Pregnancy and Babycare: During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Babycare: During Pregnancy

Every pregnancy is different and the symptoms that each woman experiences may also differ. Some symptoms may commence immediately and some may commence later. The most common early signs of pregnancy are:

  • Morning sickness; vomiting or nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Missed period or very light period
  • Breast changes such as fullness, soreness or tingling nipples
  • Frequent urination
  • Cravings
  • Bloating
  • Crampy feeling in the pelvis
  • Aversion to certain smells

If you think you may be pregnant, you can get a urine test done or you can even consider a home pregnancy test. Once your pregnancy is confirmed, begins your real excitement and curiosity. And then it is very important for you to know, what changes will take place and when to expect these changes to happen to you. All pregnancies are divided into 3 different stages; first, second and third trimester.

The first trimester starts from the 1st week of pregnancy and lasts up till the 14th week of pregnancy. In this trimester, the body prepares for ovulation and sperm germinates the egg. The placenta and the baby are formed and women begin to experience morning sickness. The body of the baby will start developing and the heart will also start beating.  The second trimester lasts from the 15th week to 26th week of pregnancy. During this trimester, the baby continues to develop and grow. The baby will be able to turns its head, kick and open its mouth and the hair pattern of the baby will be defined. The danger stage has now passed. The third trimester begins from the 27th week and lasts up till the 40th week. During this time, the baby will be sleeping and wakening just like a newborn baby will do. The baby is now fully grown and developed. By going for regular ultrasounds and sonography tests, you can keep a track of your baby’s development while it’s in your womb.

The first and second trimesters are a very crucial time and you must take proper and effective care of yourself in this time. When you are pregnant, you must give your baby a healthy start. Now, you will need to have regular prenatal care visits with your doctor, as these are very important for you and your baby. You will need to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids. In early pregnancy, you may require more rest. Your body will change as your baby grows during the 9 months of your pregnancy. If something worries or bothers you, do not hesitate to discuss it with your doctor.

Do not get over-concerned or troubled with the changes that will occur in your body and the mood swings which you are likely to experience. Keep your spirits high and only think about the fruitful result that will be in your arms post the 9 months. Your preparation for welcoming the new one in your life must be superb!

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