Having a child is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world. It is the first-hand experience of magic in real life.
But a woman’s body undergoes many changes when there is a new life inside. This blog is aimed at helping you identify the symptoms of one week pregnant and the entire first trimester. We will cover the other 2 trimesters in our following blogs.
Symptoms of one week pregnant (dalili za mimba ya wiki moja )
This is the most oblivious phase when a woman might not know that she has conceived. The first sign of having conceived a baby is a missed period. There aren’t too many changes in the body yet, because it is still in the phase of just learning about it too.
You might feel a little tired. This feeling of continued exhaustion might stay with you for a while because at this point the body requires a lot of nutrition. You might also experience frequent urination during this time. These are absolutely normal symptoms and you do not need to worry about them.
When to see the doctor?
You must visit the doctor in the first trimester because this is when you have just conceived. The doctor will have to conduct some tests to determine if the pregnancy is a confirmed one or are you simply experiencing a delayed period.
In case you are experiencing any burning sensation while urinating or are bleeding, you must immediately see the doctor. If there is any problem, it can be rectified easily with the help of a doctor at this stage.
The first trimester
The first trimester of your pregnancy is one where you have to observe utmost care. This is because your baby hasn’t even developed a heartbeat yet. In the truest of sense, your baby will get life only after the first trimester.
Any misstep at this time can prove to be fatal for your child. So, make sure that you are very careful. The most common symptom at this point will be nausea and vomiting. It is often referred to as ‘morning sickness’. Please note that just because it is called morning sickness doesn’t mean that it will happen to you only in the morning. It can happen at any time in the day. Some people experience it more and some others don’t get it at all.
In either case, it is something that you don’t need to worry a lot about. It is absolutely normal. However, if your nausea is extremely severe and doesn’t allow you to eat or drink anything at all, then you must speak to a doctor who can help you feel better.
The other important symptom is breast tenderness. This means that your nipples might get sore and hurt a little. For some this is very mild while for some others this can be a very acute pain. This usually happens because your breasts are preparing the mammary glands in order to be able to breast feed.
However, at times, you might feel like you have a fever. Please do NOT take any medication for the fever by yourself. Visit a doctor and only take medication that he or she prescribes to you. This is very important because it might damage the foetus if the proper medicine is not administered.
When to see the doctor?
Like we mentioned before, if you get a fever, it is critical that you see a doctor. A doctor will be able to tell you why you are getting the fever and what the best way to control your temperature is. In case you have eating anything unusual or undertaken any unusual activity, make sure you speak to the doctor about it.
Excessive bleeding is a major problem that needs to be addressed immediately. You CAN NOT take it lightly. Mild spotting is a normal thing in the initial phase; however, in case you are experiencing a relatively steady flow, you must see a doctor. The doctor will most likely diagnose the reason and prescribe bed rest for you. An itchy vagina or irregular vaginal discharge might also be an indication of infection. Make sure that you address it properly so that you can handle it before matters get worse.
On the whole
Motherhood is truly one of the most warm and beautiful experiences in the world. With a little care, attention and regular supervision from the doctor, you can most certainly make the experience a safe and enjoyable one.
Click below to know the symptoms of the second trimester of pregnancy ⬇️