The first few weeks of pregnancy are barely characterized by any major changes. In weeks 4, 5 and 6 you feel tired, dizzy and sleepy. In week 7 hormonal changes might cause a break out in rashes or pimples. Over the next few weeks morning sickness and fatigue are likely to continue.
Week 12 is characterized by an alleviation of some of the symptoms and fewer trips to the bathroom and by week 13, which flags off the second trimester, you’re feeling as fit as a fiddle! The 14th week, while trouble-free, could be signified by constipation as your baby starts pushing against your bowel.
By the 16th week your heart starts working overtime pumping more blood into your baby. Many women experience nose bleeds at this time. Over the following week you could experience a stuffed nose, vaginal discharge and increased sweating.
The dizzy spells usually return in the 18th week and sleep becomes somewhat uncomfortable thanks to a bloated body. The following week expect to invest in body lotions as your skin to become flaky and itchy and by week 20 the lungs get cramped owing to your baby’s growth. The feeling of breathlessness will stop once the infant drops into the pelvic region. Over the next few weeks hormonal levels would have settled but in week 23 expect mood swings to return as hormones become overactive. Things improve by week 25.
On week 27 congratulate yourself; you’ve entered your third trimester! Incontinence, swelling, heartburn, and constipation are all characteristic of this trimester. A balanced diet and light exercise is highly advisable along with plenty of rest. By week 35 your doctor might want to examine your cervix for any dilatory movements.Note: As a pregnant woman, you are specifically warned to seek medical advice prior to initiating any exercise program, diet, or treatment provided by Cryobanks. You should not use any information on this website for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. Cryobanks will not be liable for any complications, injuries, loss, or other medical problems arising from, or in connection with, the use of, or reliance upon any information on this website.