Signs Of Pregnancy - What To Expect If You're Trying To Get Pregnant!

By Mark Walters

When you are pregnant, a lot of changes are happening within your body, and these can cause you various unexpected problems. Changes in your body during pregnancy will occur during the different trimesters. The first and the last trimester are typically when women feel the most discomfort, as this is when the most radical changes are occurring. Thus, you may be uncomfortable and ill during this time.

Morning sickness or, for that matter, a feeling of nausea any time of the day, is a very common consequence of pregnancy, and happens most frequently in the first trimester. There also may be an increased sensitivity to smells which will trigger nausea. Sometimes these smells are ones that are typically enjoyed when not pregnant.

Urinary frequency and thirst in prenatal care is another common side effect of pregnancy. Women tend to be more thirsty and need more nourishment, including drinking plenty of water. Drinking more fluids, coupled with the uterus growing and pressing on your bladder, will cause you to have to urinate a lot more frequently than normal. This is common throughout the pregnancy but is most pronounced during the first and last trimesters. During the second trimester, this usually subsides a bit, but most women will still have a sense of having to urinate more frequently than when not pregnant.

If you are having trouble sleeping while you are pregnant, try lying on your side and using pillows under your stomach and between your legs. This added cushion will often increase the comfort, allowing you to have a more restful sleep. Doing relaxation exercises, taking a warm bath and going to bed only when you are tired will also help with feelings of restlessness. If you are having trouble sleeping, it may be best to simply get up for awhile and go back to bed awhile later.

Skin, nails and hair are also affected when pregnant. You may find your skin becomes excessively oily or dry, and your hair may lose its luster or thin a bit. These changes will go back to normal after you give birth. The increased hormone levels will affect this significantly. It is usually recommended that you do not do anything drastic to your hair such as coloring it or getting it permed. Your hair may not react the same to various chemicals so now is not the time to drastically change your hairstyle.

Bear in mind that the changes and problems mentioned above are just temporary though, and that although they may be be uncomfortable or annoying, they are not anything to worry about. However, should you feel that any of them are becoming unbearable, then you can contact your doctor, who may be able to advise you on some techniques that you can implement to lessen the impact that they are having on you. - 30525

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