The first month of your pregnancy begins in the 3rd week after your last menstrual cycle. Early pregnancy signs include fatigue and nausea.
Once you discover you’re pregnant, you experience a rush of emotions. You probably have a myriad of questions at the start of your pregnancy. Affinity Health provides these tips on managing the first few months of pregnancy.
What happens in the first trimester?
The best things in life come in threes, and trimesters make pregnancy an adventure. The changes that occur to you and your baby fall into three main categories:
- Early-stage – this is the first trimester.
- Middle stage – this is the second trimester.
- Late-stage – this is the third trimester.
A full-term pregnancy lasts approximately nine months. Nine months may sound like a long time to wait for your baby to arrive. But you can relax knowing that African bush elephants are pregnant for 22 months!
How does pregnancy affect a woman’s body?
The first trimester starts on the first day of your last period. It lasts until the end of the 13th week from your last period.