Women who experience nausea or nausea and vomiting early in pregnancy are more than 60 percent less likely to miscarry than women who do not experience either nausea or vomiting. Increasing hormone levels that are thought to prompt nausea and vomiting may be responsible for the reduced risk miscarriage.
It is preferable to "Eat through" your nausea and vomiting rather than to lose weight.
|Food for you and your baby|
Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Calcium,
Iron, Zinc, Iodine, Antioxidants, Vitamin A - Getting enough, but not too much, Protein, EPA and DHA
Complaint During Pregnancy
- Nausea and vomiting
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Gestational diabetes
- BREASTS – There’s tingling sensation, tenderness and swelling. During the menstrual period, the same is experienced due to hormonal production. In pregnancy, however a more dramatic change is likely to occur because this is when your breasts start to produce milk for your baby. Your breast may have a small amount of discharge that appears like milk. It is colostrums, a pre-milk substance that’s high in protein, antibodies, and minerals. You may feel embarrassed by the leaking but it is just a minor problem that can be solved by wearing a highly absorbent bra.
- TEETH AND GUMS – Increased blood flow makes your teeth and gums sensitive, that’s why you may experience a swollen mouth and bleeding gums. Even before your pregnancy, you should have consulted your dentist for tooth extraction, cleaning, and X-ray. Having such procedures done during your pregnancy may be harmful.
- FREQUENT URINATION – The pressure on the bladder by the uterus makes you feel like urinating all the time. Make it a habit to empty your bladder from time to time to avoid the inconvenience of getting out of bed and going to the bathroom when you should be sleeping in the middle of the night.
- CONSTIPATION – Because of the enlarging uterus, there is downward pressure on the muscles and veins in the rectum, which results in inconvenience bowel movement. Dilation occurs and causes painful bowel movement. As mentioned, a high-fiber diet can prevent constipation because it is easy to digest. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day also aids in digestion.
- FATIGUE – Unusual tiredness is always felt during pregnancy. Dizziness and laziness may also be felt. As the fetus grows, your increased body weight makes it difficult for you to do your normal activities. You can lessen the fatigue by taking enough rest, exercise, and proper food.
- SKIN – The skin undergoes one of the most visible and common changes during pregnancy. Although some pregnant women have glowing complexions, others experience discoloration and acne, Skin on the underarms, neck, and other parts of the body become darker. Stretch marks become visible on the abdomen, back of the legs and thighs, and the skin texture changes from smooth to rough. However, the skin returns to its normal state after birth.
- HAIR – Straight hair may become curly and vice versa. The hair of some women becomes shiny and vibrant while that of others may become coarse and dry. At other times, hair becomes thicker or thinner. Thinning hair is normal, though. It is passing phase and it doesn’t mean that you will go bald. However, during your pregnancy, it would be better to avoid dyeing or perm your hair as the chemicals used in those procedures may be harmful to you and your baby.
- FINGERNAILS – In some pregnant women, Splitting or breaking of nails occurs. To protect your nails, wear gloves when working or apply strengthening cream and lotion until after delivery when the nails have returned to normal.
- VAGINA – The vagina tissues changes early in pregnancy. They become more dilated in preparation for birth. During this time, the pregnant woman may lubricate more and feel a greater desire for sex. But this is not true for all women. If you experience heavy discharge, you can use a light sanitary pad. Douching is discouraged because it may harm the baby. If you discharge has a foul odor consult your gynecologist.
The physical changes that occur with pregnancy will have a tremendous impact on your emotional condition. You may feel overwhelmed by your different lifestyle and the demands of starting a family. However, you can cope with these emotional changes if early on in your pregnancy, you know what to expect from motherhood. Surely there will be a lot of adjustment to make. You and your partner will bear a great responsibility not only for nine months but for the rest of your lives. That’s why the best thing to do is to gradually prepare as the birth of your baby approaches.
1. COPING WITH ANXIETY - As a prospective mother, you are bound to have worries and anxieties. Fear of an unsuccessful delivery, possible abnormalities of your baby, and your own readiness as a parent may contribute to a feeling of helplessness. These feeling are normal for the most pregnant women. At the latter stage of your pregnancy, when the baby is about to be born, the level of anxiety may increase along with the level of excitement. You can reduce your anxiety simply by thinking pleasant thoughts: about how beautiful your baby will be and how you will do your best to be a good parent. Think positive; everything will be fine.
2. CHANGING YOUR IMAGE – When you were still single, you were always concerned about your looks, the image you presented to the outside world. But the experience of motherhood changes that pregnancy could make you feel insecure about your looks. Moreover you may see yourself as an unattractive complement to your partner. You may fear that you have lost your sex appeal, and that your partner is no longer interested in you. But you can overcome your physical insecurities simply by focusing on the positive things. Appreciate the fullness of your body and breasts. Believe that the opportunity to bear a child is actually a sexy thing. A lot of people will tell you that a pregnant woman is beautiful in her own way. And remember that beauty is also a state of mind: you just have to think that pregnancy is a wonderful gift. Some thing that enhances rather than diminishes your appearance.
3. CHANGING YOUR ROLE – Obviously, being a single is different from being married. Being a mother is also different from being a wife. The modern woman understands all these roles. Being a wife, mother, and career woman involves considerable demands. You’re no longer just taking care of yourself; you have a family to look after. Sometimes you’ll have to put their needs ahead of yours. But take heart because juggling several roles, although stressful, can also be fulfilling. Instead of viewing your multiple roles as a heavy burden, you can enjoy your multi-faceted life by managing your time efficiently and by enlisting the support of your partner and family. The joys of being a wife and a mother make you unique and your situation special. Of course there are problems, but you will not be facing them alone. Your husband and child are at your side. Think of all your roles as opportunities to maximize your potential as a person and to strengthen your relationship with your partner and family. The pressures of family like will serve as a test of loyalty and devotion for you and your husband. The key to a successful family life is setting realistic expectations and being tolerant of different people and situations. A shared positive outlook as well as good communication will strengthen the marital bond. Take comfort in the fact that pregnancy tends to bring couples even closer together. It is not only you who’s coping with a new role; your husband is too. Fatherhood changes a man. It inspires him, makes him more loving and understanding. This enables both of you to strengthen the foundation of your family.
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