- When the mensus is missed and checked for pregnancy where the card test showing two line, Congratulations for your pregnancy.
- So many questions arise in the mind. Fetus is doing well?? Heart rate?? Baby boy or baby girl?? Is the baby getting enough nutrition?? Question goes on.
- Here are few insight about normal pregnancy : Normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is grouped into three stages, or trimesters.
FIRST TRIMESTER (till 12 weeks)
Symptoms and early signs of pregnancy that begin in the first semester include:
- The absence of menstrual periods
- Breast changes including swelling or tenderness
- Mood swings
- A pregnancy test ( card test) measures the level of hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in the urine or blood. The test may be positive before the first signs of pregnancy develop in some women.
SECOND TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY (week 13-week 28)?
Most women find the second trimester of pregnancy easier than the first. But it is just as important to stay informed about your pregnancy during these months.
You might notice that symptoms of 1st trimester decrease . In addition,your abdomen will expand as the baby continues to grow. And before this trimester is over, you will feel your baby beginning to move!
As your body changes to make room for your growing baby, you may have:
- Body aches, such as back, abdomen, groin, or thigh pain
- Stretch marks on your abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks
- Darkening of the skin around your nipples
- A line on the skin running from belly button to pubic hairline
- Patches of darker skin, usually over the cheeks, forehead, nose, or upper lip. Patches often match on both sides of the face.
- Numb or tingling hands, called carpal tunnel syndrome
- Itching on the abdomen, palms, and soles of the feet.
- Swelling of the ankles, fingers, and face that are relieved on rest.
THIRD TRIMESTER ( 29WEEKS – 40WEEKS )
Some new body changes you might notice in the third trimester include:
You’re in the home stretch! Some of the same discomforts you had in your second trimester will continue. Plus, many women find breathing difficult and notice they have to go to the bathroom even more often. This is because the baby is getting bigger and it is putting more pressure on your organs. Don’t worry, your baby is fine and these problems will lessen once you give birth.
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of the ankles, fingers, and face.
- Tender breasts, which may leak a watery pre-milk called colostrum .
- Trouble sleeping
- The baby “dropping,” or moving lower in your abdomen
- Contractions, which can be a sign of real or false labor