Absolute Guide to Know everything about the First trimester of Pregnancy – Part 1

Every woman plans a lot for her motherhood. This is the honor given by God to a woman. The news of a new addition to the family facilities the fruitful energy in to be parents life. You’ve prepared a lot for their arrival, but are you prepared for the nine-month childbearing period physically and mentally?
 
Although there is a lot of questions that arose in minds what to expect after expecting? That’s absolutely normal if you are going to be a mother for the very first time. You must be thinking about how to accomplish this phase in most successful, healthiest and happy way.
 
In this series, and being a gynecologist I’ll share my experience with you through A to Z Guide to Pregnancy. I’ll give explain all aspect of pregnancy and will try to sort many confusions/queries, to talk about your fears that every mother comes across. Knowing everything about the First trimester of Pregnancy will help you get ready for the months ahead.

An Introduction to your Pregnancy

Woman reproductive period occurs between 13-45 years. Pregnancy period starts from the first day of your last period. During this nine months long period, you may either feel absolutely comfortable with body changes or not so well. Indeed, Pregnancy differs from woman to woman.

Every pregnant woman curious to know about the subjective body changes that occur during Pregnancy. This may vary from patient to patient. I am just summing up here average changes that you might experience, what they mean, and which signs warrant a call to your doctor.

What Subjective symptoms to expect during the First trimester of Pregnancy ( first 12 weeks or 3 months ):
 

Amenorrhea

That is cyclic bleeding or menstrual bleeding doesn’t occur during this period normally. It may vary over cases depending upon patients conditions.

Morning sickness

This is inconsistently present in about 50% cases. Its intensity varies from nausea on rising from bed to loss of appetite or even vomiting. But it usually doesn’t affect the health of the mother. To calm your nausea, divide your diet into portions. Go for protein rich diet, juices. Avoid any foods that upset your stomach. If it’s bothering you talk to your doctor.

Frequency of micturition

That is an increase in urine urgency. Patient complaints about going for emptying bladder or urination frequently. This symptoms subsidy or disappears after 12th week of pregnancy

Breast discomfort

Women’s especially those who are going to become the mother for the very first time feels the breast discomfort. This may be in the form of the feeling of fullness and pricking sensation especially in between 6-8 week. This probably last through the First trimester of Pregnancy. Choosing up a bra size (or more) can make you feel more comfortable.

Food cravings

we see in movies expecting mother ask for pickles, spicy, sour kind of things. Yes, your taste changes during pregnancy. It’s ok until your diet is healthy, low calorie. Provided you’ve not carved for clay, dirt, etc that can be dangerous to both you and your baby. If you experience this kind of craving in the First trimester of Pregnancy, consult your doctor.


DISCLAIMER: The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice.

 

 

Dr Bushra

Gynaecologist by profession~~Food ,Health,lifestyle,Freelance Blogger~~social media influencer~~writer at heart~~Email for collaboration

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