1st month of pregnancy: what happens to the body of a woman
The first month of pregnancy is the time when the future baby represents a certain set of cells, which was born from the fertilization of the egg. Later it will turn into a full embryo, and the development of the fetus begins, which after 9 months will be born naturally.
To find out about pregnancy in the first month, you can delay the menstruation by contacting a gynecologist, who will prescribe ultrasound and additional tests. Another way is to pass the test, without waiting for the turn to the specialist, and to come to him with an awareness of his position. The abdomen of the pregnant woman is not allocated in the first month. It can be slightly enlarged, as with menstruation.
- Delayed menstruation. Most often this factor is an essential reason for resorting to a pregnancy test or a visit to a gynecologist. But the test is not an absolute option for testing, since delays in menstruation can be caused by other, not always pleasant reasons for women.
- Toxicosis and vomiting give a pregnant occasion for joy or anxiety. Nausea can accompany a woman steadily in the mornings, evenings or during the day. With severe toxemia, the first unpleasant signs of pregnancy in the first month can be troubling around the clock. In this case, the patient needs medical supervision and treatment, since constant vomiting can lead to dehydration of the body. Feeling of nausea can accompany the pregnant woman also because of untimely food intake, if at the first stomach urge to receive it the reaction was for some reason ignored. A similar situation arises with unpleasant smells that irritate smell. In the latter case, a woman may not like the smell of her favorite perfume, shower gel or food for the period of the first month of pregnancy. This is the way tastes and preferences for smells can be categorically changed for the time of bearing a child.
- Swelling and an increase in the chest and pulling pain in the perineum are also a signal for testing for pregnancy. With the development of the embryo in the uterus in the body of a pregnant woman, a change in the hormonal background occurs and preparation for the bearing, birth and feeding of the baby. Therefore, in the first months, the mammary glands swell, causing mild discomfort and unusual sensations. This process is normal and does not require treatment.
- An upset stomach and diarrhea, frequent urge to urinate. During the hormonal reorganization, with a strong slagging of the body, the natural process of cleaning it can start. In this period of time the organism of the future mother naturally gets rid of toxins and other harmful deposits in the systems of digestive and urethra. In later pregnancy, the frequent urge to urinate may be caused by the pressure of the growing fetus on the bladder or by the additional cleaning of the gastrointestinal tract with malnutrition.
- Abundant mucous discharge from the vagina. If they do not have a sharp unpleasant odor, strong bloody clots, do not bother. This is a completely normal process with hormonal changes in the body. Such discharge in the first month of pregnancy can be accompanied by a slight pulling pain in the lower abdomen, as when menstruation begins.
- The temperature rises to 37 degrees. In the first months of pregnancy, during the restructuring of the body, hyperthermia without additional symptoms is quite normal and should not cause concern. For women, as in the first month, and throughout the period of bearing the fetus, the temperature increase to 37.2-37.3 degrees is common.
- Drowsiness and fatigue. The body rebuilds and spends a lot of energy during hormonal adjustment in the first month of pregnancy, so such manifestations as lack of sleep, tearfulness, irritability and frequent mood swings are quite acceptable.
At 8 month the child is considered fully formed, its size, height and weight give the opportunity to be born already on this cf.