Maternal Changes (Month 3)

Maternal Changes (Month 3)

This is the moment! You will be entering the second trimester soon and your hormones started to wean down. Now is probably the best time to tell the other family members that you are pregnant without swallowing your own vomit. From the size of a poppy seed to the size of a plum, your baby has certainly did a good job at developing. Well done!

Now, let’s get back to business. Your morning sickness and fatigue may start to fade as your body did a good job at accommodating but new symptoms should take place. Yes, you read it right. Those are:

  • Headaches: There are a few factors that may cause your head to start pulsating around such as drops in blood sugar, lack of sleep, stress or you’re just felt dehydrated. If you had a migraine or experience an increased in intensity of those headaches, consult your doctor immediately.
  • Dizziness: Feeling dizzy? Then, it might be because you’re not getting enough food or once again, you are dehydrated. If you are currently standing, sit and if you’re still feeling dizzy, then lie down. Let your doctor knows if you have any severe spinning sensation so that they can sort it out.
  • Discharge: This serves as a protective fluid to prevent your vagina from getting infection. Do tell your concern to your doctor if the discharge contains blood or is yellow or grey in colour.
  • Spotting: Slight bleeding before the 3rd month of pregnancy can be normal but if you experience bleeding at the 3rd month can be worrisome. Other factors such as sexual intercourse can trigger bleeding as your cervix becomes more sensitive. If you experience cramping pain or excessive bleeding, consult your doctor immediately.

For those who carry twins, don’t be disheartened if you are still going through your morning sickness phase. Things do get better. You are just carrying an extra load of hormones that are going to take some time to improve.

Pregnant belly

It’s official! You have a bump. Now you can tell your friends without them questioning the validity of your news in comparison to your belly. This is the time to snap some pictures as you go along with the pregnant belly. You will have something to look back on later.

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