Monday, September 2, 2013

One Step Further: First Trimester

Assalamualaikum w.b.t,

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As promised, this is the first part of my pregnancy experience. The first trimester is the first three month of your pregnancy period. This period can be very overwhelming, especially to first time mums. Hihi. This is because pregnant mommies will start to experience some changes to the body. It is very important for mommy-to-be to understand these changes and also learn on how to take care of their body. As important as understanding the changes, mommies also need to know that first trimester is the most fragile stage in pregnancy. 

Generally, most pregnant ladies will experience a few things in their first trimester. These things include:
  • bouts of nausea
  • tender, swollen breast
  • increased urination
  • fatigue
  • food aversions or cravings
  • dizziness
  • heartburn and constipation

However, I only experience a few things from the list above. To tell the truth, I didn't experience the nausea. Morning sickness can actually strikes at any time of the day or night. It may be caused by hormonal changes in the body. I can't give any tips on how to deal with this since I didn't even have the experience. But you can Google for the tips, I guess. There must be a lot of them since most of pregnant ladies experience this. Some says, the morning sickness will be worse if you're carrying a female. It may be possible since I am actually carrying a baby boy. Haha!

As for tender and swollen breast, I did experience that but I didn't have much to say on that case. Apart from tender and swollen breast, I had to say that increased urination stressed me out. This is because, I am the type of person who kinda drinks a lot. Before getting pregnant, I actually urinate only as much as 3-5 times per day. But ever since being pregnant, I urinate in almost every 15 minutes. It is frustrating to get up and go to the toilet only a few minutes after you have a sit or worst, after lying down. But again, I am still thankful that I didn't have to experience increased urination together with morning sickness. I can imagine that it'll be very hard to handle. 

Other than increased urination... I only experience fatigue, dizziness and constipation. Luckily these things only last during the first trimester. However, there's one last thing common changes to note. I notice that I have increased body temperature. This symptom is very clear to me since I am the type of person who hate staying in air-conditioned environment and can live with level 1 fan swing. But ever since I am pregnant, level 1 seems so slow. I even have to use two different fan; the on the ceiling and a standing fan *since my house didn't have air conditioner* or I'll sweat like crazy and had to take a bath like in every 2 hours. To make things worse, the increased body temperature will last through pregnancy until you give birth. So no matter what, I just have to deal with it.  -_-

p/s: Most of the first trimester symptoms can be the pregnancy signs. If you experience any of these symptoms, try to do a UPT test. Who knows, you might get a good news. :)

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