Your first trimester is often the toughest. Here you'll learn about common first trimester issues pregnant women experience including spotting, cramps, and more. Plus, we'll teach you how your healthcare provider will be tracking your weight gain, nutrition, hormones, blood pressure, and more - and why.
For most women, the first 12 or so weeks of pregnancy are the most consuming because everything is new, exciting, and a bit overwhelming. Consider this your manual for understanding everything to come.
Exhaustion, nausea, sore breasts and other symptoms are very common during the first trimester of pregnancy. While they usually do improve by the fourth month, it helps to know how to cope with these discomforts in the meantime.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! You've seen the positive markers on an at-home pregnancy test and a blood test has confirmed you're expecting. Now what do you do? Our checklist will help you get through your first trimester and pave the way for the rest of your pregnancy ... and your new life with Baby!
Levels of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (hCG) rise quickly in the first trimester, but hCG levels can vary significantly. Check out this guide to understanding your hCG levels throughout pregnancy.