The First Month
Congratulations – for becoming officially pregnant. Your doctor or your pregnancy kit has revealed that you have landed into the beautiful phase of your life-pregnancy.
However, first two weeks of the first month you cannot be called as pregnant, as the complete conception is still in the process. But, for calculating the start of your pregnancy, week first is considered from the beginning of your last menstrual cycle.
A tiny embryo will start forming if your mates sperm and your egg has fertilized successfully.
After the fertilization, the egg starts to grow, split and multiply. The egg grows and forms the zygote.
Further, zygote travels to the uterus through the fallopian tubes and gets itself placed in the uterus. Zygote once attached to your uterus confirms pregnancy and from now onwards you will not have your monthly menstrual cycle.
Changes in your body
How you feel during the first month of pregnancy can differ from woman to woman. Some women start experiencing changes from the moment the fertilized egg implants in the uterus, but on the other hand not many may not feel any change in their body until well after the first month.
You may experience one or mixed of the following symptoms:
- Feeling of nausea and cramping
- You may have spotting or light periods
- A feeling of tiredness and fatigue
- Some women also experience swollen or pain in the breasts
- Mood swings-You may feel anxious or happy at times.
However, above mentioned symptoms do not confirm that you are pregnant, consult your doctor if these symptoms have started .Do not start any medications to suppress these symptoms as it may have serious side effects on your baby.
The aforementioned signs and symptoms may also indicate late periods. The specific test which can detect pregnancy which can detect a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, known as hCG Pregnancy kit can detect this hormone in your urine or you can undergo a blood test after consulting a doctor. A blood test is more specific and accurate in detecting hCG hormone in your body and can detect pregnancy at its earliest.
What You Need to Know in the First Month of Pregnancy
The first few weeks are crucial for the development of your baby. Cells are continuously dividing and each and every day marks a change in your baby’s growth. As during initial weeks you might not be aware that you pregnant, so once you start planning pregnancy you can start with a multi-vitamins that includes folic acid. Folic acid helps to prevent spina bifida and other neural tube defects. Taking Omega 3 fatty acids can also promote the eye, heart and brain development.
Do’s and Do not’s
If you are planning pregnancy or you are trying to get pregnant or you have entered pregnancy, so you need to cut down the tobacco products, alcohol, or recreational drugs. Say no to toxic fumes. If you are taking any medications consult your doctor about their further intake and usage.
Pregnancy kits are a great way to find out if you are pregnant, but it is important to consult your doctor to confirm the news. This is a good time to share the news with your family and friends. You can start with the antenatal classes to learn more about healthy pregnancy.
The most important thing is to stay happy and relaxed during this phase. Eat healthy and nutritious food to keep yourself and your baby happy and healthy.
Finally, celebrate! Your have entered a new era of your life. Coming next 8 months your body will experience new changes and you will be culminating a new life inside your womb!!
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