Pregnancy during the first trimester

Written by: Dra. Cristina Torrijo Rodrigo
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Even before receiving the great news that a woman is pregnant various symptoms become more frequent throughout the growing fetus or baby manifest. During early pregnancy

pregnancy first trimester

Pregnancy symptoms: first quarter

The average duration of pregnancy is 40 weeks, starting the count from the first day of the last menstrual period. Before knowing you're pregnant, and there may be some changes such as in mood, feeling intense sleepiness, fatigue, as well as problems with digestion and nausea.

Another possible main symptoms are excessive secretion of saliva, and constipation, and also causes hormonal. Approximately in the third month of pregnancy, the size of the uterus increases pressure on the bladder, which need to urinate more frequently.


Early pregnancy

When you find out you are pregnant, likely that the embryo has already begun to develop. Specialists in Gynecology and Obstetrics say that the achievement of the first ultrasound, it is better to wait two weeks to clearly hear the heartbeat of the embryo. In the third month of pregnancy (twelve weeks) and they will consist most of the baby's organs.

As hard as it may seem, from an early age and performed movements. Between 9 and 10 weeks after the last menstrual period, usually easily seen by ultrasound such actions. In addition, they can begin to make out the features of his face and genitalia are differentiating.


What I can do between these symptoms?

Clearly you have to decide what to specialist will help you and control your pregnancy. In the first consultation the specialist will update your gynecological examination, to watch your health, request the first analytical and give you the advice that apply depending on your age, health status and characteristics of your pregnancy.

It is important to follow all this and not neglect the supplement, at least folic acid and vitamin B 12. In addition, you should eat a healthy diet, with five meals while not plentiful and fresh food do not sleep.

If you have feelings of nausea or vomiting, you should let some food prepared you like in the table and eat it no more wake. After waiting about 10 minutes before getting up. That will help keep stomach acid in the stacks of the morning are often so annoying.

Another recommendation is to wash fruit and vegetables until you come first analytical results. Be cautious with taking raw meat that has not been frozen for 24 hours.

At the end of the first quarter, by the 12th week, it is time to seek the earliest markers of chromosomal abnormalities (such as Down syndrome) and make the first analysis to assess the risk.


When should I go to an urgent care center?

The alarm signal causes pregnant more is the occurrence of genital blood. It is advisable not to run when you see a little blood. In these cases you must lie down and stay still, because often in this way the bleeding stops. Only when this sign continues, and especially if it is similar to menstruation amount, should go to the emergency room.

If you can not control nausea and vomiting you must also go to the emergency room because it is easy to help you with any medication suited to your case.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Cristina Torrijo Rodrigo
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Cristina Torrijo PhD in Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zaragoza (1985-1991). Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Currently she spends consultation Zaragoza and Lleida. She is an expert in childbirth, birth control and laparoscopic surgery. In his clinics, Dr. is usual cases of Gynecology and Obstetrics, but also addresses more specialized issues such as gynecological and breast cancer treatments and multiple assisted reproduction techniques.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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