WEEK ONE TO WEEK 12
Pregnancy is an amazing time full of changes, both physically and emotionally for the lucky mum-to-be. It all starts with spotting the early signs of pregnancy, which can vary from woman to woman. Once a positive test confirms the great news, the first trimester officially begins. This can be a exciting but also nerve-wracking time as the woman adjusts to the news and starts to feel the first flutters of movement from her baby.
Pregnancy is a time of many changes. Your body will go through some amazing changes during the first trimester, and these can result in symptoms like extreme fatigue, nausea, increased urination, and changes to your breasts. It’s important to remember that every pregnancy is different, so not every woman will experience all of these symptoms. If you’re concerned about any changes you’re experiencing, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider.
If you’re pregnant, it’s important to start eating healthy and taking care of your health and fitness during pregnancy. Eating a nutritious diet is important for you and your baby, and will help you stay fit and healthy during pregnancy.
WEEK 13 TO WEEK 27
The second trimester of pregnancy is often considered to be the best period for most women. In the second trimester, the woman usually feels better as most of the negative symptoms from the first trimester have subsided. This time is also when the baby begins to develop more and starts to move around, which can be an exciting time for parents-to-be.
Also, during the second trimester, many women carry on wearing their regular clothes, working, and generally coping beautifully– even with a baby on board! This is because the baby is still relatively tiny and therefore isn’t putting too much weight stress on the mum-to-be.
Pregnancy can cause some big changes in a woman’s digestive system. For example, certain foods that were previously safe to eat may now cause indigestion or wind. Other foods may nauseate a pregnant woman by smell alone.
During the second trimester, a woman’s body is going through many changes as it prepares to give birth. The mother’s body must stretch and grow to accommodate the baby, and her hormones are changing to support the baby’s development. The third trimester is an important time for the baby to grow and develop, and the mother’s body is working hard to support the baby.
WEEK 28 TILL BIRTH
Most women feel a mix of excitement and apprehension as their due date approaches. They may also feel frustrated at how long they’ve been pregnant. It’s normal to want to hurry things up a bit as pregnancy rolls on week by week.
The third trimester of pregnancy can bring a whole host of uncomfortable symptoms, from fatigue and breathlessness to backache and more. This is because, by this point, the uterus is carrying not only the baby but also the placenta and up to a liter of amniotic fluid. No wonder pregnant women can feel a little (or a lot!) uncomfortable.
If you’re experiencing pain during pregnancy, it’s important to contact your GP. While some amount of discomfort is to be expected, pain should not be a regular part of pregnancy. If you’re concerned about pains you’re experiencing, your GP can help you determine whether they’re normal or cause for further concern.