First trimester of pregnancy

Pregnancy is associated with a variety of sensations that are normal and do not threaten the health of a pregnant woman.

A large proportion of women suffer from early pregnancy nausea and other common symptoms of early pregnancy include extreme fatigue, increased urination, breast growth and tenderness, and lower abdominal pain. Regular lifestyles, adequate rest and exercise help to ensure the well-being of the pregnant woman and also create the best possible conditions for the child’s development and growth.

During pregnancy the body is in a state of constant change. At first, the changes are not visible from the outside, but many experience changes in their bodies from the beginning. Although the pregnancy is not yet visible outward, early pregnancy is often a time of confusing emotional storm. Awareness of the magnitude of life changes, varying emotions toward the baby, possible pregnancy symptoms, and concerns about continuing to become pregnant are all at the same time in mind. On the other hand, if the symptoms of pregnancy are not yet present, the pregnancy may seem unrealistic. Baby needs from the start of pregnancy put pressure on lifestyle modifications: diet, exercise, medicines, stimulants, travel and work are reassessed – the need to protect the baby will wake up in most people.

During pregnancy, your psyche and body may feel foreign and changes may be uncontrollable. First-borns are often more immersed in pregnancy than those who are born again and experience more extreme emotions: joy or worry about body changes and environmental attention. Sometimes contradictory emotions related to pregnancy are difficult to recognize, and it makes it easier to focus on body sensations. In this case, the focus on the body can be overemphasized and even small feelings and changes can cause concern. Some women greatly enjoy their changing body, and pregnancy and childbirth are seen as experiences that increase feminine self-esteem. Pregnancy can be a substitute for one’s own femininity if growing up as a woman has been very controversial or painful.

Most people have a sensitive mind, which reduces their ability to withstand disappointment and discomfort. Sleep problems are common and it can be difficult to concentrate. The perception changes and the senses become sensitized, the smells feel intense, and the intensity of all sensations can amaze you. Many women are most psychologically vulnerable at this stage of pregnancy: previously hidden memories may come to mind and their own sensitivity to emotion and crying may surprise them.

During the first trimester, the child is still perceived as part of the body and not yet as a separate person. Fear of miscarriage often tones the onset of pregnancy. The further the pregnancy progresses and the risk of miscarriage decreases, the more there is a risk of attachment to the child.

During the first three months of pregnancy, the fetus develops all important organs and structures. During this time, the fetus is most sensitive to external factors such as intoxicants and some medications. Sensitivity to external factors diminishes during the third month, but brain development continues throughout pregnancy and also during the first few years of life.

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