Phaedra Parks announces she's pregnant with her second child

Pregnancy comes with its fair share of ups and downs, but the end result is motherhood - something that's looked forward to by all women who endure nine months of mood swings and strange food cravings. Just ask Phaedra Parks - the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" reality star is pregnant with her second child, according to People magazine.

This will be number two for Parks with her husband Apollo Nida, a certified personal trainer. They  married in 2009 and had their first child one year later. Now, Parks is ready to do it all over again and give her son Ayden a new sibling!

Preparing for the first trimester
Upon receiving confirmation of your pregnancy, you're going to want to prepare yourself for the first trimester. Even if you've gone through this before, there's no such thing as being too cautious and familiar with helpful tips for the first three months!

Make it a point to talk to your physician about how you can maintain your overall well-being during the initial stages of your pregnancy. An expert will be able to give you insight into how to stay fit with exercise and a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Another symptom you'll likely be faced within the first trimester is morning sickness. While there's no cure for it, you can potentially reduce your nausea by eating small meals throughout the day and avoiding spicy, greasy food. According to the National Women's Health Resource Center, eating more carbohydrates may also be beneficial in combating this condition.

While the first trimester is just the beginning of your pregnancy, educating yourself as baby development continues can prepare you for additional symptoms that lie ahead - aches, fatigue and food cravings are all a part of the nine months.

How have you handled the first trimester in the past? Do you have any home remedies for morning sickness? Leave your tips in the comments section!