Absolute Guide to Know everything about the First trimester of Pregnancy – Part 1

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.

An Introduction to your Pregnancy

Woman reproductive period occurs between 13-45 years. Pregnancy period starts from the first day of your last period. During this nine months long period, you may either feel absolutely comfortable with body changes or not so well. Indeed, Pregnancy differs from woman to woman.

Every pregnant woman curious to know about the subjective body changes that occur during Pregnancy. This may vary from patient to patient. I am just summing up here average changes that you might experience, what they mean, and which signs warrant a call to your doctor.

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


That is cyclic bleeding or menstrual bleeding doesn’t occur during this period normally. It may vary over cases depending upon patients conditions.

Morning sickness

This is inconsistently present in about 50% cases. Its intensity varies from nausea on rising from bed to loss of appetite or even vomiting. But it usually doesn’t affect the health of the mother. To calm your nausea, divide your diet into portions. Go for protein rich diet, juices. Avoid any foods that upset your stomach. If it’s bothering you talk to your doctor.

Frequency of micturition

That is an increase in urine urgency. Patient complaints about going for emptying bladder or urination frequently. This symptoms subsidy or disappears after 12th week of pregnancy

Breast discomfort

Women’s especially those who are going to become the mother for the very first time feels the breast discomfort. This may be in the form of the feeling of fullness and pricking sensation especially in between 6-8 week. This probably last through the First trimester of Pregnancy. Choosing up a bra size (or more) can make you feel more comfortable.

Food cravings

we see in movies expecting mother ask for pickles, spicy, sour kind of things. Yes, your taste changes during pregnancy. It’s ok until your diet is healthy, low calorie. Provided you’ve not carved for clay, dirt, etc that can be dangerous to both you and your baby. If you experience this kind of craving in the First trimester of Pregnancy, consult your doctor.

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



32 Replies to “Absolute Guide to Know everything about the First trimester of Pregnancy – Part 1”

  1. I had a pleasnat pregnancy that way – no morning sickness and all i craved was for food – in any form. I have never eaten so much in my life! And now my son doesn’t want to eat!

    1. thanks 🙂

  2. This is very informative for people who got no idea about the whole thing. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. thanks 🙂

  3. This is so informative… I know only what my friends have told me. And each of them had different pregnancies. Loving this theme.

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  4. Very informative post Bushra, in fact I would have loved to know some of these when I was pregnant. I read obstetrics syllabus completely at that time.
    Launching SIM Organics
    *Menaka Bharathi*

    1. thanks 🙂

  5. Tip for dealing with rhe the morning sickness. Ginger beer (non-alcoholic version) made with real ginger and flat lemonade. Keep them by your bed and sip it when you wake up in the morning. Also keep a packet of dry crackers to nibble on by your bed before you get up.

    1. thanks for the tip 🙂

  6. What is the cause of Morning Sickness? Is it just the change in hormone levels that a woman experiences? And from a male perspective, what is the best way to be supportive (especially if I cannot stand the sight of ANYONE throwing up!)

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Actually, the real cause is unknown, but it is assumed that morning sickness occurs due to change in hormone. and it can be tackle with home remedies if not severe. The partner should be supportive in the sense can encourage her in eating healthy and smaller portions.

    1. thanks 🙂

  7. Informative post for women to know.

    1. thanks 🙂

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  8. This is neat – brief and to the point! Informative. Keep writing ..Cheers!

    1. thanks 🙂

  9. I have read it and will try to remember for a distant future 🙂

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  10. so thoughtful of you to post for mothers to be. I know they will all be well informed and encouraged.

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  11. This is a very informative theme. Pregnancy is a time of a lot of changes in a woman, physical, mental and emotional.
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

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  12. Very informative post Bushra! Its like a roller coster ride for a womens hormones
    Launching SIM Organics
    *Menaka Bharathi*

    1. thanks 🙂

  13. Will keep the pointers in mind

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  15. Such informative post. Going to share it with to be mommies.

    1. Thanks ?

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