Common worries in the first trimester of Pregnancy!
Aversions and cravings during first trimester are common:
Yes, due to hormonal changes going inside your body, you are going to experience a lot of aversions to certain foods that you used to like a lot! Similarly, you are going to experience unexplained cravings for certain foods.
“Pregnant women always think of their bellies as the focal point,” says nurse-midwife Lisa Kane Low, Ph.D., R.N., a faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, “but usually the first physical symptom they notice is a too-tight bra.” You are going to experience tender, swollen breasts to begin with!
If you do, why not consider opting for a pregnancy bra?
- Seamless knitting and no irritating seams
- Integrated Y-back strap for improved support
- Wide shoulder straps
- No hard under-bust wires
- Tight knit in the under-bust area (substitution of hard under-wires)
Ooh, this is essentially the best part where you start to get an idea of when you will finally be a proud mama!
Get in touch with an expert gynecologist and get a fair idea of your due date and do not pay heed to any unsolicited advice in this regard.
The baby grows up pretty fast during initial months of pregnancy and uses a lot of energy. As a result a number of women feel tired during this period. As the pregnancy progresses, the tiredness passes away. However, following points can help:
- Performing some gentle exercises can provide you a lot of energy
- Get some sleep by going to bed earlier, if possible
- Having a relaxing bath, reading a magazine or simply closing eyes for a few minutes can provide relief
- Rest whenever possible
Job Concerns and Maternity Leave
In case you are a working woman, you will need to get in touch with your HR department to know how much maternity leave you can avail. “You also need to think about your work environment, including chemical exposures, stress and physical demands,” says nurse-midwife Low.
Besides that, chart a course of plan regarding upkeep of the baby after birth when you are going to rejoin your office.