What to Expect,When your Exspecting

By: Brianna Pendergraft Hour: 2

First Trimester!

The thing’s a woman goes through during pregnancy is hard so here is information to inform you what happens to you during the 1st trimester. Bleeding: About 25% of pregnant women experience slight bleeding during their first trimester. Breast Tenderness: Sore breasts are one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. They're triggered by hormonal changes, which are preparing your milk ducts to feed your baby, and will probably last through the first trimester. Cramps: During pregnancy, the muscle contractions that normally move food through your intestines slow down because of higher levels of the hormone progesterone. Discharge: It’s normal to see a thin, milky white discharge (called leukorrhea) early in your pregnancy. Tiredness: Your body is working hard to support a growing fetus, which can wear you out more easily than usual.


Second Trimester!

Now as you begin your second trimester of pregnancy, the morning sickness and fatigue that you put up with during the last three months should be fading, leaving you feeling more energetic and like your old self again. Now the second trimester is, the easiest three months of pregnancy, for most women. Use the time you have to plan the things needed for when your child arrives. During the second trimester, your baby is growing very quickly. Symptoms for pregnant woman during the second trimester are backache, bleeding gums, frequent urination, hair growth, heartburn, constipation, hemorrhoids, skin changes, spider and varicose veins, weight gain, and quickening. By the midpoint of your pregnancy (20 weeks) you will probably have started to feel the first delicate flutters of movement in your abdomen, which is often called "quickening."

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Third Trimester!

Now that you've reached the third trimester, you're in the ending state of your pregnancy. You've only got a few more weeks to go, but this part of your pregnancy can be the most challenging. Symptoms you experience are fatigue, frequent urination, heartburn and constipation, hemorrhoids, spider and varicose veins, swelling, weight gain, backache. Other symptoms you need to know about are, Bleeding: Call your doctor as soon as you notice any bleeding. Breast enlargement: You gain about 2 pounds by the end of your pregnancy. Close to your due date, you may start to see a yellowish fluid leaking from your nipples. This substance, called colostrum, will nourish your baby in the first few days after birth. Discharge: You might see more vaginal discharge during the third trimester. Just wear a pantie liner not a tampon it can cause infection. If the flow is heavy enough to soak through your pantie liners, call your doctor. If you experience a sudden rush of fluid, it may mean that your water has broken (although only about 8% of pregnant women have their water break before contractions begin). Call your doctor as soon as possible after your water breaks. Braxton Hicks contractions: You might start to feel mild contractions, which are warm-ups to prepare your uterus for the real labor to come.

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Dad Advice!

You are going to be a dad! It can be exciting and scary at the same time. While your wife or partner is pregnant it’s up to you to support her. Her body is going through many changes, which can add a lot of stress. You must remember to be extra understanding to your wife or partner during this time. Don’t forget to listen to her concerns. Or reminder her how beautiful she is, it can really make them feel better. Most of all be involved in everything you may not be caring the child but it’s still yours. Don’t know where to start put yourself in their shoes what would you want. Enjoy the journey ahead!

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