WEEKS 5 – 8
periods / menses have not arrived on their expected
date. Are you Pregnant? Should you go to a doctor?
Can you confirm your self? Well if you are wondering
on similar lines, then go on and browse a bit
more to find out.
if you have missed your period and have been trying
to conceive its time for you to confirm you’re
suspicious and congratulate your self.
journey towards child-birth has just started,
but you may already show signs and symptoms of
means that you have terrible nausea or you feel
like vomiting but actual vomiting may or may
not be there.Alas! As the name suggests, the
affliction does not necessarily prevail during
the “morning” hours. You may feel ill at other
times or even throughout the day. This
ill feeling, lethargy, nausea and vomiting will
make you run away from food and drinks (If you
are one of the lucky ones you may escape having
there are always some things you can do to reduce
a bland diet and oil-free diet.
frequent small meals instead of two square
plenty of water
a dry cracker or toasts before you brush your
teeth or do anything after waking up in the
morning. Your partner can fix you this bed breakfast.
Curds may be helpful.
foods containing proteins and carbohydrates.
and anti vomiting drugs on prescription of your
doctor may help
not lie down immediately after meals.
your head elevated while sleeping.
and Seabands may prove helpful,
lastly, EAT SLOWLY AND EAT BEFORE NAUSEA STRIKES.
Breast discomfort and
may feel a tightening in your breast. Your breast
may begin to grow and nipples begin to darken
This is to prepare you for after delivery so be
of you may get spotting for 1 – 2 days during
expected time of periods, nothing to worry about.
in taste and aversions to certain foods.
frequency of urination due to the enlarging uterus
pressing on your urinary bladder.
of the most common complaints. It can be tackled
by adequate sleep, diet and rest. Take a break
from work after every 2 – 3 hours. And of course,
this is your time and your show. So if someone
is pampering you Be Pampered!
or Your Baby inside
baby is growing fast. From a single microscopic
cell, it grows up to the size of a thumbnail by
the 6th week. The heart starts beating
around this time and can be seen doing so on an
changes are not so obvious at this stage. Your
uterus though enlarging, can be made out to be
SEEN only by
an internal examination. ( P.V. – per vaginum
changes are much more obvious. You may become
irritable and have mood swings like during pre
menstrual time (Pre menstrual syndrome)
is the time for the spouse to provide emotional
may have misgivings and fear or joy and elation.
Regarding your pregnancy. You can come to us to
clear the former and share the latter with us.
OF FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYS.
is the right time for the first visit to your
doctor after your conception. During this visit
a detailed discussion regarding your pregnancy
and doubts with your doctor.
doctor may examine you thoroughly (including
an internal examination.)
baseline weight, height, BP, may be recorded
in the consulting room.
may carry out a urine test to confirm your pregnancy.
may be advised to get few baseline blood and
in a non-complicated pregnancy no medications
except Folic acid is required during this period.
but not the least, he may advice you regarding
various dos and don’ts of pregnancy which have
to be carefully followed.
immediately to your doctor in case of:
vomiting and acidity.
through the vagina: .
pain and burning micturation.
other medical illness.
in case of any doubts what so ever.
are few important instructions to be followed
by you during this period:
Since there are hardly any noticeable
changes in your body, your old clothes /dresses
still fit you. But it is always better to wear
loose and comfortable dresses/clothes. Footwear
should be flat and comfortable. High heels are
not only dangerous but may also increase your
No new exercise or strenuous exercises should
be done. Walking, swimming, yoga are some of
the best exercises. Prescribed
Work and Travel
You can work if your job does not involve heavy
physical work. Travelling by road especially
the ones here in India is not advisable. Air
and Rail travel is best. This may not always
seem feasible but you must atleast try avoiding
the jerks during travel as much as possible.
Long distance travelling and vacations should
be preferably avoided in the 1st
intercourse though not contraindicated, is bestavoided
during the first three months of pregnancy,
especially by women who have had bleeding during
pregnancy and previous abortions or pregnancy
losses. Caressing, fondling can be done
for sexual gratification without any worry.You
may find your sex drive makedly decreased during
this period andsome
may even develop an aversion to it. May be its
nature’s way of safeguarding the pregnancy.
Your spouse will have to bear this in mind and
be extra understanding
No medication should be started
unless your doctor has been communicated and
informed regarding your pregnant state.