A normal, full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks, and can range from 37-42 weeks. It’s divided into three trimesters. Each trimester lasts between 12 and 14 weeks, or about three months.
Each trimester comes with its own specific hormonal and physiological changes. Being aware of the ways that your growing baby is affecting your body will help you to better prepare yourself for these changes as they happen. It’s also helpful to be aware of the specific risk factors (and associated medical tests) for each of the three trimesters.
Pregnancy – First Trimester
- First trimester everything is changing in your body is to accommodate a new life. symptoms you might be experiencing: like morning sickness, learn how to placate those nagging symptoms, foods to avoid and more
These five natural remedied can help to cope with morning sickness.
- Ginger helps to reduce nausea. You can boil fresh ginger slices to make a ginger tea it is caffeine-free and safe to drink. if you don’t like the taste of ginger, it is good to drink ginger ale.
- Ginger, while effective, is not suitable if your body type is (pitta type of body) it is too “warming.” In this case you can drink peppermint tea instead, which is more( kapha type of body )type of body “cooling” as a drink. As an herbal tea, peppermint is also caffeine-free and safe for pregnancy. You can also try sucking on a peppermint candy or ginger candy when that icky feeling sneaks up on you for quick relief,
- Eating protein is good if you eat before getting hungry, because protein has vitamin B6, which can reduce nausea. Vitamin B6 is found in protein-rich food like meat, eggs, whole grains and nuts. It also helps the production of red blood cells, which is important for the baby.
- In pregnancy women often crave for sour food, and it’s possible that sour food can reduce nausea. citric fruits like oranges, lemons, grapefruit and berries, you can eat preserved foods like pickles and plums. sour candies can help too.
- There is an acupressure point on your wrist that can help reduce nausea. the “inner gate,” it can be found around one and a half inches up your wrist. Locate the spot between the two bones, and press down hard on the nerve for at least two minutes. “sea sickness band can help, wear it on your wrist. It stimulates the same acupressure point
Pregnancy – Second Trimester
- For the most women second trimester is the easiest. because body is adapting to pregnancy changes and your baby is growing quickly.
Pregnancy – Third Trimester
- It is planning, to-do list and prepare yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
- Eating methipak, (see recipe)
- Drink saffron milk (pinch of saffron in 1 glass of warm milk) optional to add sugar
- Prepare and freeze meals
- Pack bags for the hospital
- Fit babies car seat properly
- Shop for baby clothes
- Do your baby room
- Take up pregnancy yoga