The Stages of Pregnancy
Pregnancy is divided into three trimesters. Each trimester can be a little longer than 13 weeks. So on the first trimester your body undergoes many changes. These changes can cause many symptoms. Even in the first week of your pregnancy this symptoms. For example your period stopping is a clear sign that you are pregnant. Also, including Headache’s, Weight gain or loss, Cravings or distaste for certain foods. This are few of the many symptoms you might start having when you are in the first stage of pregnancy.
While your body is changing you might also want to change your daily routine. For example trying to go to sleep earlier than usual. these discomforts will go away as your pregnancy progresses. some women might not feel any discomfort at all during their pregnancy. Meaning that every pregnancy is different than the one before. Just like the woman each one is different from one another. Second trimester: The second trimester start’s from week 13 and goes up to week 28. Many woman find the second trimester way better than the first one. But is also good to stay informed about this stage of pregnancy during this months. Because you have to remember every stage is different and it has it’s different symptoms. Like here you might start to notice that nausea and fatigue are going away. But some new symptoms will start to be more noticeable.
Like for example your abdomen will expand more and more as the baby continues to grow. Some time in the end of this trimester you might start to feel that your baby will start to move. Because of that your body will start to get some change and new symptoms. Here are some of the examples you might start to have. Body aches, such as back, abdomen, groin, or thigh pain. You might also have patches of darker skin, usually over the cheeks, forehead, nose, or upper lip. Patches often match on both sides of the face. This is sometimes called the mask of pregnancy. And Stretch marks on your abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks. This are just few of the symptoms that you might get to have during this stage of pregnancy. Third trimester: the third trimester starts from week 29 to week 40. Some of the same discomforts you had in your second trimester will continue.
Many woman in this stage will start to find breathing difficult. You will start to notice that you will have to go to the bathroom even more often. That is because your baby is getting bigger meaning that its pushing your organs. But don’t worry these problems will lessen once you give birth. But this might be some of the symptoms that you might have during this stage of pregnancy. For example tender breasts, which may leak a watery pre-milk called colostrum. Might have some trouble sleeping.
The baby “dropping,” or moving lower in your abdomen causing pain so that could be a reason why you would some trouble sleeping. One of the main one’s contractions, which can be a sign of real or false labor. Ok so the closer you get to your due date. your cervix will become thinner and softer. This is natural so don’t worry, natural process that helps the birth canal (vagina) to open during the birthing process. Your doctor will check you with a vaginal exam as you get near your due date. So lady’s get excited because your final countdown has begun and Congrats!