Personalized control of pregnancy The first symptoms and physiological transformations

It is important to know the symptoms of the beginning of a pregnancy, and the changes that happen to the body.

The first symptoms

The most frequent and normal symptoms are:

  • Digestion problems, such as nausea and vomiting.
  • Breast sensitivity with an increase in volume.
  • Tiredness and sleepy sensation.
  • Perception of bad smell.
  • Change in humor.
  • Increase in wanting to urinate.
  • Decrease of strength.
  • Intestine function troubles, such as constipation.

The pregnancy test

A pregnancy urine test should be carried out after 4-5 days in a delay of periods. In certain specific cases, such as the ectopic pregnancy antecedents or the dependency on assisted reproductive treatments, it is better to perform the test via a blood test (Bhcg in the blood).

Physiological transformations to expect:

  • You may feel more sensitive and emotional, sometimes really tired.
  • You will see an increase in skin pigmentation and the apparition of streaks.
  • Your breasts will increase in size, the nipple will be more sensitive and milk can start coming out before the end of the pregnancy. We recommend not manipulating the nipples.
  • Nausea and vomiting, particularly in the morning, are frequent during the first three months of pregnancy; you may even experience burning in the stomach during the second half of the pregnancy.
  • Constipation, hemorrhoids are frequent. Please follow a diet rich in fiber, juices and liquids.
  • Varices are frequent, particularly during the end of the pregnancy. Avoid very tight clothes. Do not remain standing for too long. Rest with the feet raised. We recommend using elastic stockings up to the waist. You should not worry about swelling in the feet and ankles during the day.
  • Back pain occurs mainly during the end of the pregnancy, when the pregnant women modify the posture of their body under the effect of the growth of the fetus. Use straight armchairs, avoid carrying anything heavy and use a hard mattress to rest.
  • During pregnancy, the need to urinate increases along with its frequency, which may require you to get up at night.
  • Do not get into contact with cats and other domestic animals (to prevent infectious diseases that may be transmitted to the fetus)
  • Do not eat any meat or eggs which are raw or not very cooked, or any non-dry charcuterie; you’re your hands after having touched meat in the kitchen and do not eat fresh vegetables without first washing them properly.
  • Avoid contact with sick people and infectious diseases, whoever they may be.
Last Update: 1/09/2014
– F. GARY CUNNINGHAM. Obstetricia de Williams (23ª ED). MCGRAW-HILL, 2011