What to Expect in the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Finally the positive dream has arrived! With him come many doubts and, of course, the changes. What changes happen in your body changes in the first trimester of pregnancy? When do these changes happen and when to worry when a symptom signals that all is not going well? Come on!

When Does Pregnancy Start Counting?

Pregnancy must be counted from the first day of menstruation, but the correct date of pregnancy will only be counted with an ultrasound of the beginning of the pregnancy. In the 5th or 6th week it is possible to see only the gestational sac. From the 7th week of gestation , the embryo can be seen by the examination, but the HCG (exclusive pregnancy hormone) indexes will already be present as soon as the zygote is implanted. Around the 4th or 5th week of pregnancy it is possible to detect the pregnancy and then, discover that there is a baby (or more) growing inside the womb.

During the first trimester of pregnancy, the body will undergo radical changes! The body is no longer the same, but pregnancy does not appear as we would like. To people, it looks more like you are chubby and not pregnant! But still, it is the most magical moment of life. During the first trimester, the most radical changes are hormonal changes .

Your body works with the triple of hormones you are used to. From the fertile period, progesterone takes over your body and symptoms can start even before menstrual delay. When fertilization takes place, the body receives a hormonal discharge, warning that the corpus luteum must produce even more hormones to ensure the health of the pregnancy.

First Symptoms

At this moment it is possible that nausea starts with everything! Sleep, tiredness, cramps, abdominal and back pain as well. Often the urge to urinate increases a lot!

Some women even think they have a urinary tract infection, however, it may just be symptoms of pregnancy. The ideal is to do a type 1 urine test to see if there is any type of bacteria that is causing frequent visits to the bathroom. The belly is not evident, but the pregnancy can leave some marks, such as the swelling of the face (cookie face) and also the larger breasts. In fact, the breasts can be the first to change completely during this first trimester of pregnancy!

They will become more sensitive and the areolas darker . It is very important to remember to moisturize your breasts and tummy a lot to support the growth they will have and prevent stretch marks. The spots on the face are also frequent, they are called melasmas. In this case, there is no treatment before the baby is born. The change in mood can affect the people around you, but no less than you! The elevation of hormones can make you crazy in the eyes of your family and people who live with you.

When you feel extremely sad, angry or crying, try to be isolated until you feel better. The behavior is perfectly normal for changes, and is also expected. Just pay attention if you are extremely sad , this should be discussed with a doctor ok? Weight gain is still discreet. It will happen with greater intensity from the second quarter. However, it is also common for women with a lot of nausea and nausea to lose weight and it is also normal!

500 grams, this is the ideal weight to gain throughout each month of the first trimester of pregnancy. If more gain happens, pay attention to what you are eating and if you prefer, talk to a nutritionist. The best thing is that the pregnant woman gains about 12 to 15 kg per pregnancy.

A tip for pregnant women: do you want to improve the pleasure of sex during the gestational phase? Use water-based lubricating gels that play the role of cervical mucus and still control vaginal pH, reducing the chances of proliferation of fungi and bacteria responsible for infections. Famivita has developed the perfect lubricant for pregnant women and pregnant women, the FamiGel . You can buy it here in our online store.

When to Worry?

The most delicate phase of pregnancy is the first trimester, that is, until the 12th week. This is because the new being may have some problem in its formation, and then, the miscarriage happens. The initial phase is also the most delicate due to hormone levels, if they are not correct, it will cause unexpected bleeding. It is not uncommon to see reports of women with initial pregnancies, 8, 9 until more and less weeks of gestation, with a bleed-like bleed and even live bleeding . In these cases the doctor must assess what is happening.

In most cases, no problem is detected, the cervix is ​​closed and the baby is in perfect condition. Then it is suggested to wait and see what happens. Some doctors also prescribe medications to help hormonally.

Exams

Do your blood and ultrasound tests when requested, usually the doctor will order two ultrasounds during the first trimester of pregnancy, one right at the beginning, about 5 to 8 weeks, and another at 12 weeks to check for nuchal translucency. If there is any change, the doctor will prescribe further tests to correctly examine the prognosis.

In case of any doubts, the doctor is the best person to help and answer your questions. In case the chosen doctor is not so requested, there is still time to research and consult with other professionals to adapt to one that is compatible with your style. Nothing better than doing prenatal care with a doctor who understands the needs, doubts and desires of a pregnant woman!

Taking advantage of the space I want to tell a novelty to our readers. In partnership with the company Famivita, we developed some products that help in the fertility of men and women, among them fertility vitamins that potentiates FamiFerti ovulation  and in the case of men improves the quality of sperm, ViriFerti, as well as the ovulation test, pregnancy test and the FamiGel lubricating gel. You can  purchase them here  in our online store.

See also: Three months pregnant

Photo: jorgemejia, jcarter

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Key Information Box:

  1. Finally the positive dream has arrived ! With him come many doubts and, of course, the changes.
  2. From the 7th week of gestation, the embryo can be seen by examination , but the HCG (exclusive pregnancy hormone) indexes will be present as soon as the zygote is implanted.
  3. During the first trimester, the most radical changes are hormonal changes  .
  4. At this moment it is possible that nausea starts with everything ! Sleep, tiredness, cramps, abdominal and back pain as well.
  5. The change in mood can affect the people around you, but no less than you! The increase in hormones can make you crazy in the eyes of your family members.
Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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