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

How Valley Medical Center Can Help

  • 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.