Symptoms During the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Symptoms During the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is joyous and extremely delightful. It feels simply wonderful to know that you are pregnant. If you have been planning to get pregnant for a long time and simply can’t wait to find out, the excitement is even more thrilling. However, with all this excitement and thrill come numerous discomforts especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

These symptoms are actually useful for those who can’t wait until their missed period to find out whether they are pregnant. However, their use does not make them any more bearable. Some women notice symptoms that are more severe than others. But the symptoms of pregnancy during the first trimester are very clear.

Once you know about these symptoms, you can prepare yourself to face them and thus, things will be considerably easier for you. Here are a few of the prominent symptoms related to pregnancy.

Morning sickness

It is dubbed as morning sickness but the name of this symptom is a misnomer. Morning sickness is essentially nausea and vomiting. This can strike at any part of the day and is not necessarily restricted to the morning. Many women even experience it throughout the day.

Morning sickness is the first symptom that you are pregnant. Morning sickness usually happens because there is a sudden surge in the hormones in your body that are required during pregnancy. Morning sickness will fade away after your first trimester.

How to curb morning sickness

There are a few ways to curb morning sickness. Ginger ale is an excellent remedy. Additionally, you should drink loads of fluids throughout the day. You start feeling aversion towards a few foods at this time. Keep away from them and consume only those that you feel like eating.

Instead of eating large meals, break your meals down in smaller ones throughout the day. This will make sure that you eat and not starve yourself. Even though eating when you are nauseous is difficult, you should make sure you consume food because your baby needs the nourishment.

Extreme tiredness

Extreme fatigue is another symptom that you will face during your early pregnancy. You may sleep all night but you will still feel exhausted in the morning. Don’t worry because it is completely normal. Your baby is preparing itself for the pregnancy and these symptoms are a result of that preparation.

Tiredness means you should rest. You may have rested all day but if you are still tired, you should rest some more. Make sure you sleep for at least eight hours each night. If you can, nap in the afternoon too. Eat well and ask your partner to help you with the chores. Take a walk as and when you can. You can also exercise in order to refresh yourself.

Sore Breasts

Your breasts will start paining once you are pregnant. They will be swollen and painful. This is because of the hormones, which are preparing your breasts for the production of milk or breastfeeding. Wear a supportive bra to ease the pain a little.

Excess urination

You will urinate like you have never urinated before. You will find the need to go to the bathroom every now and then. This increases as your baby grows in the uterus. The baby presses against the bladder and forces you to urinate ever so frequently.

The fluid production will also increase in your body to make matters worse for you! You will be relived from this after the fourth month of pregnancy or early second trimester, but once the baby drops again in the last trimester, you will find this rears its ugly head again.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)