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What to Expect During Your First Trimester
What to Expect During Your First Trimester

If you are newly expecting, or are hoping to conceive your first child, you may be wondering what to expect during the first trimester of your pregnancy.  We have listed here a few of the most common experiences to expect during your first trimester.

Nausea.  During the first trimester of your pregnancy, it is normal to experience some nausea without vomiting.  This is known as morning sickness, and will likely be one of the first signs of your pregnancy.

Fatigue.  Experiencing some fatigue and dizziness during your pregnancy should be expected.  Your body is adapting to a change, and an increase in progesterone as well as drops in blood sugar can both contribute to fatigue.

Light spotting.  Don’t be alarmed if you experience light spotting during the first few weeks of your pregnancy.  This is known as implantation bleeding, and is compeltely normal.  However, if you experience heavier bleeding or cramping call your doctor right away.

Physical changes.  Tender breasts and a slightly swollen stomach can both occur during the first trimester of pregnancy.  Weight gain will be more noticeable toward the end of the first trimester.

Food cravings.  Expect to experience food cravings and aversions during the first trimester of your pregnancy.  Keep in mind that your body needs extra nutrients, so ask your doctor about taking prenatal vitamins.

Mood swings.  Hormone fluctuations can cause mood swings during the first trimester of your pregnancy.  Mood swings may also result from the emotional adjustment to being pregnant.

If you are at all concerned about your pregnancy, or are experiencing something that does not seem normal (such as excessive bleeding, cramping, or dizziness), please contact your doctor right away.

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  • Saida Joseph

    Would like to know if pregnancy can occur 2 to 3 days..before your period….but get ur period…then miss it the next month…is it possible to have been pregnant before having the period