Pregnancy First Month

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The earliest symptoms of pregnancy differ from person to person. For most, this is the month you discover you’re pregnant – and that positive pregnancy test (and a missed period) may be the only sign you have.

CHANGES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE

  • Nausea – the earliest signs of “morning sickness” can appear in the first month.
  • Breast Tenderness – your breasts or nipples may be swollen and tender to the touch.
  • Fatigue – you may feel tired as your body adjusts to hormonal changes.
  • Frequent Urination – a common side effect of the production of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which causes an increased need to urinate in early pregnancy.
  • Food Sensitivity – just the smell of food may turn your stomach.

HOW YOUR BABY IS DEVELOPING
Your baby is only .1 to .2 millimeters and at this stage is called a blastocyst. At three weeks pregnant, your child has already developed all his genetic material – and the sex is already decided.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR PRENATAL VISIT THIS MONTH 

  • A pregnancy test to confirm the pregnancy.
  • You’ll complete an extensive family medical history.
  • The doctor usually performs an internal pelvic exam to check your uterus, vagina, and cervix.
  • A Pap smear, if you haven’t had one in the past year.
  • Routine blood tests and urine tests may be performed.
  • An assessment of your health, including height, weight and blood pressure.
  • You will be prescribed a prenatal vitamin and folic acid.
  • Consult with your doctor about any over-the-counter or prescription drugs you take.
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