I’m pregnant! In addition to excitement, you need to understand the changes you will experience and how to take care of yourself after [manned].
During the first three months of pregnancy, your body will undergo a series of magical changes, and all of this will happen very quickly. Long before you get the pregnancy report, your baby in your body is already quietly changing your hormone level.
What changes will take place in your body and mood during the first three months of pregnancy? Knowing this can help you face this period of pregnancy with confidence.
Changes in the body
1. Nausea and vomiting
Sometimes, pregnancy vomiting occurs as early as the third week of pregnancy.
The feeling of vomiting can hit at any time. Part of the reason for this nausea is that the rapidly rising levels of estrogen and progesterone slow down gastric emptying.
In addition, pregnant women’s sense of smell will also increase, so various smells-such as food, perfume or cigarettes-may cause paroxysmal nausea in early pregnancy.
In order to alleviate this symptom, you can try the following methods:
- Eat less and eat more; Choose foods with low fat content and easy digestion; Avoid contact with tastes that easily cause nausea; Drinking enough liquid is also helpful. Adequate sleep can also help relieve symptoms. If you are considering alternative treatment, please consult an obstetrician first.
If pregnancy vomiting is serious, even unable to ingest liquid food, dizzy when standing, with less urination, dark urine color, and even hematemesis, please immediately seek the help of an obstetrician and gynecologist.
2. Breast tenderness and swelling
After pregnancy, hormone changes will make your breasts sensitive and painful. Your breasts will become full and heavy.
Wearing bras or sports bras with supporting function will help.
3. Increased urination
You may find yourself urinating more frequently than usual. The dilated uterus oppresses the bladder and may cause you to overflow when sneezing, coughing or laughing.
In order to prevent urinary tract infection, urinate whenever you have the intention to urinate!
If you don’t sleep well because you get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet, reduce the intake of caffeine-containing liquids in the evening, because caffeine has diuretic effect. If you are worried about overflow of urine, you may as well put on sanitary napkins.
Step 4: Fatigue
Fatigue is also a common symptom during the first three months of pregnancy. Rising progesterone makes you sleepy. This fatigue is irresistible, so rest as much as possible. Make sure you get enough iron and protein. Proper exercise can help restore energy, and you can choose ways such as walking fast.
5. Preference or aversion to certain foods
With a baby, you will find that you especially like or dislike certain foods and are especially sensitive to the taste of these foods. Some foods have an appetite when smelling them, while others make you sick when smelling them.
Researchers also attributed this preference and aversion to food to changes in hormones-indeed, in the first three months, the changes in hormone levels in the body were very drastic.
Pregnancy causes your blood vessels to dilate and your blood pressure to drop, which may lead to dizziness.
- Avoiding standing for a long time can prevent mild and sporadic dizziness. Get up slowly after lying down or sitting down; Feeling dizzy while driving, stop the car at the side of the road as soon as possible. When dizziness attacks, sit down as soon as possible. If conditions permit, lie down and keep the left lying position. If the symptoms are serious and accompanied by abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding, seek the help of an obstetrician and gynecologist immediately, because this may indicate ectopic pregnancy.
7. Heartburn and constipation
During pregnancy, hormones relax the valves between esophagus and stomach, and gastric acid flows back into the feeding tube, causing heartburn.
In order to prevent heartburn, you should eat less and eat more, and avoid fried foods, carbonated drinks, citrus fruits or fruit juice and spicy foods.
During pregnancy, the speed of food passing through the digestive system slows down, allowing more nutrients to be absorbed into the blood and the nutrients of food to be fully absorbed and utilized. But at the same time, slow intestinal peristalsis will lead to constipation.
In order to prevent or relieve constipation, it is necessary to add enough dietary fiber to the diet and replenish water in large quantities. In addition, regular sports activities are also helpful.
Pregnancy will make you very excited, but at the same time this little life will also increase your emotional pressure.
Happiness, anxiety, excitement and tiredness-these emotions will come together, and you have to be prepared.
You will worry about many things: children’s health; Whether you are ready to be a mother; The financial burden of raising children…
During pregnancy, your relationship with your partner, your family, your job, etc. can all become sources of anxiety and stress.
Many mothers will experience inexplicable excitement and tearful mood swings.
Remember to remind yourself that these feelings are normal. Take good care of yourself and seek understanding and encouragement from your partner and other relatives and friends. If the mood changes are very strong and affect your daily life, don’t worry, you can seek help from an obstetrician and gynecologist and psychologist.
Your relationship with him
After upgrading to a mother, taking care of the baby will definitely take up your time and energy in dealing with other things. You may be working hard to continue to be a good lover.
Remember, timely and effective communication helps to maintain close and good relationships.
Be honest with your partner about your needs, try to find out the pressure points in your relationship, and don’t let these pressure points accumulate into big problems. Also encourage your partner to share his doubts and worries.
Good communication of your feelings will strengthen your relationship and help you prepare a home for your baby.
Regular prenatal inspection
Choose a hospital and a trustworthy obstetrician. The doctor will provide you with diagnosis, education and comfort throughout pregnancy to help you welcome the arrival of new life together.
For the first prenatal examination, the doctor will assess your overall health status, identify risk factors, determine the gestational age of the baby, and let you know about screening chromosome abnormalities in the early stages of pregnancy.
The doctor will ask details about your health and answer them honestly. Your answer will help you and your child get accurate and scientific care. If you don’t want to talk about your medical history in front of your partner, you can ask for personal consultation.
After the first prenatal examination, you may be required to have an examination every 4-6 weeks.
During your visit, if you have any questions or worries about pregnancy, childbirth or living with the newborn, speak up boldly. No what questions are stupid or unimportant, and the answers to these questions can help you take better care of yourself and your baby.