The most frequent symptoms during pregnancy

Throughout human history, “pregnancy” has been sold to us as a magical moment of joy. And yes it is. But there are also the so-called symptoms that every woman knows and with which we do not always feel so comfortable.

In this blog, we share with you information about the main symptoms of pregnancy and give you a bonus tip to highlight them. Let us begin!

Symptoms in the first trimester of pregnancy

When does the first trimester of pregnancy begin?

The first phase of pregnancy is the first trimester. The measurement begins on the first day of your last period and lasts until the end of the 13th week. It is during this time that we experience the first symptoms, which are warning signs that new life is emerging within us.

Why is pregnancy divided into trimesters?

Over the years, gestational length was measured in lunar months or menstrual periods, usually 28 days, and therefore the duration was 10 lunar months, i.e. 280 days or 40 weeks.

What changes in your body during pregnancy?

Every woman is different and so is our body. Some women gain a lot of weight, others lose. Pregnancy is different for every woman. Some women shine with good health during these first 3 months; others feel absolutely miserable. Here are some of the changes you may notice, what they mean, and what signs warrant a call to your doctor.

Bleeding:

About 25% of pregnant women experience light bleeding in the first trimester. Light spotting early in pregnancy can be a sign that the fertilized embryo has implanted itself in the uterus. However, if you experience heavy bleeding, cramping, or severe abdominal pain, contact your doctor.

Breast tenderness:

Sore breasts are one of the first signs of pregnancy. They are triggered by hormonal changes that prepare the milk ducts to feed your baby. Your breasts will likely be sore during the first trimester.

Constipation:

During pregnancy, high levels of the hormone progesterone slow the muscle contractions that normally move food through your system. Add to that the extra iron you get from your prenatal vitamin, and the result is uncomfortable constipation and gas that can leave you feeling bloated throughout your pregnancy.

If your constipation is really bothering you, talk to your doctor about what mild laxatives or stool softeners are safe to use during pregnancy.

Fatigue:

Your body works hard to support a growing baby. This means you will pull lighter than normal. Take naps during the day or rest as needed. Make sure you’re getting enough iron. Too little can lead to anemia, which can make you feel even more tired.

 

Food likes and dislikes:

While you might not want a bowl of mint ice cream with dill pickles, as the old cliché goes, your tastes may change during pregnancy. More than 60% of pregnant women experience food cravings. More than half have foods they really don’t like. Indulging in cravings every once in a while is fine as long as you eat healthy, low-calorie foods most of the time.

Pee a lot:

Your baby is still quite small, but your uterus is growing and putting pressure on your bladder. As a result, you may feel like you need to go to the bathroom all the time. Don’t stop drinking fluids, your body needs them, but cut down on caffeine (which stimulates the bladder), especially before bed. When nature calls, react as quickly as you can. don’t contain it.

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Guenther Schauer

Certified Thai Yoga Massage Instructor, Therapist and Founder of Mamás Thai Massage.