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First Trimester of Pregnancy

Both mothers and doctors agree that the first trimester of a pregnancy is the most crucial, as well as difficult time in a woman’s 40-week gestation period. The first trimester lasts from the day of conception to the 13th week of pregnancy. It is a time when women generally feel unwell and exhausted. They are generally advised bed rest by the doctor.

Before the first trimester begins, there are signs that indicate a pregnancy. The most common sign is a missing period. Women can also get their urine examined for BHCG levels. This test is used to determine pregnancies. There are other symptoms too, that indicate a pregnancy. These include tender breasts, nausea, and exhaustion. The woman’s breasts enlarge, and there is also a discharge from the vagina. Some women may experience food cravings, dizziness, or mood swings.

The first trimester is the time when the body goes through several changes, both internally and externally. Women also tend to experience constipation, indigestion. Their frequency of urination also increases during this time. All of these signs are indicative of the fetus, and its growth. In some cases, women tend to vomit a lot, or they develop severe cramps in the leg due to low level of calcium in the body.

Therefore, it becomes important that the woman take good care of her health, by taking a healthy diet and lot of rest. Smoking and drinking should be avoided. Oily food too should be avoided, as it may lead to nausea. The diet should contain adequate amount of vitamins and minerals.

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