Excited & Anxious
Published Date : 1st January 2016
Becoming a mother is one of the best things that happen to a woman. However, the changes that a woman’s body undergoes in a short span of time can be a bit taxing. If you are pregnant and in your first trimester, you are probably excited and anxious at the same time, but a bit of fact finding is all you need to set your worries to rest.
Women who become pregnant for the first time might not be aware of some of the facts. A baby in the womb causes hormonal changes. And the changes come at a fast pace. These hormonal changes can lead to a number of bodily changes and experiences. There are some common physical changes during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Though termed ‘morning sickness’, bouts of nausea can strike at any time of the day or night. Rapidly rising levels of estrogen and progesterone can make your stomach churn your food slowly making you prone to vomiting.
Tender, Swollen Breasts:
Soon after conception, hormonal changes make your breasts tender, sensitive and sore. You may also feel your breasts feeling fuller and heavier.
Conception also leads to a situation where you may have the urge to urinate excessively and frequently.
Heartburn And Constipation:
As pregnancy slows the movement of food through your digestive systems, there is a high possibility that you may have constipation.
However, as a pregnant woman, these small problems should not unduly worry you. These problems may or may not continue as the pregnancy progresses. It is always advisable to consult your doctor in case these problems persist for long and are not letting you settle down.
Ways To Tackle First Hiccups Of Pregnancy!
Common physical changes that you experience during the first trimester can be effectively managed and tackled if one adopts a few simple measures. The most common changes that you encounter as a new would-be mother is having bouts of nausea, morning sickness, fatigue, dizziness, tender and swollen breasts, frequent urination, constipation and heartburn.
However, applying some simple remedies can help you overcome these challenges. For example, eating small, frequent meals throughout the day will help relieve nausea, constipation and heartburn. You should choose foods that are low in fat and easy to digest. Avoid foods or smell that worsens your nausea. It's also helpful to drink plenty of fluids. Moreover, as your breasts swell and become tender, wearing a sports bra or a supportive bra would help acclimatize you with the change.
In addition to all these, moderate light exercise can keep you active and fresh and remove your fatigue. So, include brisk walk in your daily routine to burn some calories. But relax when you want to. Proper and complete rest is necessary for your baby’s growth. Additionally, make sure you're getting enough iron and protein in your diet. This would keep you energized and charged up.
Pregnancy relaxes your blood vessels so that you have more nutrients for your growing needs. So you may be fatigued very soon. To avoid this, do not stand for long. You must be careful while driving and undertaking other outdoor activities. Feel free to consult your doctor if your dizziness is severe and is accompanied with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding. The pain is often the result of ectopic pregnancy, where the fertilized egg implants itself outside the uterus.
A regular balanced diet will solve most of the common challenges that arise on account of the fact that you are in your first trimester. These problems tend to fade away as the weeks go by. Spending time with an experienced elder in the family is often helpful. Proper guidance and regular follow-ups with your doctor will put at rest most of your worries.