If you’re reading this, we have a feeling congratulations are in order! The first trimester of pregnancy is often awash with many emotions—thanks in large part to the hormones flooding your body these days. If it feels like your attention is getting pulled in one dozen different directions, take a deep breath and start here. With bite-sized classes specially created for this moment in your pregnancy, you can get the support you need without getting caught up in too many details that can wait until later.

Here’s what you need to know about pregnancy classes to support you + your baby during the first trimester:

What should I expect during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Although it actually starts sooner, the first trimester really kicks off when you get that positive pregnancy test—likely quickly followed by a few new signs of pregnancy. It’s amazing! And often quite exhausting. (Don’t worry, most mamas tend to get a resurgence of energy during the second trimester.) 

From setting up an appointment with a health care provider, continuing with prenatal vitamins and taking care of yourself, it can feel like there are a lot of new tasks on the to-do list during your first trimester. Motherly’s digital First Trimester classes are designed to help you feel empowered—even if you’re a bit nauseous, too. 😉

What should I learn about during the first trimester of pregnancy?

  1. Common physical symptoms during the first trimester: Most expectant mamas begin feeling their bodies change by the time they get a positive pregnancy test. In Motherly’s Early Pregnancy Preparation Class, Pediatric Nurse and Certified Doula Diana Spalding touches on common worries and concerns during the first trimester.
  2. What appointments to make: One of the first steps upon learning you are pregnant should be setting up an appointment with an OB-GYN or other healthcare provider who you will work with throughout your pregnancy. In Motherly’s Early Pregnancy Preparation Class, you will learn what to expect during your doctor’s appointment and get information on many of the tests that are part of those very first few weeks.
  3. How to take care of your body: Your focus may be on the bean-sized baby growing bigger every single day, but remember that taking care of them calls for taking care of yourself. With two fitness classes led by instructors from The Bloom Method, you can stream on-demand classes that were designed just for pregnant mamas.
  4. What is coming next: It’s called the “first trimester” for a reason… There are more to follow! Learn what to expect from the coming months of pregnancy with Motherly’s Pregnancy Wellness Class, which features multiple lessons, downloadable worksheets, meditations and more.

What should I know about online pregnancy classes from Motherly?

The classes are self-paced

When you purchase a digital class from Motherly, it’s yours to watch, pause, rewind and rewatch as many times as you want. By having the freedom to use these classes on your own terms and own time, you can maximize what you learn—and feel more empowered in the process.

The content comes directly from experts

Our expert-driven, woman-centered classes allow you to learn from leading health, fitness and wellness professionals—no matter where you are located. 

You can discover what works for you

Every pregnancy experience is different. With a selection of classes to suit your goals and lifestyle, you can feel empowered to make the decisions that are right for you. Our classes provide expert guidance and support to help you feel confident.

What are Motherly’s First Trimester Classes?


Digital classes from Motherly


1. Boxing for Strength & Restoration

Boxing gets you moving head to toe and reminds you of your strength. We hope you enjoy this 20(ish) minute workout that you can take at your own speed whether strengthening during pregnancy or to help restore you postpartum.

Digital classes from Motherly


2. Barre for Pregnancy & Postpartum

Barre can be a fantastic workout method for pregnant and postpartum mamas. Created in partnership with our friends at the Bloom Method, you’ll love this 25(ish) minute routine to help you strengthen and restore your body.

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