Mom's 1st Trimester

What's Happening to You

  • Your body begins to change about 2 weeks after the fertilized egg embeds itself in the lining of your uterus.
  • A little bleeding or spotting may happen when the egg implants into your uterus.
  • Your breasts may be sensitive and tender and feel fuller, and the nipple area may look darker.
  • You may experience morning sickness.
  • Your uterus is getting larger and putting pressure on your bladder, making you feel like you have to urinate more often.

Tips for Your Well-Being

  • Get plenty of rest to help yourself cope with these exciting changes in your body and your life.
  • This is the best time to check with your health insurance company about your coverage.
  • Mild to moderate exercise provides many benefits during pregnancy. To be safe, get approval from your physician before starting or continuing your exercise program.
  • Although your body undergoes many changes as a normal part of pregnancy, be aware of warning signs in pregnancy that may need immediate medical attention.
  • Take time to learn about the changes in your body and what you can do to cope with morning sickness and other discomforts of early pregnancy.
  • If you have an existing condition such as diabetes, thyroid disease, or seizure disorder, you'll want to consult specialists who can provide advanced care for higher risk pregnancies.

How Valley Medical Center Can Help