Pregnancy the second time around is challenging for Tamera Mowry-Housley. ‘The Real’ co-star tells her blog readers that the first trimester of her expectancy has been a bit immense.


“I won’t lie, getting through the first trimester is slightly overwhelming,” writes the star. “I went from learning I’m pregnant to dealing with morning sickness to announcing the big news in what feels like a day.”

Although exacting, Tamera says that she has been able to pull through her first three months of pregnancy with the help of others and vitamins. She now gives expecting moms a few tips on how to survive the beginning stages of expectancy.

1.) Put your health first.  “Just like always, being in good health offsets some (though not all!) of the side effects of pregnancy. A good diet and staying active (even taking walks) can help you handle fatigue.”

2.) Use natural remedies to control hormones.  “Exercise is a mood-booster, so being even slightly active can cheer you up. Deep breathing, meditation, prenatal yoga and other relaxation techniques can alleviate stress too.”

3.) Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  “If you have to rearrange your work schedule or take on less than normal—let people know. Trust me, they’ll understand. Plus, with everything from doctor’s appointments to planning for the baby, there’s a lot to do. Ask for help at work or from your family whenever needed.”

Tamera and husband Adam Housley are expecting their second child, a girl, to arrive in July. The couple are already the proud parents of a son named Aden.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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