1st Trimester of Pregnancy

After a successful pregnancy test, Congratulations! You are pregnant. Are you ready for the changes you will face in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

You may not look pregnant in your 1st trimester yet-but you may feel it. That’s because a large amount of progesterone is preparing your body to play the role of a hostess in the next 9 months-therefore, you may suffer a lot of soreness due to fatigue and flatulence. Although you may be dissatisfied with some of these symptoms, remind yourself that these temporary discomforts are part of an incredible internal process: you are giving birth to a baby!

What happens in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

The baby proliferates in the first trimester. The fetus’s brain and spinal cord, and organs are forming. The baby’s heart will also start beating in the first trimester. The upper and lower part begin to sprout in the first few weeks, and after eight weeks, the fingers and toes begin to form.

How many weeks are in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

The first trimester is from the 1st week to the 13th week of pregnancy.

Not sure, when are you pregnant? The first step in determining the current week is to calculate the due date. Keep in mind that your dates may change (especially if your dates are irregular), so try to go with the flow.

 1st trimester of pregnancy
Baby at week one and two

Week 1 in 1st trimester of pregnancy

Here we cannot say you are pregnant or not.  Yet the time is starting from the first day of the last month. Therefore, it is said that the pregnancy time is 40 weeks; you can only conceive your little one for 38 weeks.

If you want to be a mother, start taking a prenatal vitamin daily. Also, give up any unhealthy habits, such as smoking or intaking alcohol.

Week 2

Ovulation happens in the 2nd week of the first trimester. You should have sex once to 2 days previous to the estimated ovulation date for the maximum chance of pregnancy.

Week 3

Week 3

You may be pregnant, but you may not face any pregnancy symptoms in the first trimester.

Do not try to take any medications without asking your doctor. Primarily, please keep away from all foodstuffs containing vitamin A. In other words, many diseases (such as asthma and diabetes) have to need continuous treatment, so consult your doctor before stopping any compulsory medications.

1st trimester of pregnancy

Week 4

Here in the first trimester, you can get news of positive pregnancy tests! Now you can feel swelling, cramping, tired and grumpy. Most women may experience breast soreness, nausea/vomiting, and often need to urinate. However, if you are not feeling any early pregnancy symptoms, don’t worry. That is normal.

What should you do now? Buy additional support bras if the breasts are getting swollen. Most women will grow up a cup size in the first few weeks.

Also, please be careful to avoid chemicals and second-hand smoke.

1st trimester of pregnancy week 5

Week 5

Here, the embryo size is about a grain of sand, the heart has started to draw blood, mainly organs are developing, and arm and leg buds come out. You might begin to familiarity the “pregnant brain.”

5 weeks pregnant, women should also schedule an appointment with an obstetrician or midwife. Mostly doctors or midwives give you time for a checkup for the first time in six to ten weeks.

1st trimester of pregnancy week 6

Week 6

Now that pregnancy feels more accurate, you may worry regarding a miscarriage. Encourage yourself that you can’t do anything that causes a miscarriage except for extreme drug use behaviors. However, some studies have linked miscarriage in early pregnancy to excessive daily caffeine intake. For safety reasons, please bound your intake to 200 mg or fewer per day.

Here you can think about pregnancy announcements, are you ready to tell your family, friends, and boss that you are pregnant. Some have to remain silent until the first three months before the risk of miscarriage decreases.

1st trimester of pregnancy week 7

Week 7

The embryo has increased like doubled, but just half an inch long. As in pregnancy, hormones change or increase, morning sickness may worsen.

If you feel nauseous, try to eat a few more meals throughout the day (especially rice with ginger and orange), avoid strong odors, and wear an acupressure wristband.

Try not to overeat: In the 1st trimester of pregnancy, the weight gain should be small, but if you occasionally give in, don’t feel guilty.

Week 8

Are you excited about your first ultrasound or listen to the baby’s heartbeat? When you see or listen to it, your risk of miscarriage goes down to about 2%. You can get an official due date-although few women give birth on that day.

Week 9

The pressure of the growing uterus on the bladder may cause you to leak a small amount of urine. As a solution, start to do Kegels. The method is as follows: squeeze the muscles around the vagina, just like stopping urine. Get pregnant several times at a time, several times at a time. They can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and help you become incontinent while preparing for labor.

Week 10

Your baby is now called a fetus with a length of one inch. Although the harsh side effects of pregnancy may begin to decrease, your nervousness about a healthy baby may increase.

If you are over 35, please make a meeting to talk about genetic screening or diagnostic tests. They will look for some congenital disabilities, usually within 10 to 12 weeks

Week 11

Your cravings may make you a little bit ashamed. Strange non-food cravings are called pica and may reflect your inadequate diet. If you experience pica, call your doctor.

If you are undergoing 1st-trimester screening, the test is for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities, and you must make an appointment. You must complete the test between 11 and 14 weeks.

Here you can question when to find out the gender of the baby?

Please note, by the 11th week of the first trimester, almost all fetal organs begin to function, and the genitals begin to take on a male or female form. 

medical accurate 3d illustration of a fetus week 13

Week 12

Your uterus has begun to get bigger outside the protecting bones of your pelvis. By the end of pregnancy, its size will increase nearly 1,000 times! You may start showing it now, especially if this is not your first child.

From now on, avoid any activities that may cause falls or injuries, such as horse riding. Also, avoid doing exercises that need you to lie horizontally because your increasing fetus will put too much weight on the large veins, which will reduce blood flow to the uterus. First trimester workout is quite different from other regular exercises, so make sure to do that instead of your pre-pregnancy exercises

Foetus at 13 weeks, computer artwork.

Week 13

You have completed the first three months of pregnancy here—plan to gain about 12 pounds in the next 14 weeks or so. To support your baby’s growth without gaining weight, get 300 extra calories from healthy foods every day.

What should I avoid during my first trimester?

It is essential to keep away from foods that may contain bacteria, parasites, or toxins during pregnancy.

How do you feel in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Although your first sign of pregnancy is a missed period, you can look forward to other physical changes in the coming weeks, including:

  • The breasts are tender and swollen
  • Nausea but it could be with or without vomiting
  • Increase in urination
  • Fatigue
  • Cravings and disgust for food
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation

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