What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments by

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month; others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them. You may also have other, less common, symptoms. Here’s what you might experience this month:

Physically

  • Fatigue
  • Decreasing urinary frequency
  • An end to, or a decrease in, nausea and vomiting (for a few women, morning sickness will continue; for a very few, it is just beginning)
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn, indigestion, flatulence, bloating
  • Continued breast enlargement, but usually decreased tenderness
  • Occasional headaches
  • Occasional faintness or dizziness, particularly with sudden change of position
  • Nasal congestion and occasional nosebleeds; ear stuffiness
  • Sensitive gums that may bleed when you brush
  • Increased appetite
  • Mild swelling of ankles and feet, and occasionally of hands and face
  • Varicose veins of legs and/or hemorrhoids
  • Slight increase in vaginal discharge
  • Fetal movement near the end of the month (but usually not this early, unless this is your second or subsequent pregnancy)

Emotionally

  • Mood swings, which may include irritability, irrationality, inexplicable, weepiness
  • Excitement and/or apprehension – if you have started to feel and look pregnant at last
  • Frustration at being “in between” – your regular wardrobe doesn’t fit  anymore, but you’re not looking pregnant enough for maternity clothes
  • A feeling you’re not quite together – you’re scattered, forgetful, drop things, have trouble concentrating


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