Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Surprised with the outcome, you abruptly told your husband about this news soon after having a home pregnancy test early one morning. Afterward, both of you were so contented that you hugged each other for minutes while tears were dropping on your cheek. You have so many emotions running through you, but none can compare to the joy you feel of carrying a precious little life inside of you.
Now you should prepare yourself for the next huge things. The upcoming nine months will be more thrilling than before. You'll experience unexpected, remarkable changes in every area of your life; physical, emotional and spiritual. In general, pregnancy is divided into three trimesters. Each one has its own nature.
Take a look at the general symptoms you may have in the first trimester of your pregnancy - a crucial time when you should be careful with your fetus.
The following tips will hopefully help you go through this wonderful journey.
1. Morning Sickness - Nausea and vomiting are two common symptoms of early pregnancy. Hot drinks, crackers, and fresh fruits and ginger are great choices for relieving them.
2. Frequent Urination - The growing of your uterus causes some pressure on your bladder. You'll be making more frequent visits to the bathroom.
3. Tender Breasts - The increasing hormone lets your breasts become more sensitive, fuller and heavier than usual. You may need to replace your bra during this time and get a size that is more comfort fitting.
4. Uncommon Exhaustion - Don't push yourself by working too hard. Try to get some rests whenever you feel fatigue. Your body knows its limit, listen to it and get plenty of rest.
5. Increased Craving - Acquire nutritious and balanced food intake. Make sure you and your baby are well nourished.
6. Mood Swings - The change of hormones in your body causes your moods to switch as well. Prayer, soft music, relaxation and mild exercises can help your moods. Moreover, just think that it's a preliminary change and challenge you'll have before and after your baby arrives.
Some of you may not recognize that you're pregnant until it reaches five to six weeks from your last period. But soon when you find it out, it's best to think which health care provider you'll go to for a routine check-up.
Ask your pregnancy condition to your OB-GYN. Some of the congenital abnormalities may be observed at the end of the third month of pregnancy by a USG examination. Consult with him when unexpected things occur.
Read also lots of information about pregnancy. Knowing what happens in your uterus - and your pregnancy in general - will make you feel safe and comfy.
Most of all enjoy your bigger size. It's an amazing experience you'll always remember and cherish.