They say that the first trimester is the hardest in any pregnancy and you have just completed the first three months of your journey into motherhood. As you enter the fourth month, here are some symptoms you may notice.
haemorrhoids due to the pressure created by the growing baby on the rectal veins, which can be very painful.
Bleeding gums occurs in many pregnant women due to the increase in pregnancy hormones, which makes your gums softer and more sensitive. It is the reason why you may brush your teeth and see a little bleeding. This symptom usually disappears after pregnancy.
Heartburn is a common symptom for a lot of pregnant women. This is mainly due to the fact that digestion slows down during pregnancy, leading to heartburn. The way to avoid this is to have lots of water and not have too many heavy meals in a day, making it easier for the body to digest food.
Your skin also undergoes many changes during pregnancy. Some women may see blotchy skin due to the increase in pregnancy hormones. It is important to take care of your skin at this point by using mild moisturisers and lotions.
The nipples and the areolas will acquire a darker shade and the veins of the breasts will also be more pronounced during pregnancy.
At this stage, the foetus can cause a lot of changes to the mother’s body. Nosebleeds are one of them. Bleeding is never a good sign, but during pregnancy, some women experience mild nosebleeds. These mainly occur because of a high volume of blood being pumped by the body to manage the pregnancy. If it persists, consult a doctor
heartburn and indigestion.
spider or varicose veins.
shortness of breath.
nasal swelling and congestion.
irritated or bleeding gums.
Other symptoms — like heartburn, constipation, and shortness of breath — are because your growing uterus is shifting your other organs around. We would tell you it gets better, but … these things tend to persist until delivery