Changes and complaints in the 1st trisemester
The 1st trimester of pregnancy is perceived as particularly unpleasant by many of the expectant mothers. The main reason for this is the hormonal changes in the body. Due to the increase in the pregnancy hormone beta-hCG, most women experience various complaints.
The body of the expectant mother must adjust to the needs of the embryo in the 1st trimester of pregnancy. In addition, various hormones that prepare the abdomen (especially the uterus) for the growth of the unborn child are released. The entire hormone balance of the expectant mother must therefore readjust in the 1st trimester of pregnancy.
In addition, the metabolism is also subject to enormous changes, which can be accompanied by pronounced complaints. Typical symptoms in the 1st trimester of pregnancy include the notorious morning sickness, frequent vomiting, pronounced fatigue and circulatory problems. For many women, blood pressure can drop so sharply during the 1st trimester of pregnancy that dizziness and fainting spells occur.
For this reason, expectant mothers should make sure that they drink enough fluids, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy. Other typical complaints in the first trimester of pregnancy are headaches and slight back pain. In addition, a significant acceleration in the growth of nails and hair can already be observed in expectant mothers during early pregnancy.
Due to the increase in blood circulation, bleeding gums is also one of the most common complaints in the 1st trimester of pregnancy. The body of the expectant mother prepares already at the beginning of the pregnancy to cope with the rapid growth of the child. For this reason, various hormones that induce a loosening of the ligaments and muscles are increasingly synthesized and released.
As a side effect of these pregnancy hormones, other typical symptoms may occur. Many women experience the loosening of the ligaments in the form of pulling or stabbing pain in the right and/or left abdomen. Since the uterus often tilts slightly to the right during pregnancy, the complaints are often felt somewhat more strongly in the right abdomen.
In addition, hormone-induced hair loss is one of the most common complaints that occur in the 1st trimester of pregnancy. Under a balanced diet and careful hair care, however, hair loss typically subsides after a few weeks. Although many women assume that an increased urge to urinate is more likely to be one of the symptoms of late pregnancy, the pressure of the growing uterus can already lead to impairment of bladder function in the 1st trimester.
Since the genital organs of the expectant mother are also supplied with blood much more strongly already in the 1st trimester of pregnancy, increased secretion formation and vaginal discharge usually occur. Furthermore, most expectant mothers suffer from severe mood swings in the 1st trimester of pregnancy. During this third trimester of pregnancy, some women permanently oscillate between euphoric and depressive phases. However, these symptoms can be attributed to the rapid increase in pregnancy hormones and usually disappear completely within the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Even the nausea typical of a pregnancy fortunately only lasts until the end of the 1st trimester for most women.