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Morning Sickness First Trimester Woas

The first trimester of pregnancy is a time of rapid change, both physically and emotionally. Understanding what to expect during this period can help make the journey smoother. Here’s a breakdown of what you might experience and how to cope:

Your Body Changes

  • Missed period: A missed period is often the first sign of pregnancy.

  • Tender, swollen breasts: Hormonal shifts can cause breast sensitivity or achiness.
    Upset stomach: Morning sickness, or nausea, is common due to hormonal changes.
  • Increased urination: Your body produces more blood during pregnancy, leading to more frequent bathroom trips.
  • Fatigue: Hormonal changes can cause extreme tiredness, so prioritize rest and relaxation.
  • Cravings and aversions: Pregnancy can alter your taste preferences and sensitivity to smells.
  • Heartburn and constipation: Hormonal changes can affect digestion, leading to these discomforts. Eating small, frequent meals and staying hydrated can help.

Your Emotions

  • Pregnancy can bring a mix of emotions, including joy, anxiety, excitement, and exhaustion

  • It is normal to worry about various aspects of parenthood, so lean on loved ones for support.

  • Mood swings are common, but seek help if you feel consistently overwhelmed or sad.  Mental health is key during pregnancy to keep you and baby happy.

Prenatal Care

  • During pregnancy, you’ll receive care from healthcare professionals who will monitor your health and provide support.

  • Your initial prenatal checkup will focus on assessing your health, identifying any risk factors, and determining the gestational age of your baby.

  • Regular checkups throughout the first trimester will help address any concerns and ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Remember, each pregnancy journey is unique, so don’t hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns.

Taking care of yourself and staying informed are crucial steps towards a healthy pregnancy.

For more information on navigating the first trimester: https://www.mayoclinic.org/

Important Announcement

Due to some exciting growth and expansion of services coming soon, our office is closed all this week for staff training. We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to serving you with more services soon! In the mean time, please visit our friends at:

Westside Pregnancy Center
www.westsidepregnancycenter.com

Pregnancy & Fatherhood Solutions
www.pfsep.org

CareNet Las Cruces
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