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What happens to the body in the third trimester of pregnancy?

by nnan on July 26, 2021

The journey of motherhood begins with pregnancy! This is one of the most exciting and changing experiences in every mother's life. This is also when your body begins to change to prepare for your baby. This 9-month journey has 3 main phases: the first, second and third trimesters. Every three months has different expectations, you should know. When you fully understand what is happening in your body, it will help you adapt better and prepare better. This is all you need to know about the first three months.

Breast swelling and tenderness
In your first three months, your body will begin to prepare for your baby. This includes your breasts. The hormones in your body will prepare your body for milk production to feed your baby. This change will be highlighted in the first few weeks of your pregnancy. This may make you feel a little irritable due to the swelling and tenderness of the breasts you are about to face. The best way to solve this problem is to wear a comfortable maternity bra to reduce this irritation.

Vaginal discharge and itching
In the early stages of pregnancy, vaginal discharge will be white. Studies have shown that 25% of women also have some light bleeding. This is completely normal and expected, unless there is subsequent pain in the back or stomach. In this case, we recommend seeing a doctor for these pains. If the discharge is multicolored or accompanied by severe stomach pain, be sure to consult your doctor.

Constipation in the first trimester
Most mothers experience constipation in the first trimester. This is due to reduced bowel contraction, which slows down the process of expelling food from the system. The former happens because when you are pregnant, the progesterone in your body increases. In addition, the iron in vitamins during pregnancy may make you feel bloated or constipated. Drinking plenty of water and eating fiber-rich foods will help you solve this problem. In addition, walking is very helpful for constipation.

Exhausted
During and after pregnancy, your body is preparing a lot for taking care of your baby, which can make you feel tired and exhausted. Your body will work harder to take care and protect you and your baby. Make sure to get enough rest and sleep as much as possible. In addition, take vitamins and supplements recommended by your doctor, and always maintain a healthy diet.

Hate certain foods and crave other foods
This is the most common thing faced by pregnant mothers. Suddenly you start to hate your favorite foods and crave foods you never thought of. 60% of mothers experienced this in their first three months. Don't let yourself starve, eat whatever you crave in moderation.

You always need to go to the bathroom
Although your unborn baby is still a small fetus, your uterus is growing and getting bigger. This growth puts pressure on your bladder, which will make you go to the bathroom more frequently. Make sure to stay hydrated and avoid caffeinated beverages.

Acidity or heartburn in the first trimester
Progesterone can relax the muscles of the body. This includes the muscles around the esophagus, which excrete stomach acid. To avoid this and reduce irritation, we recommend snacking throughout the day. In addition, avoid eating foods that contain a lot of spices or fats, as they will increase the acidity of the body.

Nausea for the first three months
Almost 85% of pregnant mothers experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Sometimes it will last in your first trimester, sometimes even longer. Hormonal changes in your body can cause this condition. To reduce morning sickness and pregnancy nausea, we recommend eating a variety of snacks throughout the day. Make sure these snacks are rich in protein. If frequent vomiting makes the stomach unable to hold food, we strongly recommend that you consult a doctor.

Mood swings
When you are pregnant, you will be exhausted most of the time. In addition to the hormonal changes your body is experiencing, this will allow you to ride an emotional roller coaster. The first minute you will be nice and happy, the next minute you will feel sad and angry. this is normal. Don't overemphasize it and make sure to deal with it. Don't suppress your feelings, find someone to talk to, and share what you are going through like a friend, sister or mother.

 

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