First Trimester

Ask questions here about what to expect during the first trimester, the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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Spotting While Pregnant
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First Trimester

Is spotting during the first trimester normal?

Yes. Spotting during the first trimester is very normal and sometimes spotting may go along with mild cramps. Many times the spotting is caused by your uterus growing and breaking small vessels for more room. However if you are having spotting which continues to bleeding and filling a maxi an hour for 3 hours along with heavy cramping there is a great chance you are having a miscarriage. When you are in this situation Dr's advise on an immediate call and will have you come in, even though there is nothing they can do to stop the miscarriage, before or during, if there is a problem with you...i.e bleeding wont stop or anything more problematic happens they can help you.

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Can i eat watermelon in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Yes.It is good for both you and your baby.

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Morning Sickness

When does morning sickness normally stop during pregnancy?

Usually at around 12-16 weeks. Some women then experience it towards the end of pregnancy, but this is then more typically caused by the baby pressing on the stomach. However, just as every woman is different, every woman's pregnancy symptoms are also different. While some women never get morning sickness, others will find that theirs finishes at around 12 weeks, others not until 24 weeks and others have it for the whole pregnancy!
== == Morning sickness, if you get it at all, usually lasts until the second trimester. Not to say that a few times in the second trimester is abnormal. A few women have morning sickness later in their pregnancy, though. For the majority of women it stops around the 12th week, but for many women it continues until the 14th to 16th week. About half of the women feel complete relief by 14 weeks. For the rest, it may take one more month or so for it to stop. It can return later, and for some unlucky women it can come and go throughout the entire pregnancy. There is not a set time for it to stop because each woman is different, and each pregnancy is different.

If nausea and vomiting persists well into the second trimester (after the 13th week) you should contact your doctor just to be on the safe side. It is not harmful to you or your baby unless you have excessive vomiting and can't keep anything down.

If you have severe morning sickness, talk to your health care professional who can determine if you will need a prescription medication. The medication worked for me, but is different for every woman. Do not take over the counter medications without checking with your medical professional first.

Should you be unable to eat or drink fluids and keep it down for 24 hours straight, you may have something called hyperemesis gravidarum. This condition can be harmful to both you and your baby, so you should contact your doctor right away, if these more severe symptoms occur, to see if you need any special treatment. * Everyone is different when it comes to the lovely symptoms and side effects of pregnancy. My morning sickness went away as soon as I hit my 4th month, like someone hit the off switch, while other women have it all the way through their pregnancy. Try eating a piece of dry toast or some crackers to settle your stomach, things will get better. Congratulations and enjoy being pregnant, it can be one of the best times in your life. == == * Each pregnancy is different, some will not have morning sickness at all, some will have it the whole nine months. If you are lucky, it should start to get better by your 13th week. * It all depends on the person. With my first child I was sick the whole pregnancy. I lost 30 lbs. With my second child I lost 20 lbs but was only sick until the middle of the second trimester (unless I didn't eat first thing in the morning). For my last child I was only a little nauseated. * Normal morning sickness peaks around weeks 8-10 and feels much better by week 12 and is gone completely by week 16.

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Cramping During Pregnancy
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Are dizziness and cramping normal in the first trimester?

Yes, dizziness, cramps and headaches are all normal in pregnancy - most often caused by hormonal fluctuations.

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Vitamins During Pregnancy

Should you take vitamins while pregnant?

"There is a point at which you should start being careful about vitamin supplements -- some are not recommended for use during pregnancy. Anyway, your OB should be able to fill you in. It should be possible to get everything you need through diet, barring those weird and wonderful (not!) shortages that your body invents during pregnancy -- magnesium/potassium and calcium leap to mind for a few people I know -- when you do need extras."

"Take a multi-vitamin with folic acid (cuts down the chance of neural tube defects)."

"Take a folate supplement. Folate has been shown to lessen the risk of spina bifida and other birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. Folate (also known as folic acid) should be added to your diet and into pregnancy. You can get the 0.4-1.0 milligrams you need from a multivitamin or prenatal supplement or by eating more dark green leafy vegetables, liver, fruit, green beans and whole grains."

You should take the necessary pre-natal vitamins given to you by your OB-GYN. Most pregnant women also are directed by their OB to take Iron tablets since iron deficiency is very common among pregnant women. Beofre taking any additional vitamins, you should ALWAYS ask your OB-GYN to ensure the safety of your baby.

when i found out the other day that i am pregnant, the nurse was telling me about pre-natal pills, and explained to me that they are a very large pill and that most women have a hard time taking them. after telling the nurse i have a hard enough time takig Tylenol, she told me than any MULTI - VITAMIN would do, she said that even a wal-mart no name brand would work. she also informed me that while she was pregnant with her first the thing that kept her baby the healthiest was when she was taking those flinstone chewables.

Actually you can take multivitamins but they have to at least have 800 mcg folic acid in them otherwise you are not getting enough folic acid that you need for healthy development of baby. However, most multivitamins have vitamin A which pregnant women are not supposed to be taking - it causes harm. Talking to you doctor is the best option to find the best prenatal vitamins for you.

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What are the possible effects of wintergreen oil massage during pregnancy?

As the ultrasound scan showed everything was normal I wouldn't worry too much. However, I would ask a medically qualified person to clear your mind before you start using the oil again.

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Is it normal to lose weight in the first 17 weeks of pregnancy?

I don't know how normal it is to lose weight early in pregnancy, but it certainly is not unusual or uncommon.

I lost several pounds during my first pregnancy. And I ended up having a very healthy 10 pound baby boy who is now a healthy and energetic 5'7" 12-year-old. He's a gifted student with above average intelligence; happy and outgoing with many friends; musically talented, technically inclined.

Obviously, my losing a few pounds in my first trimester didn't hurt him a bit.

Have a little faith in your doctor.

Congratulations and Good Luck!

I have to agree, listen to your doctor. With my first child I lost ten pounds and with my second I lost almost 20. Both from being sick so much in the first trimester. But had an end result of two very healthy baby's.

I'm in the 14th week now and still having nausea and morning sickness. I have lost 9 pounds+. The frequency of vomitting has reduced and it's like 1-2 days a week but when I throw up, I throw up the whole day. Can I hope to get better in next 2-3 weeks ?

With my first child I was sick the first five months, as well as having a bout with E-Coli, lost 19 lbs. Gradually gained it back so at the end of the pregnancy I had gained a net 1(one)lb. An 8 lb boy with the brain of Einstein, and as cute as Ashton.

I lost over 15 pounds in the first 12 weeks, and am currently 18 weeks, and not gaining it back quickly at all. My doctor says I am doing great, so that is what I go by! I would talk to your doctor to be sure.

I was super sick the first 12 weeks, and currently have about 1/3 of the appetite I did before I ever got preg. I still throw up every now and then, and have horrible indigestion! I have wrote it off as I am just going to be one of those "unlucky" ones! :) Just think of it this way...it helps not to OVER eat!

pregnancy weightI'm in the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy and i am starting to lose weight I'm already a thin person weighing only 56kg at 184cm in height, but in the last 3 days I've gone from 56 to 53 and now I'm 52.... I'm going to buy another set of scales even though the ones i have are only a few weeks old, i cant help but think this inst healthy.... i eat a lot more than i used to and i get nausea but don't throw up... its weird.. i just don't know how I'm losing weight..

A lot of women lose weight during the first trimester. I lost about 5 pounds. I was told it has to do with your body adjusting to the extra hormones. I didn't get morning sicknes at all. Now I'm 36 weeks and the worst thing I experience is very bad heartburn. I have started to get lightheaded though. Throughout the day though I get very sharp pains in my groin muscles, and around the vagina (where the groin muscles come together. I have gained a healthy 20 pounds so far, and am all baby. Though they say she's only going to be maybe 7 pounds, very nice....

with my first baby i was 2 stone lighter when i gave birth than when i concieved i now have a healthy 2 year old 92cm boy who weighs in at around 36lb with my second i was 1 and half stone lighter when i gave birth than at conception he is a healthy 1 yer old boy at 79 cm and weighs in at around 25LB so i dont think it does cause harm well not in my case anyway

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Cramping During Pregnancy
First Trimester

Is it normal to have dizziness at 18 weeks?

If you were on bed-rest it could be circulation, but dizziness is also common in pregnancy too.

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Spotting While Pregnant
First Trimester

What does dark brown spotting during early pregnancy mean?

Vaginal bleeding or spotting can occur during pregnancy for many reasons. This can be a very frightening experience for an expectant mom. If you experience any bleeding during pregnancy contact your doctor immediately. Some women will have spotting or bleeding during early pregnancy. Twenty to twenty-five percent of women have spotting or bleeding during pregnancy. Half of these women go on to have no other problems due to the bleeding. This can be caused by many reasons.

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Hello i was wondering the same thing. How did you go at the doctors? was it a misscarry, or was it implantation bleeding? Please reply, i think i am pregnant. Did you get any cramps for a couple of hours when you where bleeding this brown blood?

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Hi, i might be 5weeks pregnant though i strongly believe that I'm only 3weeks.. My last period was March 25, 2008 and today is April 28,2008 and I'm having this thick brown spotting, it's mixed up with transparent mucus. Just a little amount of it but after few minutes it became watery and dark red and in greater amount that doesn't appear to be in spot stains anymore.. Anyway, my breasts feel bruised and im having back pains and cramps but the cramps got worse while im bleeding or having the brown spotting.. Is that just a 7 days late period? or it is a clear sign of pregnancy? pls. reply..

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Showing During Pregnancy
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Can you suck in your stomach if you're pregnant?

Yea, for the first couple of months you can. But what is the point of that, you're not even showing at this time.

When you do start to show, sorry, there's no sucking in to hide that sucker. You should be proud of your pregnant belly. If you're worried that other folks will think you're just fat, if you wear the right maternity clothes, it will be obvious that that's a pregnant belly you're carrying around. Wearing the right clothing, that fits you well, will improve your self-confidence and make you feel better about the weight.

You can definitely try to, but once the baby starts showing, usually around the 4th-5th month, it won't make much of a difference. You'll be able to feel the muscles clench and everything, but your stomach won't suck in much at all.

No, the baby is in the way. A pregnant stomach is hard.

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Is first trimester really difficult?

becoming new mumwell what can i say i have 6 kids and yes it can be u are sick tired and your body is trying to come to terms with all the hormal changes but there is a light at the end lol and that's your baby so habg in there u will soon forget when you see that baby face good luck. cathryn
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Is it safe to use cream bleach for face or body after the first trimester?

  • Jen, Waxing, plucking or shaving the unwanted hair is safe, but hair removal creams (depilatories)contain chemicals that haven't been extensively studied. Just to be on the safe side I would avoid it. The skin is the largest organ of the body so anything you put on your skin in dissolved into the body.
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Stomach

Do your stomach get hard on the top of your stomach first?

No, during pregnancy, the uterus grows up from the pubic bone, therefore getting hard on the bottom first. But during the first trimester, your stomach shouldn't be hard at all. The uterus doesn't even rise up above the pubic bone until at least 12 weeks, which is the end of the first trimester.

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What does a pregnant woman feel inside her stomach during her first trimester?

If you are talking about the baby moving, most women don't feel anything until at least 16-20 weeks, which 4 or 5 months. Some women who have had children before, or women who are very slim may feel movement slightly earlier than others.

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Do pregnant women feel craps in the first trimester?

Some women have cramping throughout the entire first trimester, while other don't. The cramping is usually caused by the uterus stretching and their body getting used to being pregnant.

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Gay Lesbian and Bisexual
First Trimester

Why do gay people use condoms?

Straight, gay, or bisexual people use condoms to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Simple. No matter your sexual orientation, every person who has sex risks the chance of getting an STI or STD. Things such as Chalmydia, Gonorea HIV and AIDS for example. A condom is the only way to prevent catching an STI or STD>
Condoms are worn by both straight and gay people to prevent disease, among other reasons.
To protect themselves from getting a sexually transmitted disease.
To prevent diseases.

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Is it normal to be fidgety nervous and or restless during your first trimester?

Just about anything can be normal. You have a lot of hormones being produced in overtime during the first trimester. If you are still concerned talk to your doctor. They will be able to help you better.

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How do your stomach feel at 2 weeks pregnant?

At only 2 weeks pregnant, your stomach wouldn't feel like anything. 2 weeks pregnant is technically considered the time of conception, give or take a few days. The number of weeks you are pregnant starts from the first day of your last period, and conception takes place roughly 2 weeks after that. So at 2 weeks, you are barely even pregnant, and it would not even show up on a pregnancy test for at least 2 more weeks.

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Alcoholism
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

How does alcohol effect the fetus in the first term of pregnancy?

If your pregnant you shouldn't have any alchool. You never know what is developing at that time. If you were drinking when your baby is developing a nose, eyes, mouth, brain, any part of the body you could mess it up. things won't develop the way they are supposed to. But i guess it just a roll of the dice...wether or not anything is developing...and no one can tell you what exactally is forming on what day...are you willing to take that chance?

Answer 2: Children whose mothers drank even moderates amount of alcohol during pregnancy can suffer from diasabilities, including behavioral problems and learning deficits. You don't have to be an alcoholic to hurt your baby remarks Professor Ann Streissguth, of the fetal alcohol and drug unit at the University of Washington, "you just have to be drinking enough and pregnant." No minimal dose has ever been established below which there are no risks. The wisest course for women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy may be not to drink any alcohol at all. See Jehovah's Witnesses official website 10/8/05 Awake under Alcohol Misuse and Health.

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Can you suck in your stomach really tight while pregnant?

You can't suck the baby in if that is what you mean. Otherwise it's like normal.

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Health
Conditions and Diseases
First Trimester

Why would you get blisters on the roof of your mouth?

The question is "how". I've gotten lumps in the back of my throat before and the doctors called it "cobblestoneing" it comes from irritation and some people are just more prone than others.

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Fetal Development
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Why would a fetus stop developing at 6 month?

maybe because there isn't enough nutrients in the blood suppy to the egg

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Pregnancy Symptoms
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Can you suck in a pregnant stomch at just a few weeks?

One of my friends got pregnant when she was a teen and she could suck in her stomach. I wouldn't recommend it though. Sucking in your stomach won't affect a pregnancy one way or the other. You are pulling in your abdominal muscles which are nowhere near your uterus.

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Supernatural and the Occult
Cramping During Pregnancy
First Trimester
Plural Nouns

Is there an explanation as to why you heard someone come in to your room walk round your bed climb in beside and hug you as if it was a normal event then go when you asked who it was?

Uh, wierd. Hopefully not a family member. ==new answer==need more information such as, was this person asleep at the time,taking medication, etc. In order to answer this question, more details are necessary. Was it a dream or was this person awake at the time? Halucinations can usually be addressed by putting the full attention on investigating what it is rather than secumb to fear and have them continue unabated. ==new answer==need more information such as, was this person asleep at the time,taking medication, etc. In order to answer this question, more details are necessary. Was it a dream or was this person awake at the time? Halucinations can usually be addressed by putting the full attention on investigating what it is rather than secumb to fear and have them continue unabated. ==new answer==need more information such as, was this person asleep at the time,taking medication, etc. In order to answer this question, more details are necessary. Was it a dream or was this person awake at the time? Halucinations can usually be addressed by putting the full attention on investigating what it is rather than secumb to fear and have them continue unabated. ==new answer==need more information such as, was this person asleep at the time,taking medication, etc. In order to answer this question, more details are necessary. Was it a dream or was this person awake at the time? Halucinations can usually be addressed by putting the full attention on investigating what it is rather than secumb to fear and have them continue unabated.

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Is it safe to eat vinegar during first trimester?

Yes, it's fine to eat vinegar. Don't worry.

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