- Delayed period (amenorrhoea) : If your menses are delayed more than 10 days beyond the due date, with previous periods being regular and you have been sexually active, there is a very good chance of you having become pregnant.
- “Morning sickness”(nausea) : feeling sick or vomiting in the morning.
- Breast changes : Fullness, prickling sensations and heaviness in breasts is common. Your breasts may feel painful to touch also.
- Urine problems : Feeling like urinating more often.
- Tiredness (fatigue) : feeling unusually tired and lethargic.
- Most women develop strong likes and dislikes for various food items in pregnancy. Rarely, there could also be craving for unusual thing such as mud.
- Increased vaginal discharge.
- Woman with normal weight before pregnancy should eat 300 extra calories per day to fuel her baby’s growth. Include healthy snacks in your diet as it’s provides nutrients and extra calories. Prefer eating small meals throughout the day instead of three big meals a day.
Intake of extra folic acid and iron is essential for an expecting mother. Gynaecologist prescribes a prenatal vitamin supplement to get the extra nutrients. It is advisable to consult with healthcare provider before taking a prenatal vitamin supplement as excess amount of some vitamins during pregnancy can have negative effect.
Folic acid, also known as folate is prescribed before pregnancy and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy as it reduces the risk of neural tube defects.
To know the Exercises during pregnancy please consult your doctor.
Rush to your health care provider if you have vaginal bleeding, dizziness, increased shortness of breath, chest pain, headache, muscle weakness, calf pain or swelling, uterine contractions, decreased foetal development and fluid leaking from the vagina.