Morning sickness. Those who have had a baby and who have experienced morning sickness understand that “morning sickness” does not just happen during the day. This feeling may persist throughout the day. To help alleviate nausea, you may try eating small frequent meals and stay hydrated. Avoid oily and fatty foods as these may aggravate the feeling further.
Frequent urination. On week 5 of pregnancy baby development, you may start to notice that you are peeing more frequently. This is because your kidneys are starting to process extra fluids.
Spotting. Do not be alarmed when you see a few light drops of blood, but not enough to cover an entire liner. This is the stage for when implantation bleeding happens, this type of spotting is normal.
If the bleeding persists for more than 48 hours, and if it is coupled with abdominal pain, consult your doctor immediately.
Mood swings. If your husband or partner starts to notice that you are happy one minute and are crying the next, this is completely normal. Mood swings are part of the whole journey, and your feelings may be due to your body adjusting to the flush of hormones.
No symptoms. If you are lucky, you could be some of the women who do not experience any symptoms. Not all pregnancies are the same, and not experiencing any symptoms is considered also normal, too.
Your Doctor Visits
What should I tell my doctor?
This is the best time to request for your very first prenatal appointment. If you have any health coverage from well-known HMOs such as Maxicare, Medicard, or Intellicare, check with them if your doctor’s visits and ultrasound costs are covered.