Pregnancy is a period when a woman is raising a fetus inside
her. This is normally a period of 40 weeks or a little more than 9 months.
Though there are different symptoms some common pregnancy
symptoms can be considered if they match with yours. No matter whether you are
planning to get pregnant or you already are pregnant, you need to plan out
everything and stay organized and take care of yourself and your fetus as well.
Although all women have different symptoms, some of the
common symptoms are missed menstrual periods, morning
sickness, sleepiness, food cravings, backache, nausea and vomiting and many
others. Some women have typical symptoms either throughout the pregnancy period
or for the first few months.
If you are pregnant, you are not advised to exercise as you
used to do before. You will have to consult your doctor and follow her advice
during the entire period. However, walking and some light yoga asanas are
recommended and said to be even helpful in having normal delivery.
Taking care of the diet
is very important throughout the pregnancy period. Make sure you pay attention
to taking fully nutritious food even though you have craving for some specific
food items, try to avoid fast food and foods with empty calories. If you eat a
balanced diet, it will keep you and your child healthy. Avoid alcohol and
smoking during pregnancy and try to stay away from people who smoke. Limit your
tea and coffee intake as excess of caffeine results in health problem in the
later life of the child.
First three Months
The first three months of pregnancy is full of changes
within your body. Pregnancy is calculated from the last period that you had even
though the conception might have normally occurred after one or two weeks.
Usually no symptoms are noticed in the first four weeks. The only thing that
the woman marks is missing of her period.
In the first three months the cells of the baby multiplies
very fast in this time. You have to be very cautious and careful and report any
kind of bleeding or stomach pain during this time to your doctor. You might
feel exhausted and suffer from morning sickness as well. If the sickness is
very bad, you should consult your doctor.
These months are normally free from any complication and are
most often enjoyable for the would-be mother. You can see the bump gradually
growing in size and the movement of the baby inside your womb. Try to have lots
of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation.
By this time you might feel that your body is growing very
heavy, feel heartburn and unable to eat large meals. You may also get
breathlessness while moving around. You have to be little careful and watch out
symptoms as your baby may arrive anytime now. Consult your doctor or midwife as
soon as you have fast and severe contractions.
It has been observed that many women undergo postnatal depression.
Fortunately the symptoms of this type of depression last for few days only. If
you feel unhappy or depressed more often and you are not able to overcome these
feelings, get a professional advice.
Now you know that you need to take care of few things during
pregnancy and also after that. Along with the child you need to take care of
your health and well being also.