1 trimester of pregnancy
The beginning of pregnancy, and, to be more precise, the first three months are a wonderful time. This is a period of uncertainty. And although the diagnosis of pregnancy itself now takes much less time (before – a few days, now – a few minutes), the woman’s uncertainty persists until she sees the baby on ultrasound, or will not feel a new life in itself. Feelings of the pregnant woman are various: happiness from one thought about the future child and fear of a new, unexplored (especially if this is the first pregnancy).
The future mother can not help but like her new state, she becomes impressionable, feels fragile, both physically and psychologically, she wants to become the center of the universe for everyone, the subject of love and care.
Pregnancy is not a disease, it is a physiological condition, however, it is worth to prepare for a number of difficulties that will have to face. This period is very important, since it is in the first trimester that the laying and formation of fetal organs and systems takes place.
The absence of menstruation is one of the first signs of pregnancy. There are, of course, exceptions, when the woman’s body continues to menstruate for a few months of pregnancy, and the woman does not know her position.
Future moms notice the changes in the mammary glands, the breast is poured, it becomes heavier.
A slight deterioration in well-being with increased fatigue, drowsiness, may also indicate a pregnancy that has occurred. a full rest and 8 hours of sleep - the best cure for this ailment.
A high concentration of progesterone (a pregnancy hormone) can cause dizziness and constipation. To prevent constipation should drink more liquid, eat fresh vegetables and fruits, dried apricots, prunes, use sour-milk products.
Special attention should be paid to walks in the open air, they always have a positive effect on the state of the pregnant woman.
Approximately 80% of future mothers suffer from morning sickness, and sometimes vomiting. The first weeks of pregnancy, nausea can accompany you around the clock.
With constant nausea and vomiting, the body loses vitamins and minerals, and also dehydrates, so you should increase the amount of fluid consumed. You should also tell about your condition to the gynecologist you are seeing, he will recommend vitamins for pregnant women to make up for their deficiency.
Physical exercises and gymnastics are undoubtedly useful for pregnant women. The main thing is not to overdo it. To date, there are a huge number of different programs designed specifically for pregnant women. Gymnastics and physical exercises prepare the muscles of a woman for childbirth.
Complications of the first trimester of pregnancy are ectopic pregnancy and the threat of termination of pregnancy.
The most dangerous period is 2-3 weeks of pregnancy, because at this time a woman may not yet know about the presence of pregnancy. The second dangerous period is 8-12 weeks, during this period the threat of termination of pregnancy is associated with a change in the hormonal background.