Your Body Changes and Symptoms
Pregnancy lasts about 41 weeks; and the counting is done from the day when your last normal menstrual period started.
A trimester of pregnancy is a period of 3 months and your body changes surprisingly during the span of pregnancy.
This is how pregnancy can make your body can change to make you a new you.
The hormonal changes happening due to pregnancy start showing up as soon as the pregnancy is diagnosed.
Some women are fortunate enough to not have any discomfort at all! But this is rare. In most of the women; the first trimester can give a tough time due to the range of symptoms; but all these symptoms roughly indicate that the baby is growing normally.
So whenever this happens; it’s the time to celebrate these symptoms. Accept that these are the normal signals your baby is giving to u saying that it is alright.
And as your body changes; you need to make some changes in your daily routine; like going to bed earlier; taking small frequent meals; avoiding alcohol and smoking.
The second trimester is easier than first and you may notice that the earlier discomfort;nausea and vomiting are gone.
The discomforts you experienced in the second trimester may continue as the baby is getting bigger and trying to engage or come down in the pelvis. This can lead to lower abdominal discomfort.
As you near your due date; your doctor will check your progress with a vaginal exam.
The onset of labor pains may be different for different women. Some of the commonly happening symptoms are: