Pregnancy and its symptoms
Pregnancy is the term used when a woman has a fetus that grows in heruterus. Pregnancy in humans lasts about 40 weeks, just over 9 months, from the last menstrual period to the birth of a child.
Pregnancy tests are sold in pharmacies. The result is reliable, just a few days after the delay of the monthly period. Before resorting to any diagnosis, you will find in this article most of the symptoms of pregnancy from the first trimester to the last trimester.
Pregnancy Signs: Am I pregnant?
The first signs of pregnancy are
• Delayed monthly period
• The breast becomes more painful when touched. Nipples are more bloated, darker.
• Nausea or vomiting (usually appears after a few weeks of pregnancy)
As progresses, other symptoms may appear
• Increased salivation, especially when it comes to first pregnancy
• Metallic taste in the mouth
• Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux
• Gum allergy
• Frequent urination because the enlarged uterus puts pressure on the bladder
• Brown bleeding. When the egg is attached to the uterine wall (nesting), small bleeding may also occur.
• Vaginal discharge, white, painless and odorless can happen.
• Constipation. Constipation sometimes occurs from the beginning of pregnancy, and is usually more uncomfortable in the second half of pregnancy, when the uterus presses on theorgans.
• Abdominal pain such as menstrualcramps.
• Nasal congestion
• Numbness or pain in the hands, especially during the third trimester and during the night
• Weight loss in early pregnancy
• Back pain, especially during the last months of pregnancy
In the exterior
• Outbreak of acne
• Swelling of edema, ankles, legs or face
• The appearance of varicose veins (damaged veins where blood is badly spread). It’s usually about 7 months old andmakes you feel heavy or itchy.
• Appearance of melasma, dark spots on the face, especially the forehead, nose and chin, after exposure to sunlight
• The appearance of a brown line from the navel to thepubic.
On a psychological level.
• fatigue,especially during the first three months of pregnancy
• Cravings or aversion to certain foods. Anorexia, or an appetite that’s hard to control
• Sensitivity to certain odors
• Mood change,irritability, hypersensitivity
• There can also be hypoglycemia or low blood pressure
• Sleep problems
During pregnancy, it is normal to increase the weight of the pregnant woman,but weight gain is not the same after the last trimester of pregnancy
In the first trimester, weight gain is low. Some women may lose weight at first when they are sick or vomiting
In the second trimester, weight gain accelerates. This is a period of sudden cravings or cravings (which are sometimes disgusting). To avoid excessive weight gain, it is best to divide meals (four or five small meals) and avoid abuse of sugary foods. By the sixth month, a pregnant woman must take at least 6 pounds.
In the third trimester of pregnancy, pregnant women earn an average of 1 to 1.5 kg per month.
Vitamins and mineral supplements
Diet is by far the best source of food, even during pregnancy. Vitamins and minerals will not replace a nutritious and varied diet. Pregnant women should not take multivitamins regularly. Your doctor may recommend many vitamins specifically for pregnant women, especially those containing iron and folicacid. We advise you not to take vitamins and mineral supplements too much.