What you need to know during Pregnancy

Hello Beautiful Mother, Welcome to our Moms corner of Evergreen Blogger. The content below is put together from the real life experiences of 20 different mothers who resides in North america. Hope this information be of use to you during your pregnancy journey.

Also, We are well aware that not everyone is going to love Big content . Therefore I have briefed here all the important milestones that you should definitely be ware about,

First Trimester

First trimester starts from the ” first day of your last period and lasts until the end of week 12 “

Along with the first sign of Pregnancy which a missed period, you can also expect.Nausea with or without vomiting , Swollen or tender breasts, Fatigue , Heartburn , Increased urination, Food aversion and Constipation.

 first prenatal checkupIn 8 or 9 weeks. The obstetrician or Midwife will perform, detailed medical history and Laboratory tests for,

  1. Urine tests–to screen for bacteria, sugar, and protein
  2. Blood tests–to determine blood type
  3. First Ultrasound – 8th -11 Weeks ( unless yours is a high-risk pregnancy, you probably won’t have a 6week ultrasound).

What happens to the baby during the first trimester?

After eight weeks, the embryo is referred to as a fetus. Although the fetus is only 1 to 1.5 inches long at this point, all major organs and systems have been formed.

During the first trimester, the fetus is most susceptible to damage from substances, like alcohol, drugs and certain medicines, and illnesses, like rubella (German measles).

-John Hopkins Medicine

Why do some mothers go through Severe mood swings during first trimester?

It’s not you, it’s your hormones causing those crazy mood swings. There is a major fluctuations that happens in the levels of oestrogen and Progestrone in teh blood stream during first trimester which can result in emotional problems like ,

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness

Moms report bursting into tears over TV commercials, pictures of babies in clothing ads, an old song on the radio: outbursts that can make you question your own sanity.

“You’re wearing your emotions on your fingertips, so you’re much more reactive to everything

Jennifer L. Hartstein, Ph.D, family therapist in New York City

Is It Normal to Feel Angry During Pregnancy?

While occasional feelings of frustration are normal, it’s important not to ignore anger if it’s frequent or interfering with your ability to cope well with daily life. Some research has found that anger during pregnancy may impact the unborn child. One study found that prenatal anger was associated with reduced fetal growth rate.

Also, especially if your anger is rooted in not wanting the pregnancy, getting therapy before the baby arrives is essential. Otherwise, early bonding between you and your infant may be negatively impacted. Bonding between a mother and child isn’t just about emotional health, but also affects the child’s physical well-being.

Coping Strategies

  • Talk to your partner and your kids.
  • Be prepared for waves of morning sickness
  • Prioritize sleep
  • Take a priority
  • Connect with other expecting moms.
  • See a counselor
  • Try yoga or Meditation
  • Connect with other expecting mothers
  • Take a childcare education course and hire a Doula.

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