and read on - we've got the first trimester low-down 1 of Ad break Congratulations, you're a mum-to-be!In the early days you might not feel any different to normal, but there are enormous changes taking place within your body. Some women do 'feel' pregnant straight away, but many have no idea and won't experience symptoms for a few more weeks yet. In the first trimester symptoms will come thick and fast for some women, while for others they don't come at all... Avoid alcohol and limit caffeineAvoid alcohol and limit caffeine to two cups of tea or instant coffee a day (200mg). Remember, chocolate contains caffeine too (A 50g bar of milk chocolate contains around 25mg, while 50g dark chocolate contains around 50mg)! Eat wellEggs (make sure whites and yokes are solid), lean protein, pulses, wholegrains, green leafy veg and fruit are all good food choices in the first trimester. Avoid soft cheeses Avoid Brie and camembert, and blue-veined cheese such as Stilton. Pate, raw and undercooked meat are also off limits. First trimester exerciseIf you have a regular exercise routine, it's probably OK to continue, but take the intensity down a notch or two. Check with your GP if you're in doubt. Continue slideshow > SicknessMorning sickness affects about half of all pregnant women, usually in the first trimester. High hormone levels are to blame. How to help Eat little and often, and avoid spicy or fatty foods. See your doctor if you can't keep food down, as you may be at risk of dehydration. TirednessGrowing a baby is hard work! It's a strain on your entire body. Ditch the guilt. If you're too tired to see friends or clean the house, so be it! How to help Take catnaps and go to bed early. Accept all offers of help. By Babyexpert.com Last updated on 7 October 2011 Comments Latest on MadeForMums MadeForMums Awards 2018 shortlist announced Mum takes drastic action when her baby name is 'stolen' How Rochelle Humes tackled her daughter's curly hair insecurity What's the most you'd pay to watch your child's Christmas play?