Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful life experiences that anyone can have, but it’s definitely not the most comfortable.
Some of the most commom complaints of pregnancy during the first trimester are:
Some small amount of bleeding can be normal early in pregnancy.
This can be caused by implantation of the embryo and formation of the placenta, by a small collection of bleeding behind the placenta or changes on the cervix.
This can also be a sign of impending miscarriage or an ectopic (or tubal) pregnancy.
Your physician should be notified as soon as possible if any bleeding should occur.
In 50-90% of all pregnancies, nausea with or with out vomiting is found in the first trimester and usually resolves around 14 weeks of gestation.
This can be a serious problem for some expecting moms causing a dramatic change in their lifestyle, loss of work, weight loss, decrease in appetite and even electrolyte imbalances.
This is caused by a significant rise in estrogen, progesterone and the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) – all of which may contribute to this problem.
There are several suggestions to minimize the symptoms. These include:
- Eating small and frequent meals
- Bland foods
- Taking Vitamin B6
- Ginger containing products
- Anti-nausea wrist bands
If you can’t keep down even small amounts of fluids due to excessive vomiting, you may be suffering from a more severe form of this problem called Hyperemesis gravidarum. This may require more intensive evaluation and therapy by your physician.
At any point of your pregnancy, if you need help or have questions, please contact us.