Condition during pregnancy: first, second, third trimester

Since the first weeks of an interesting situation, the body of a woman undergoes many changes. The physiological and psychological state during pregnancy largely depends on the period of development of the fetus. In this article we will consider what physiological changes occur during pregnancy.

Early pregnancy status

In most cases, the condition in early pregnancy, in the first 4-5 weeks after conception does not change. In addition, often even the future mother herself does not yet know that significant changes are taking place in her life. Usually, changes in the state of health of a woman are noticeable after the sixth week, when the pregnant woman has symptoms of early toxicosis: morning sickness, lack of appetite, intolerance to smells. Also, culinary preferences often change during this period: previously favorite foods become intolerable, and what did not like before, on the contrary, can become the most delicious treat.

At 7-8 weeks, the condition during pregnancy is characterized by th

e appearance of a feeling of pressure of the growing uterus on the bladder, frequent urination and possible hypertension. Hypertension of the uterus - a situation in which the body is always in a tense state, which is fraught with spontaneous termination of pregnancy.

In the last month of the first trimester of childbearing, the formation of the placenta and mucous plugs ends, the symptoms of toxicosis, if they were, pass, but there are new changes in the state of the pregnant woman - problems with the digestive tract, in particular, heartburn and difficulty defecation.

State in the second trimester of pregnancy

If the pregnancy develops normally, without any complications, and the well-being of the expectant mother is satisfactory, the gynecologist can allow a woman in the second trimester to have sex. This is a very important factor in the normal psychological state of pregnancy. At many women on this term of an interesting position gynecologists diagnose the raised acidity of a vagina which provokes occurrence of a thrush.

By 17-18 weeks the stomach is already noticeable, ligaments and joints are preparing for the upcoming changes and softening. This leads to the appearance of a so-called duck's gait. It's time for the future mother to give up any shoes on the heel.

Since then, a woman in the situation is increasingly concerned about heartburn - a constant companion of pregnancy. The cause of this phenomenon is physiological, caused by the growth of the uterus and its pressure on the organs of the digestive tract. Therefore, the future mother should consult a doctor, so that he appointed her approved antacids.

In pregnancy, the state of the body changes completely, not only the stomach and chest increase in size, but the blood pressure level is often reduced. This is due to the fact that the volume of blood circulating in the body of a woman is significantly increased. Low blood pressure can lead to dizziness and even loss of consciousness.

By the end of the fifth month, the future symptoms of varicose veins in the future mother, predisposed to the appearance of the venous network, are the following: increased fatigue and swelling of the legs. A change in the hormonal state during pregnancy leads to the appearance of stretch marks on the skin of the hips, chest and abdomen, the formation of pigment spots on the abdomen and face, and small pimples occur.

Often by the end of the sixth month, expectant mothers face such an unpleasant state of the body during pregnancy as incontinence. The grown uterus constantly presses on the bladder and the slightest tension of the organ leads to the fact that the urethra passes urine. Pregnant should pay attention to the amount of secreted fluid, if its amount exceeds the volume of 10 ml, then this may be a symptom of amniotic fluid leaking.

By 25-26 weeks of an interesting situation, the condition of a pregnant woman can be complicated by the appearance of seizures. The reason for this unpleasant and painful phenomenon in the lack of magnesium and calcium in the body. The appearance of swelling of the feet in the morning during this period may be a symptom of developing gestosis( late toxicosis).To prevent the appearance of gestosis, it is necessary to reduce the amount of meat and salt consumed.

At the end of the second trimester, a woman already feels heaviness in her body. And not surprising, because her weight increased by 7-10 kg. It responds with pain in the back and in the waist. So the locomotor system makes it known that it is not easy for him to cope with the load. To facilitate the state of the body during pregnancy will help a special bandage, which will reduce the load on the lumbar spine.

State during pregnancy in the third trimester

Condition of the pregnant woman In the third trimester, the condition of a pregnant woman is often characterized by the appearance of problems with sleep, weakness, rapid fatigue. These factors are symptoms of anemia, so when they regularly appear, you need to see a doctor. Also, expectant mothers are concerned about shortness of breath due to the pressure of the grown uterus on the diaphragm.

During this period, women need to lie down and sleep in the position on their sides. And the upper leg should rest on the pillow, slightly ahead. This position is most optimal for expectant mothers, as when lying on the back, the lower vena cava is squeezed, which leads to a decrease in the amount of blood entering the brain and the appearance of the following conditions during pregnancy: dizziness, darkening in the eyes, lack of air, sweating.

At the 35-36 week, most women who are carrying a baby experience a lowering of the abdomen. This is one of the symptoms that soon mom will meet with her baby. In the last weeks of pregnancy, the psychological state of a woman requires no less attention than physical, as the expectant mother often worries in anticipation of the onset of labor.