When you first become pregnant, you might be curious about how you will spend the next nine months. The truth is, it can be a little different for everyone. How one women feels can be very different from how another one does.
That being said, there are typical signs at each month during pregnancy. Most likely if you are pregnant you will experience some if not all of them. It might seem like nine months is a long time to wait for your baby but there is a lot going on during that time.
Before you decide to test for pregnancy, you might already be feeling some of the symptoms. These can include nausea, having to go to the bathroom a lot and just a feeling of being exhausted a lot of the time. It if you are due to start your period and you are late, it might also be a sign that you are pregnant.
You can easily take a home pregnancy test but in some cases it might give you a negative result even if you are pregnant. This is very important to keep in mind. In the first few weeks it can sometimes take time for a positive to show up. If you do get a negative but you are sure you are pregnant, ask your doctor for a blood test. That will let you know what is going on.
During your first trimester of pregnancy, you will probably feel sick and might even throw up. They call it morning sickness but it can happen at anytime of the day. You might feel sicker when you haven’t had anything to eat in a while or you are between meals.
The best thing to do is to always carry around something to snack on. Crackers are really good to always have on hand. You will also feel pretty tired as your body is adjusting to the pregnancy. Try to take a nap when you can and go to bed at a decent time.
When some women enter the second trimester, they get their energy back. A lot of times that is also when the morning sickness goes away. You will be getting bigger but you will be feeling better.
It is the best time to start planning out your nursery and other things you want to do to get ready for the baby. You will have more energy and will be able to get more done. It can be the best part of pregnancy for a lot of women.
Once the third trimester hits a lot of women start to feel pretty tired again. There are more aches and pains and heartburn can be an issue. Towards the end of the pregnancy it can be difficult to sleep and get enough rest.
It is important that you try to keep moving even until the last few weeks. Try to go for a daily walk, even if you do it for about ten minutes. This will really help keep you in shape for the labor.
You also want to make sure you are preparing for the birth. Try to take a class so you will know what to expect. It can also be a good way to bond with others who are going to have a baby when you are.
Talk to your doctor or midwife about how you would like your birth to go. Decide ahead a time about what you want to do when it comes to using drugs during labor. There are a lot of options out there and you want to make the choice that will work best for you.
It would also be a great idea to talk to some friends and family members about what their pregnancies were like. They can share their own experiences and you can see how different people have gone through the nine months. It can help you understand what it will be like and what to expect.
Pregnancy is an amazing thing but it can be a hard nine months to get through. Educating yourself will go a long way. You will be able to make it through and prepare yourself for becoming a great mom.