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First trimester of pregnancy: Months 0 to 3, weeks 1 to 13

First trimester of pregnancy: Months 0 to 3, weeks 1 to 13

To do list

  • Rest, eat well and take care of yourself.
  • Check your insurance coverage. Find out exactly what is and isn't covered under your plan. The worksheet determining your health insurance coverage can be of help when you call your health plan.
  • Check your employer's policies on maternity leave. You may have disability or extended leave benefits. What is the policy on paid leave? How many weeks can you take off without pay? What is the policy on job security?
  • Talk with family members or friends about their breastfeeding experiences and what they like best about breastfeeding.
  • Download a free mobile app of this information.
  • Register for a variety of prenatal classes. For Abbott Northwestern, United and Mercy Hospitals and St. Francis Medical Center, visit Amma Parenting Center, Blooma or Everyday Miracles. For all other Allina Health hospitals, go to our Find Classes page.

Source: Allina Health Patient Education, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, eighth edition, ob-ah-90026
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 12/06/2021