The first trimester of pregnancy is very important.
Therefore, you need to take right care of yourself during first trimester of
pregnancy. Read on to find what you will experience in your first trimester and
pregnancy care tips for first trimester.
First trimester of pregnancy is the period from the
beginning of the first month of pregnancy to the end of third month of
pregnancy. There are many types of physical and emotional changes through which
a woman goes during the first trimester of pregnancy. She is happy and excited
about having her baby and at the same time anxious and scared about how things
are going to turn up.
A pregnant woman has to deal with morning sickness and the
good news. Well, taking account of everything, it is very important you remain
healthy before, during and after pregnancy because this involves a lot of
different aspects of life. You need to take care of yourself to stay healthy.
Have a quick look at the symptoms and changes experienced
trimester of pregnancy.
Morning Sickness –
Nausea and vomiting that is termed as 'morning
sickness' is common during the first two months of pregnancy. This is
because there is lot of hormonal changes going on in the body of the woman and
her body reacts to it naturally.
and exhaustion in the first trimester is normal. You need to take a good night
sleep and if possible take a nap in the afternoon too.
Weight Gain – Do
not panic even if you are very conscious about your weight gain
because gaining one pound per month is normal when you are pregnant.
– Since the uterus is growing in size it will press your bladder and you will
feel frequent urination in your early
pregnancy. Consult your doctor only if there is pain or you find blood, pus
or burning sensation at that time.
Changes in Your Baby
– By the end of the first trimester your baby will start taking form and
the organs will start developing. The baby will weigh almost half an ounce and
the size will be about 2 inches.
Pregnancy Care Tips
for First Trimester
Have a quick look the pregnancy care tips for first
- Go for
a complete physical examination.
out details of your family history.
all required tests done.
your blood pressure, urine and weight checked.
changing your food habits and develop healthy eating habits as soon as
smoking. Stay away from passive smoking.
vitamins and supplements suggested by gynecologist.
- Check whether you come in contact with any kind of chemicals at work or at
home. Avoid coming in contact with any such chemicals.
away from cat litter.
when you can. No matter if it is a nap, go ahead.
- Join a
prenatal yoga or exercise class.
your expected due date.
- Go for
regular prenatal check-ups.
- Do not
take any medicines without consulting your doctor.
Remember, the first trimester is very important for the
development of fetus. The mother requires extra care about taking food, rest,
water and many more, not only physically but emotionally and psychologically
too. There are lots of changes going on in the pregnant woman’s body and she
needs complete support from her life partner. This results in the proper
development of the fetus also.
In addition there are some precautions that a pregnant
woman needs to take especially during her first trimester. Traveling and taking
any kind of medicine must be done only after consulting the gynecologist.