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What to expect in the first trimester
What to expect in the first trimester

Things you need to know

Things you need to know

What is the first trimester?

What is the first trimester?

Your pregnancy usually lasts about 40 weeks. It is divided into three phases – 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester. 

 

The time between 1-12 weeks marks the first trimester of pregnancy. It is the earliest phase of pregnancy. It starts from the first day of your last period and lasts till the last day of your 12th week. 

First trimester of pregnancy symptoms

First trimester of pregnancy symptoms

During the first trimester of pregnancy, your body undergoes rapid changes and prepares itself to host the growing baby. Every woman experiences first trimester symptoms differently. 

 

Here are some common early pregnancy symptoms you may expect during the first trimester of pregnancy: 

 

Fetal development

Fetal development

Your baby undergoes rapid development during the 1st trimester pregnancy. It quickly changes from a fertilised egg into a developing fetus. 

 

You can expect the following fetal developments to take place during the 1st trimester: 

 

Dos and don’ts of the 1st trimester pregnancy

Dos and don’ts of the 1st trimester pregnancy

The first trimester of pregnancy is significant for, both the mother and her baby. It is important to practice caution and take care of yourself during this time. 

 

Here is a checklist of first trimester dos and don’ts:

FAQs
FAQs

Yes, some level of abdominal cramps and discomfort is common. However, you should consult your obstetrician if you experience severe pain.

You should immediately consult your healthcare provider if you experience vaginal bleeding, excessive vomiting, high-grade fever, pain or burning during urination.

During the early stage of pregnancy, you can sleep in any comfortable position.