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10 Things About 1st Trimester

With the first visit to your gynecologist after being pregnant, you’ll definitely experience several changes within your body. Here we have listed down the most common 10 things about the first trimester of pregnancy which is mostly experienced by women:

1. Concentration difficulties 
During the first trimester, morning sickness and fatigue make you feel worn out. Women who even rest out a lot may even find troubles in concentrating along with certain periods of forgetfulness. During the first trimester, you are only planning about the baby and how everything will change once the baby arrives.

2. Mood swings
You’ll experience tender breasts, nausea, food cravings, fluctuating hormonal levels that ultimately ends up leading to mood swings.

3. Changes in skin
You’ll definitely experience a perfect glow to your skin due to the fluctuation in the hormonal levels. Women have increased blood flow during pregnancy which might result in certain skin changes within the body. Some women experience hyperpigmentation around the nipples, while others experience dark line forming in the midline over the lower abdomen and some have yellowish-brown patches over the face.

4. Nails and hairs
The hair texture and nails are directly affected during pregnancy. Hormonal levels might increase your hair growth or result in fall out while making your nails stronger with faster growth.

5. Bra size
With the increased levels of progesterone and estrogen, you’ll experience an increase in your breast size during eth first trimester which will increase further during the entire pregnancy.

6. Nesting constitution
With the news of pregnancy, you feel the due date is very close and you indulge yourself in preparing the entire home for the arrival of the baby.

7. Mobility of the joints
The hormone relaxin is produced during pregnancy which prepares the cervix and pubic area to become flexible in order to give birth to the baby. Relaxin helps in loosening the ligaments within the body.

8. Constipation, hemorrhoids or varicose veins
Due to the pregnancy hormones, you’ll experience pooling of the blood within the genital area and legs that results in the formation of varicose veins. The varicose veins in the region of the rectum become enlarged and clustered leading to the formation of hemorrhoids during pregnancy. Constipation another most common symptom that is experienced during pregnancy.

9. Time flies
The first trimester of pregnancy i.e. 13 weeks flies very quickly for most women.

10. Weight remains the same
With the first trimester of pregnancy, you might not experience weight gain even after the positive pregnancy test. You’ll gain a few pounds once the first trimester is over.

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