Bloom up Your Motherhood – Learn everything about the First trimester of Pregnancy – Part 2 #Atozchallenge

Bloom up Your Motherhood with A to Z Guide to Pregnancy
Every woman plans a lot for her motherhood. This is the honor given by God to a woman. The news of a new addition to the family facilities the fruitful energy in to be parents life. You’ve prepared a lot for their arrival, but are you prepared for the nine-month childbearing period physically and mentally?
Although there is a lot of questions that arose in minds what to expect after expecting? That’s absolutely normal if you are going to be a mother for the very first time. You must be thinking about how to accomplish this phase in most successful, healthiest and happy way.
In this series, and being a gynecologist I’ll share my experience with you through A to Z Guide to Pregnancy. I’ll give explain all aspect of pregnancy and will try to sort many confusions/queries, to talk about your fears that every mother comes across. Knowing everything about the First trimester of Pregnancy will help you get ready for the months ahead.

What Subjective symptoms to expect during the First trimester of Pregnancy ( first 12 weeks or 3 months ):

Fatigue

It is a frequent symptom which may occur early in pregnancy.

Heartburn

It means reflux of food from the stomach to your mouth. It’s common during pregnancy. To avoid, eat frequent, smaller portions throughout the day; don’t lie down right after eating; eat healthily.

Constipation

Change in hormones and iron Intakes leads to constipation during pregnancy. Increase intake of fibers and drink extra fluids to cope this up. If your constipation is really bothering you, consult your doctor.

Bleeding

Light spotting is the signal for implantation of an embryo. 25% of experience slight bleeding during their first trimester. However, if you have significant bleeding, pain in your abdomen, call your doctor. These could be signs of a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

Discharge

It’s normal to see a thin watery discharge early in your pregnancy. Wear a panty liner, if you feel uncomfortable. If the discharge is purulent, foul-smelling, call your doctor.

Weight gain

It’s considered good to gain weight during pregnancy, but it’s recommended to keep an eye on your weight. During the first trimester, you should gain about 3 to 6 pounds (this may vary depending you’re underweight or overweight). Though it doesn’t mean follow the “eating for two.” Thing. Pregnant women require 150 calories extra during the first trimester.

 

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DISCLAIMER: The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice.

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Reference- D.C Dutta textbook of obstetrics.

19 Comment

  1. It’s been a long time since I had my two babies, but I wish there was as much information available back then as there is now. Posts like yours are so helpful to newly pregnant mums.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

    1. Thanks 🙂

  2. I miss my oregnancy, would have been good to have your blog 11 years back 😉

    1. thanks 🙂

  3. inquisitivegeet says: Reply

    These are some helpful tips for the ones who are in this phase or are about to enter this phase!

    Cheers
    BoisterousBee

    1. thanks 🙂

  4. Some useful info for expecting ladies. 🙂

    1. thanks 🙂

  5. Very useful information, bleeding is something I usually keep writing about.
    Launching SIM Organics
    *Menaka Bharathi*
    *SimpleIndianMom*

    1. thanks 🙂

  6. while this is something i have couple of times over now, you are presenting this information such that it will be easy to understand and useful!

    1. thanks 🙂

  7. I had a miscarriage the first time due to bleeding. 🙁

    1. Sorry to hear this. God bless you

  8. I’ve yet to go through this journey but I love reading posts so im prepared!

    1. thanks 🙂

  9. I will definitely share this blog with my friends who are expecting.

  10. Your series gives me lots of information. Thank you.

    1. Thanks 😊

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