30 Truths About The First Trimester
The first trimester of pregnancy is a time where your body undergoes a lot of changes, both physical and emotional. Let’s take a look at some truths about the first trimester that every expecting mother should be aware of:
- Nausea: It is commonly referred to as “morning sickness,” but nausea can occur at any time of day. These symptoms can be managed with diet and lifestyle changes.
- Fatigue: Hormonal changes, exhaustion, and emotions can leave you feeling weary.
- Food Aversions and Cravings: Hormonal changes in the body may cause sensitivity to foods you once enjoyed.
- Sore Breasts: You may experience a change in your boob size throughout the trimester.
- Weight Gain: As your baby develops your body will need to store extra nutrients and fats.
- Mood Swings: Along with hormonal changes, your emotions may feel more extreme.
- Anxiety: It’s common to feel overwhelmed or worried about the unknown.
- Depression: This often goes hand-in-hand with anxiety.
- Intense Feelings: Anything from a TV show to a song can evoke intense emotions.
- It’s important to visit the doctor and get regular check-ups during your first trimester.
- Be sure to keep track of all doctor appointments, tests, and ultrasounds.
- You should also be well-informed on nutrition and prenatal vitamins.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions or voice any concerns you have with your doctor.
Things to Avoid
- Alcohol: It’s best to keep a distance from alcohol during your pregnancy.
- Smoking: Smoking cigarettes can raise the risk of issues such as premature birth.
- Caffeine: Limit your daily intake of coffee and tea to avoid complications.
- Medication: Make sure to consult with your doctor if you plan on taking medication.
- Stress: Try to keep things as stress-free as possible. Get plenty of rest and, if need be, ask for help from a family member or friend.
The first trimester of pregnancy is a special time for expectant mothers, and understanding the changes that take place is key. From physical to emotional changes, your body will need extra TLC. Be sure to get plenty of rest, eat a healthy diet, and keep in touch with your doctor for a safe and healthy pregnancy.