Pregnancy First Trimester

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Pregnancy First Trimester

The first trimester (from 0-12 Weeks) will see your body undergoing many changes as it adjusts to your growing baby. It is important to understand that these are all normal events and that most of these discomforts will go away as your pregnancy progresses. Further, you may not even experience any of the symptoms listed below. Included here are some of the symptoms you may experience during your pregnancy and how best to deal with them.

Which Tests Do You Need To Ensure Your Baby Is Healthy? Learn more about First Trimester Pregnancy Tests

Breast Changes

The mammary glands cause the breasts to swell and become tender in preparation for breastfeeding. This is due to an increased amount of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. These changes are aimed at preparing you to feed your baby when she arrives. A supportive bra should be worn. This will minimize stretching and sagging of the breast tissue.

Pregnancy Tip

Want to make sure you and your baby are healthy right from the beginning? Then start taking a prenatal vitamin, like Promise Stage 1 . These supplements are specially formulated to give you more of what you need and less of what you don't during the first trimester.

A woman's areolas (the pigmented areas around each breast's nipple) will enlarge, darken and may become covered with small, white bumps called Montgomery's tubercles (enlarged sweat glands that look like large goose bumps). You'll also experience an increase in sensitivity in your breasts, but they should not remain tender to touch past the third or fourth month. In some women a network of bluish lines appears under the skin as blood supply to the breasts increases. After delivery, if you breastfeed, your breasts may increase another cup size.

Table of Contents
1. First Trimester
2. Dealing with Fatigue
3. Morning sickness tips
4. Not that heartburn again!
5. Unsightly varicose veins
6. Prevent varicose veins
7. What are you craving?
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i really find this site so helpful. this is my fiance and myself first pregnancy im 7 weeks today and being pregnant for the first time can be so scary for the two of us. we were aware of changes that would happen,the ones everyone tells you about, nausea,swollen feet,cravings,enlarged breast etc,but within in the 7 weeks of being pregnant we have laready experienced so many different things we never really thought of. ive lost weight,i cant eat anything strangely mc donalds fries helped up until today now its makes me wanna hurl,washing my hair is a nightmare cos everything i use even menthol shampoo smells to sweet. my nau ea lasts right thru the day,ironically one thing that has changed is my energy levels,i was so tired up until week 4,i seem to not be as tired anymore. this morning i attempted to eat a piece of fruit,i struggle to eat in the morning,myself and my fiance were a little worried when i thru up blood as well. i never knew there was so much changes taking place on a daily basis we have to call our dr up almost everyday or use google to know what it really is. my dr says its due to thinning in my blood and not eating enough and that its normal, i can only pray that shes right. and that i will start eating soon cos 9 months of feeling t his week will be very unpleasant
12 years ago
I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative but I have been going through a lot of the symptoms so I dont know what to do.
13 years ago
I have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms but everyone keeps telling me if you think you are pregnant, your mind can make you go through all the symptoms. I took a test a few days after me and my fiance's "long night" and it came out negative but I figured it was too soon to get accurate results so I waited about another week and took two more tests and I think those came out posotive. Then I went to planned parenthood and took another test that came out negative so I'm not sure if I am or not. And I can't go by my periods because I just got off depo in january so I haven't gotten my period back yet. Any advice?
13 years ago
I found out that I am pregnant four weeks ago and I am still expecting to feel some of those first trimester symptoms. I always thought I would feel nausea, really tired, bloated, emotional. I feel nothing other than having to pee more but that’s about it. Sometimes I wonder if I am pregnant since I and am doing so great for my first trimester pregnancy. My pregnant friends say I am glowing while they look green with nausea. I am so thankful and have not even gained a pound. I know this could change any day but so far so good!
13 years ago