During pregnancy your body changes a lot. You experience the following changes:
- You do not have your menstrual period.
- You gain weight.
You may have one or more of the following discomforts, which are normal:
Later in your pregnancy, you may get other discomforts:
- stretch marks on your belly;
- painful/swollen legs and feet;
Your emotions and moods can change very quickly. For example, you may be happy one moment and feel sad or anxious the next.
- Have a light breakfast;
- Eat several small portions of food during the day;
- Drink enough water during the day;
- Go to a doctor if you have to vomit more than 3 times a day.
It can also help to:
- Eat something small before you get out of bed and when you go to bed;
- Drink some milk or ginger tea.
- Rest a lot;
- Go to a doctor to check if you have enough iron in your blood.
- Drink a lot of water;
- Drink fresh orange juice;
- Eat whole-wheat bread;
- Stay active.
- Brush your teeth 3 times a day;
- Go to a dentist if the infection remains.
Put a hydrating cream or oil on your belly to care for your skin.
Painful/swollen legs and feet
Raise your legs up high when sitting down.
- Sit straight;
- Bend your knees when lifting heavy objects;
- Do not wear high heels;
- Take light exercise, for example: walking, swimming or cycling.
After delivery, your body may remain a bit different from what it was before your pregnancy. For example: difference in weight, changed shape of belly and breasts.