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What to expect in first trimester

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OMG I’m Pregnant! What should I expect in my first trimester?
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What to expect in first trimester


Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.

 

Judy Ford

Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS!! Pregnancy is a beautiful phenomenon where a woman conceives, grows a life within her and then later goes on to deliver a baby. These 9 months are extraordinary as many changes can take place physically, mentally and emotionally altering the woman completely; internally and externally. Most women are excited to find out they’re expecting especially first-time moms. Overall chances are that you might not look pregnant but definitely feeling it! Every pregnancy is different, and we don’t really know what to expect. It’s best to go with the flow and adapt to the transitions one at a time.

The changes that a woman experiences differs body to body and person to person as there’s no one shoe that fits all. Stated below are some of the most common signs that you might undergo in your first trimester.

  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Nausea and morning sickness
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings and aversions
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
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Moving on, you need to find a suitable gynaecologist and fix an appointment to check on how your pregnancy is doing and where the sack has planted itself in the womb. This is vital to avoid an ectopic pregnancy which can be life-threatening. You probably would start on taking some pre-natal vitamins too.  Eating well, having a good rest and staying happy is equally important. A happy mom is the best mom. Try to stay calm and embrace the changes best you can given your circumstances.

To sum it all up, the first trimester is the most crucial part of the pregnancy as during this phase is when the mother must be cautious to ensure the safety as well as the success of her pregnancy. Many miscarriages can occur at this stage as the embryo isn’t strong enough. It is usually after the first trimester when the pregnancy becomes stable. The rapid changes can get overwhelming but remember it’s all for your little baby and all will be well with time. Don’t forget to celebrate this good news with your loved ones and have fun.


To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.

 

Anne Christian Buchanan

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