Signs And Symptoms Of Pregnancy

There are different signs and symptoms to look out for in pregnancy. Whether you’re a first-time mom or an experienced preggo, we got you covered. Did you know you can experience different symptoms in different pregnancies?


Let’s find out what to expect during different stages of your pregnancy and essential tips to help you through it. 


First trimester: Week 1 to 12

Signs to look out for in this trimester: Missed period, mild cramping and spotting, mood swings, morning sickness, nausea, aching/tingling breast, faster heartbeat, nipple changes, frequent urination, high blood pressure, and bloating.


Tips to help you during this stage

Avoid smoking

Symptoms don’t require treatment. It lasts less than 3 days

Avoid alcohol

Stay hydrated

Sleep well

Exercise cautiously

Keep your bedroom cool always

 Eat salt crackers in the morning to reduce sensation.

Purchase a breast pad that fit

Reduce rigorous exercises

Get breast pads

Second trimester: Week 14 to 27

Signs to look out for in this stage

  • Gestational diabetes
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Nasal problems
  • Anaemia
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting blood
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Backaches
  • Dental problems
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin changes
  • Sun sensitivity
  • Braxton hick’s contraction
  • Stretch marks


Tips to help you during this stage

  • Take lots of water during this stage
  • Invest in dark vegetables like ugwu, bitterleaf, etc
  • Always attend your antenatal classes
  • Be open with your doctor and relate any issues you’re experiencing to them


Third trimester: Week 29 to 40

  • Frequent urination
  • Contractions
  • Spider veins, varicose veins
  • Heartburn
  • Backache
  • Shortness of breath


Tips to help you in the last leg

Say positive affirmations

Use a pillow to support your sleeping position

Stay creative

Cry if you want to. Your emotions are valid! Carrying a baby isn’t as easy as people make it seem. Well done, mama! You'll receive your baby in good health and happiness.


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