Your Pregnancy Journey Through Your First Trimester
If you’re like me, I always want to have things prepared, especially when it comes to my baby. During my first pregnancy, even though I didn’t know what to expect, I made sure that I do everything in my part to ensure that my baby is going to have a good life.
This means that I’ve prepared their clothes, have their milk bottles ready, and I’ve even installed a baby car seat in my vehicle so that I can drive her home.
That being said, I don’t want to have favorites here, but I do have to say that my first baby was memorable basically because it was my first journey towards motherhood.
Today, I am going to tell you what you can expect through your first three months, also known as the first trimester.
Major Changes to Your Body
Keep in mind that once the fully-formed embryo starts to meld into your uterine wall, you are going to start to experience a lot of changes in your body. You’re going to have a lot of mood swings and you can expect some movement in your tummy, albeit faint at that.
Here are some changes in your body that will happen during your first trimester:
You Will Experience Nausea or Vomiting
You can experience morning sickness throughout the day and you might have the compulsion to vomit. To help mitigate the nasty effects of nausea, you have to eat throughout the day by eating light meals or snacks. I recommend that you grab a bite or two every two hours and it really helped me with vomiting as well
Once the embryo starts developing the foundations of your baby’s body, your breasts will start to become more sensitive and tender. In most cases, your breasts will start to get swollen, but do not worry as this is a normal thing. These are all caused by hormonal changes in your body so this is not a cause for alarm
You May Urinate
Because blood production is going to be at its peak, your kidneys will have to process that by producing more fluid that will end up in your bladder
Food Aversions/ Cravings
Foods that have foul odors will usually kill your appetite. However, there are some foods that you really want to eat and are craving for. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I craved a lot of green mangoes as the sour taste helped me go through my nauseous states
If you are not eating a lot of fiber-rich foods, you might end up constipated as high levels of progesterone may lead to the slow movement of the foods that you eat. I suggest that you drink plenty of fluids and also incorporate fiber-rich foods in your diet as well
As I’ve mentioned earlier, your body’s going to produce a lot of different hormones and progesterone is one of them. This hormone can help put you to sleep and I suggest that you rest when you do feel sleepy
Your anxiety towards your pregnancy and your constant fear and worry about your baby’s development can certainly be caused by the many changes in your body during pregnancy. Mood swings are normal and you may have to tell your partner that so as to not cause any unnecessary conflicts.