From the start of pregnancy your body will be going through very important and rapid changes. In the beginning you may not even be aware of them. However, the activities of the hormones will soon catch up with you and affect you in different ways.
The whole phase of pregnancy lasts for approximately nine months and is divided into three phases of three months each, based on the commonality of the symptomatic changes in the body. Each trimester brings with it new set of symptoms and health challenges. Some common symptoms faced by most women during the course of their pregnancy are:
- Missing their menstrual cycle
- Sudden tiredness and dizziness
- Morning sickness
- Body aches
- Breast tenderness
- Heart burn
- Increased urination
- Food cravings and food aversions
- Nose bleeds
- Varicose veins
- Weight gain
The majority of changes that occur, are during the first 3 months of pregnancy. For a first time mother, it can be quite a trying period. Let us take a closer look at the symptoms that you as an expecting mother will be facing in each of the trimesters.
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