The first trimester is a dubious stage, where the women is not confirmed about her pregnancy. During this period, body structure and organ systems of the baby develops. This period has the greatest risk of birth defects and miscarriages. The expecting mother undergoes major changes during this stage, which often causes a variety of symptoms like:
Weight gain or loss
Craving or distaste for certain foods.
All these discomforts will gradually fade away as pregnancy progresses. Some women might not feel any kind of discomfort at all. But, as each women is different, so is each pregnancy.
Second Trimester (13th week - 28th week)
The second trimesters of pregnancy is the easiest stage, and is often called as 'golden period'. In this trimesters, most of the pregnancy symptoms will gradually decrease and the danger of miscarriage is also over. It is time when you will enjoy the feeling of creating a new life inside. The body will undergo some changes as well with the abdomen getting expanded, the baby also starts growing. At this stage the pregnant body may have:
Stretch marks on your abdomen
Darkening of skin around the nipples
Numbness in hands
Swelling of ankle, fingers and face
It is advisable to go for regular checkup for diabetes, as it is common during this stage of pregnancy. Symptoms, which requires immediate medical attention during this stage are hypertension, vaginal bleeding, diabetes, high fever etc.
Third Trimester (29th week - 40th week)
In this trimester of pregnancy, a women is likely to experience many changes in her body, as the baby grows fastest during this phase of pregnancy. In this stage, the mother feels a bit anxious and excited, as the due date is fast approaching and she will also experience the movement of the baby inside. Some new symptoms, that you will experience in this trimesters are:
Shortness of breath
Contractions in the abdomen
With the due date approaching, there are chances of mucus plug bursting anytime, which is a sign of approach to labor. This is the most important moment in a mothers life, which she knows will be painful, but it will be a moment to cherish forever.