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Tag Archive: first trimester

Vivid or Strange Dreams During Pregnancy
April 14, 2017 8:00 am | by

Many women report having more vivid dreams during pregnancy and that seems to be related to a myriad of factors – hormone shifts, increased sleeplessness, and wakefulness. Many mothers report that their dreams become more vivid and life-like during pregnancy. Some women who never remembered their nightly dreams before may find they are able to clearly recall dreams now. Other women will experience lucid dreams where some level of interaction with, or control over the dream is possible. The dreams during pregnancy may be more frightening and scary with thoughts of something being wrong with the baby, with their spouse,

 
Morning Sickness During Pregnancy
March 15, 2017 8:00 am | by

Morning sickness is a normal part of early pregnancy for about 80-90% of women. I think the term “morning sickness” was coined by working men who only saw their wives nausea in the mornings before they left for work. Many women I know have days when their nauseous feelings last all hours. Not every woman experiences morning sickness, however, and if you are one of these fortunate ladies, please keep your good fortune to yourself out of pity for the rest of us. Morning sickness is usually worse during the first trimester and very few women experience nausea throughout their

 
Figuring Your Estimated Due Date
March 10, 2017 11:00 am | by

Congratulations on your new pregnancy! One of the first things a women usually does in her first trimester is to figure out her estimated due date. You can use a similar technique your health care provider will use to figure out your estimated due date, or EDD. A doctor or midwife will figure your initial EDD, by figuring from your last normal menstrual period (LNMP). They will take the first day of your last period and add 266 days (or 38 weeks) to figure your estimated due date. This gives an estimate of your due date but it isn’t 100%

 
First Trimester of Pregnancy Developments
March 2, 2017 8:00 am | by

Congratulations, you’re pregnant!¬†This is a time of many changes right from the start.¬†The first three months of pregnancy are known as the first trimester. This period covers weeks 1-12 and there are a lot of changes that happen and physical challenges to overcome for some women. Emotional Changes of the First Trimester The feelings a mother may go through the first trimester can vary a great deal depending on her situation. Perhaps you’ve been trying to conceive and news of your positive pregnancy status has you elated. Or perhaps you are concerned about a tough financial or marital situation and