Congratulations! You're pregnant!
What to do when you find out that you're pregnant?
Conception takes place (week 1).
Breakthrough bleeding may happen (week 2-3) (why: fertilized egg becomes embedded in the lining of the uterus).
The breasts feel fuller and more tender (week 5-6) (why: stimulation of milk-producing glands). The nipples become darker with bluish veins (why: increase of blood supply to breasts).
Morning sickness (week 6-7) may occur. Morning sickness that begins in the first trimester may last until early second trimester. It is generally not harmful to the baby unless you have the following:
You vomit blood.
You have lost several pounds.
You vomit as soon as you drink even water.
You vomit well past the fourth month of pregnancy.
The dos and don’ts of morning sickness
Do suck a slice of fresh ginger in your mouth on rising every morning or any time you feel sick.
Do get sufficient sleep.
Do eat small meals.
Do eat more cold foods (why: they are less aromatic and therefore less likely to trigger vomiting).
Do eat more carbohydrates.
Do get a higher dose of vitamin B6 (50 milligrams).
Do get acupressure wristbands from the Internet (why: they are worn to overcome seasickness).
Don’t let yourself become hungry.
Don’t get out of bed too quickly; stretch yourself first before getting out of bed.
Don’t stress out; avoid any time stress.
The skin around the nipples begins to grow darker (week 6-7) (why: blood supply to the breasts increases significantly).
The waistband becomes tighter (week 8-9) (why: the uterus doubles in size).
Anxiety and irritability may develop for no apparent reason (why: change in hormones); hands and feet become warmer (why: increase in blood volume); dehydration becomes more frequent (why: extra fluids are needed by the uterus) (week 9-10).
The body weight may have increased by 2 to 3 pounds (week 10-11).
The risk of miscarriage is reduced by approximately 65 percent (week 12).
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