Pregnancy is an exciting time of big life changes, new experiences, and the glow of new life. It’s also a time when your body goes through lots of transformations.
Your pregnancy due date (expected day of delivery) is calculated by adding 280 days (40 weeks) to the first day of your last menstrual period.
The fetus begins developing at the time of conception, and your body begins producing pregnancy hormones. As soon as you find out you’re pregnant, it’s time to cut out any unhealthy habits and start taking healthy measures to keep you and your baby safe .
Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect during your first trimester
Nausea (which is also called morning sickness)
Morning sickness also called nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is nausea feeling sick to your stomach and vomiting that happens in the first few months of pregnancy. Even though it’s called morning sickness, it can last all day and happen any time of day.
That sore boob sensation peaks in the first trimester because your body is flooding with hormones. These hormones have an important job, preparing your body to grow a tiny hungry little human.
Growing as a person can be exhausting, not even about growing while growing another person. As soon as your pregnancy test comes as positive, the magic powder will be sprayed on face and sleep comes next, sometimes the body shuts down before the eyes do. It’s completely normal for a pregnant woman to feel fatigued during this trimester
Cravings are mostly things that you might not necessarily need but want and it varies from weird food combos to chewing ice blocks. Funny as this might seem it’s actually natural. Another aspect is the large quantity of food a woman will consume in little or no time. from eating a meal and craving another meal in the next three minutes. Well, as a mother it’s important to note that you’re eating for more than just yourself. Clearly, your body is working overtime to make a fully formed human, so it’s not a bad thing if your appetite prompts you to eat more right now. In fact, it’s totally natural
Have you ever switched between joy and despair, one minute you’re excited about stuff and the next minute you just want the world to shut up, cry and live in a moment of solitude. Well, good news is it’s a familiar feeling with pregnancy, It’s a wild ride full of happy highs and lows, and this time they are temporary. Eventually you will feel like your even tempered self again.
Pregnancy increases your urge to urinate keeping you up at night, If you’re experiencing urinary frequency in pregnancy, you’ll feel the need to urinate more often. Sometimes you may go to the bathroom, but urinate very little. Some women may also experience urinary leakage while pregnant. This leakage may occur when you sneeze, laugh or cough.
You can expect to see certain changes to your body in each trimester of pregnancy, but progression and experience vary for most people and from pregnancy to pregnancy. Note that every pregnancy is different and your experience may vary.
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