I’m pregnant with my second child now, and believe me, not all pregnancies are the same – although some symptoms are similar. These are pregnancy facts that I know through experience as well as reading magazines and books.
First of all you may suspect that you are pregnant if you have amenorrhea then the confirmation is the result of pregnancy test. I did not experienced vomiting like most pregnant women but I did experience headaches. I also notice that in my 1st trimester I easily salivate and I crave certain food and fruits. I also became a picky eater and I don’t like to smell strong odors because it affects my appetite and can trigger my headache. I crave for barbecued chicken liver during that time and there are some foods that I just don’t like to eat or even smell.
In my first medical check up to my doctor my baby is still too young for the heartbeat to be detected so she asked for an ultrasound. I had my ultrasound at my 3rd- month and it is also my first glimpse of my baby and definitely it was love at first sight. My baby is already complete I can clearly see it on the monitor and its heart is moving with every beat. It was a feeling of happiness beyond compare the realization that a new life is growing inside you. It is your own flesh and blood depending on you to survive. At this stage your baby is already complete and even if it moves inside you it is still too small to be felt.
The problems I have with my pregnancy are varicose veins and swelling of my ankle. This is also the reason why on my 7th month my doctor prescribed Daflon 500mg to be taken two times a day for one month. You must take note that in the first trimester of pregnancy taking in of medications is not recommended because it is the time of the growth and development of your baby’s vital organs. In my first pregnancy I had hemorrhoids but now at 8 months pregnant I did not have it. I make it a habit to eat papaya every day for smooth bowel movement. Avocado and pineapple are also good and offers the same benefits. Avocado is a fruit that a pregnant woman must eat especially on the 1st trimester because it is rich in folic acid which is essential for the development of your baby. During the 3rd trimester my doctor prescribed ferrous sulphate and Caltrate because this is the time when your baby stores iron while calcium is essential for your upcoming labor.