Invisible tummy yet visible symptoms!

From nausea, perhaps with vomiting, to mood swings and swollen breasts. There are many symptoms suggesting the early stage of pregnancy. You may well be unaware that you are pregnant; so, it is time to take a pregnancy test.

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If you have just got to know that you are pregnant, then I want to congratulate you! Most of the symptoms that you may be experiencing are likely to remain part of your life until approximately week 16 of your pregnancy.

Of course, each body is different, and every woman has different experiences. The best approach is to accept it and to not focus too much on the symptoms indicating the various changes in your body. Yes, it’s easier said than done, I know, but believe me it will get over soon.

I had morning sickness, and my doctor told me that the main reason for it was that my stomach was empty in the morning. Trying to tackle the cause, then, I first tried to eat in the morning, as soon as I woke up. Guess what happened… everything would come out, most frequently while brushing my teeth. Ugh…

It was a disgusting feeling. I got tears in my eyes and pain in my stomach due to the pressure of the food coming out. And so I decided to try something else.

As I woke up, I brushed my teeth as usual, and those vomiting noises and sickness would go away once I was done. Some 10-15 minutes afterwards, I had breakfast. Then, I would remain on my seat for another 10 minutes after finishing my breakfast. This allowed the food to settle down and voilà: no vomiting, no stomach pain. By changing my routine a little in the morning I felt so much better.

Having said that, again, every experience is different. There are some early stage symptoms which go away literally from one day to the other. Others, such as painful breasts, may decide to stick around longer (sometimes even the entire pregnancy).

The key is to work around it, and try to make the best of it. After all, once you get through this phase, the second trimester is the most enjoyable and beautiful one!

Which symptom are you experiencing?

What are you doing about it?

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