First Trimester

First Trimester 

Hey there! So, you’re in the first trimester, huh? Buckle up, because it’s a wild ride! This is when your body decides to throw a party and invites all sorts of changes.The first trimester begins from conception to 12 weeks. Usually you tend to find out that you are pregnant 3-5 weeks in. The first trimester tends to be quite difficult for many women.

What’s happening inside my body?

Inside your body, it’s like a bustling construction site. Picture this: after fertilization, the egg takes a journey down your fallopian tube and settles into your uterus.The embryo attaches itself to the uterine wall and triggers the placenta to form. What is a placenta? The placenta is like your baby’s personal delivery service. It pumps in all the nutrients and oxygen your little one needs to thrive and takes out the trash, so to speak. The placenta starts to produce HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) into your blood and urine which is what is used to test home pregnancy tests.

Ectopic Pregnancy

Unfortunately, not everything goes according to plan. Sometimes, the fertilized egg implants itself outside the uterus and into the fallopian tube. This is called an ectopic pregnancy.  Sadly, there’s no saving the pregnancy, and the usual fix involves medication or a quick operation.

Now, onto the symptoms. Keep an eye out for tummy pain, especially on one side. If you’re experiencing some unexpected bleeding or brown discharge, it’s time to raise the alarm. Oh, and if your shoulders are giving you grief or you’re feeling some discomfort when you hit the bathroom, don’t brush it off-get yourself checked out.

What’s happening to my baby?

And let’s not forget about the star of the show-your baby! In these early weeks, the fertilized egg is dividing into layers of cells. By week six, you might even catch a glimpse of that tiny heartbeat.

By week 12, your little  baby has graduated to fetus status, complete with muscles, bones, and even some tiny organs. Yep, you heard that right-your baby is already looking like a mini-human!

So, there you have it-the lowdown on the first trimester. It’s a rollercoaster of changes and excitement, but remember, if anything feels off, don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor. After all, you’re growing a tiny human-how cool is that?

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