You are pregnant! Congratulations! This week will be an adjustment for both you and your baby.
What to Expect in the First Week of Pregnancy
The first week of pregnancy can be a little confusing, but don’t worry! Here are some basics to help you get started: In the first few days of your pregnancy, you may experience some mild cramps and vaginal discharge. This is normal and should go away in a few days. You will also start to feel more bloated and might have difficulty getting comfortable. This is because your uterus has started to grow and your body is preparing for the arrival of the baby. Don’t worry if you don’t feel very pregnant yet; it can take up to two weeks for hormones levels to peak and for your body to start changing.
Changes in Your Body
There are a few changes that will happen in your body during pregnancy. You may experience an increase in appetite and a change in your menstrual cycle. Some women also experience nausea and vomiting during the first few weeks of pregnancy.
Changes in Your Mood
The mood changes during early pregnancy are common and natural. You may feel more emotional, happy, or excited than usual. Some women even feel more energetic and optimistic than usual. Some mood changes may be temporary, while others may be more permanent.
Changes in Your Energy Levels
You may feel more energetic during the first few weeks of your pregnancy. This is because your body is adjusting to the new hormones and growing larger. You may also experience a burst of energy at the beginning of each menstrual cycle, which is known as ovulation.
This is an exciting time in your life! Be sure to take advantage of the resources available to you. Talk to your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have.