Month One Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 | Blog Posts, Pregnancy Symptoms Category | | Print This Article

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So, you’re starting to experience some morning sickness, and you think you might be pregnant. You want to take a pregnancy test, but haven’t yet. Maybe you’re afraid of what it will say, or maybe you’re just not close enough to a 24-hour pharmacy to get a pregnancy test right now.

Then again, maybe you already know you’re pregnant, and you’re just curious about what to expect.

Here are some of the symptoms you can expect to have during the first month of pregnancy:

  • You’re going to have to pee all the time. When you’re pregnant, your body creates extra fluids, which increases kidney function. This need to pee will continue through most of your pregnancy, and probably peak during the third trimester as that growing baby pushes on your bladder.
  • You’re probably going to have morning sickness. More than two thirds of women do. You’ll want to make sure you still get enough to eat and drink. If you’re having trouble keeping things down, you should talk to your doctor.
  • You might feel dizzy. Surprisingly, dizziness is one of the more common symptoms of pregnancy. This most often happens in conjunction with nausea (at least during the first month of pregnancy).
  • Light spotting. You might have some very light spotting during that first month of pregnancy due to implantation bleeding. If you have more severe bleeding, you should talk to your doctor right away.
  • Breast changes. Your breasts are going to become more tender and enlarged throughout pregnancy; during the first month, however, you’ll most likely notice nipple sensitivity and perhaps darkening of the areola.
  • Moodiness. The changing hormone levels you’re going to experience some ups and downs during pregnancy. This is normal. If you experience symptoms of depression, you should talk to your doctor. While many antidepressant medications aren’t necessarily safe during pregnancy, there are some remedies that can be used.

That first month of pregnancy is a time of wonder, excitement, and anticipation. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing, and even if you get pregnant again it’s something that’s only new once. Enjoy it  while you can.

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