The first trimester of pregnancy brings lots of hormonal changes to the body. Learn about what you can expect and how to tell if you’re truly pregnant.
It is not surprising to hear of women who didn’t realize that they were pregnant until way past their first trimester of pregnancy. Still, for many other women, pregnancy is detected very early because they take note of the subtle changes. In as early as the first month of pregnancy noticeable physical and hormonal changes occur in a woman’s and if she is keen enough she’d know if she is pregnant.
1 Month Pregnant Ultrasound and Sonogram
After four weeks of pregnancy (1st Month) a fetal egg of 3-4mm in diameter can be seen in 1-Month-Old Ultrasound.
First Month Pregnancy Symptoms
The first symptom of pregnancy which should raise an alarm in sexually active women is a late period. This is in response to hormones released by the placenta after implantation of the zygote to the uterus.
Tender breasts are often increased in size-within two weeks of pregnancy hormonal changes result in increased breast size in preparation for the breastfeeding the newborn.
Abnormal fatigue and tiredness are also a sign. It is due to increased blood progesterone levels which is normal in pregnant women.
Morning sickness is a key indicator of pregnancy. It could begin as early as two weeks into pregnancy where nausea and vomiting is experienced.
Mood swings- pregnancy results in increased hormonal flow in the blood and this has the effect of making women overly emotional hence mood swings.
Being faint and dizzy could also be an indicator of pregnancy if you are a sexually active woman. This is due to a drop in blood pressure which is normal in pregnant women due to dilation of blood vessels.
A raised basal body temperature should also ring an alarm as an indicator for pregnancy. This is because pregnancy has an effect of raising the basal body temperature which is the temperature reading from the mouth immediately after a person has woken up.
In case of all the above symptoms appearing in a sexually active woman, a pregnancy test should be to confirm pregnancy or rule it out. A pregnancy test is a simple test which only requires urine and a pregnancy test kit. It tests for the presence of human chorionic gonadotrophin hormone which is only found in the urine of pregnant women.
1 Month Pregnant Belly
A noticeable belly would be produced at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy which is usually after 3-4 months of conception. However, for women who have been pregnant before, a slightly protruding belly can be seen if observed keenly. If pregnancy is real there would some form of protrusion behind the pubic bone due to an increase in the size of the uterus after conception.