First TrimesterDuring the first three months of pregnancy, or the first trimester, there are many changes happening in your body. As it adjusts to the pregnancy, you may experience nausea, fatigue, cramps in the lower abdomen, mood swings, stress - just to name the few. Remember that these discomforts are normal and will go away as your pregnancy progresses, so do not worry about them. Just as each woman is different, so is each pregnancy. When you are tired, get some rest. If you feel stressed, try to find the way to relax. Accept that your normal routine is changing. It is very important to visit Dr Divanovic during these early stages. He will perform several tests to check the health of both you and your baby. Dr Divanovic will also be able to answer questions about any concerns or fears that you might have, and he will tell you what you can do to make your pregnancy as easy as possible. Advise and information on pregnancy is abound on internet and the people around you will be very happy to give you their opinion on what you should and should not do in pregnancy. All this well meaning advise can be very often confusing to you as lots of it does not make sense and may even make you feel scared and deprive you of enjoying full life. Pay attention to what your body is telling you and listen to Dr Divanovic advice. He will discuss with you what types of exercise you can do, what you should eat for good nutrition, what supplements are good for pregnancy and what you you should avoid during this time. This is an exciting time, and it is important to understand what you should expect during your pregnancy.
Second TrimesterMost women find 2nd trimester of pregnancy to be easier than the 1st trimester. Morning sickness, fatigue and many other things that might have bothered you during the first 3 months will desapear as your body adapts to the growing baby. Your abdomen will expand as you gain weight and the baby continues to grow.Before the trimester is over you will start to feel your baby beginning to move. Most women feel movements before 22 competed weeks. You should be gaining about 1 to 2 kg per month during 2nd trimester. With this weight gain you might notice that your posture has changed or that you are having backaches. Make sure to inform Dr Divanovic of any changes you might have noticed. During your visits to Dr Divanovic, you will be able to hear baby’s heartbeat, see the baby’s development and determine the baby’s age. During second trimester tests will be done to determine if baby is healthy or if you are at risk of any complications and need to be monitored more closely. These tests will determine what type of care you should be receiving for the rest of your pregnancy.
Third TrimesterIt is exciting to know that in a few short months from the beginning of the 3rd trimester you will be holding your new baby in your arms. Your baby continues to grow and move, but now it has less room so you might not feel as many kicks as you did during the 2nd trimester. You start to feel more pressure on your organs, and you might have to go to bathroom often or find it hard to breathe. Do not worry, your baby is fine and, this is normal, and these problems will subside once you give birth.
By the end of your pregnancy you should have gained 12 to 14 kg. Of those, baby, expanding uterus, placenta and amniotic fluid make 6 to 7 kg, so you will loose that weight soon after delivery.
At your first visit to Dr Divanovic, you will be given the schedule of visits for the duration of pregnancy and he will explain to you what to expect at every visit. That way you will be well informed. Be sure to visit Dr Divanovic as scheduled, and he will answer all your questions about pregnancy and address your concerns about labour and delivery.