Jagran Trending: Complete Health Guide for Moms-to-be in Every Trimester
New Delhi | Ashita Singh: Being pregnant and embracing motherhood is a feeling beyond explanation. For a woman, pregnancy is so many things. It’s beautiful, fulfilling, difficult, enchanting and exhausting and above all, it’s a journey that takes them to a destination filled with love. From day one, when a woman conceives a child or finds out she is pregnant, taking care of her becomes more important than ever. It’s a journey that women have to go through and sometimes it can feel daunting to figure out what’s next or how to stay in shape or what to keep in mind. Each stage of pregnancy brings different issues and concerns.
For all expectant mothers, it is quite normal to have so many questions in mind. Pregnancy is divided into stages and these stages are called trimesters. For each mother-to-be, these 3 stages may be different as some women radiate good health during these first 3 months while others may experience various complications. To answer all your questions and concerns, here is a comprehensive health guide for all expectant moms to follow every trimester.
Before going any further, you need to know what trimesters are and why each trimester of pregnancy is important:
In an exclusive chat with Jagran English, Dr. Meenakshi Ahuja, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis La Femme, said that all pregnancies are counted from the first day of the last menstrual period and generally, the period of pregnancy is counted as nine months. and 1 week in a cycle of 28 days to 30 days. It can be divided into three terms in about three months each and it’s not necessarily 12 weeks, it can be more. Usually the first trimester, the earliest phase of pregnancy is counted from 0 to 12 weeks and the second trimester is longer from 12 to 28 weeks and the third trimester is from 28 weeks to 40 weeks or until the time when the woman gives birth, this is the way pregnancy usually behaves.
The first trimester is the first phase of pregnancy. It begins on the first day of the last period – even before women are actually pregnant – and lasts until the end of the 12th week. It is a time of great anticipation and rapid change for both mother and child.
The first trimester or the first weeks of pregnancy are extremely important for women. During this time, the future mother and child are in the initial phase of growth and development. Explaining the importance of the first trimester, Dr Meenakshi Ahuja told Jagran English that “during the first trimester, only 80% of pregnancies continue because that is when miscarriages can occur. We start taking folic acid as soon as the woman becomes pregnant. or preferably from when she starts planning her pregnancy at least 3 months before conception so everyone can avoid any unnecessary trouble.”
“Nausea, nausea, changes in the body, feelings as well as fatigue are common during the first trimester. Additionally, women may feel the need to urinate frequently and suffer from mood swings during the initial phase which is the first trimester of pregnancy,” Dr. Meenakshi Ahuja added.
Second trimester :
The second trimester of your pregnancy lasts from the 12th to the 28th week, which is months 4, 5 and 6. This is the middle phase of pregnancy, when women can start to see their baby bump and feel the baby. move for the first time. This phase of pregnancy is considered to be the safest and best time of pregnancy. As moms-to-be enter their second trimester, they may feel that they no longer feel sick in the morning and that the fatigue is gone. However, women may notice cramping or pain in the lower abdomen.
“The second trimester is relatively the safest trimester, you only need to see your gynecologist once a month at this time and probably an ultrasound will be done around week 20 to confirm that internally the pregnancy is going on. perfectly fine and all the baby’s organs are fine. Their iron, calcium and vitamin D supplementation will take place at this time and they may also receive any necessary vaccinations,” Dr Meenakshi Ahuja explained.
Third trimester :
The third trimester is the last phase of your pregnancy. It lasts for 28 to 40 weeks, or 7, 8, and 9 months. During this trimester, the baby grows, develops, and begins to change positions to prepare for birth. This trimester is the most difficult for all expectant mothers, as they experience Braxton’s contractions, clumsiness and fatigue.
“The third trimester is taken from the 28th week and your doctor starts seeing you more frequently, your check-up becomes every two weeks. An ultrasound will be done for growth and closer monitoring is needed as gestational diabetes, l Additionally, as the pregnancy develops, women may experience swollen feet, fatigue and shortness of breath,” Dr Meenakshi told Jagran English.