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Pregnancy series: First trimester FAQs answered with My Expert Midwife!

We caught up with My Expert Midwife to collaborate with our YouTube pregnancy series to answer your First trimester FAQs!

This is the second video which we're collaborating on with the expert midwives. Other talking points in this series about the pregnancy journey, are about pregnancy health and wellbeing, the second trimester, what to pack in your hospital bag and preparing for labour.

Speaking with Lesley Gilchrist, founder and CEO of My Expert Midwife, she answered your questions which included talking about common first trimester symptoms, how to beat fatigue and foods to avoid.

Some of the parts touched upon in this video are:

  • Common first trimester symptoms
  • Baby movements in first trimester
  • Is bleeding normal? 
  • Can you travel during the first trimester? 

As a registered midwife Lesley is able to help give professional tips, advice and answer those all-important questions you may have whilst in your first trimester. You'll also hear from our in-house mum, Digital Group Editor, Maria Martin, who will share nuggets of her first trimester as she proceeds along her second pregnancy journey. 

So grab a cuppa and have a seat with us, as Lesley answers your top first trimester questions! 

And for more bits and boobs, head over to My Expert Midwife's blogs!


  • Author: Maria Martin Maria Martin
  • Job Title: Digital Group Editor - Mother&Baby and Yours

Maria is the Online Editor for Mother&Baby. She is a biker, mama-of-two who enjoys baking and taking her little one to messy play. Maria's focus is around breastfeeding, post-partum depression and weaning. She aspires to help fellow mums through pregnancy, motherhood and beyond by discussing issues such as mental health and self-care. You can find Maria on Instagram and LinkedIn. Maria has won Bauer Media Awards for 2018 Digital Editor Of The Year and 2017 Digital Talent Of The Year.