Mother & Child Care Unit
To discover that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting and daunting times of your life. So get ready for the rollercoaster ride of pregnancy on the road to parenthood. Expectant mothers understandably want to know, What can I do to make sure my baby is as healthy as possible? And what can I do to make sure I stay healthyand happyduring my pregnancy?
Nearly each day of pregnancy will bring new experiences. Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, counting from the first day of your last normal period. The weeks are grouped into three trimesters. During the first trimester your body undergoes many changes. Hormonal changes affect almost every organ system in your body. These changes can trigger some common symptoms of pregnancy like nausea (Morning sickness), constipation, heart burns, sore and growing breasts, cravings or distaste for certain foods, fatigue and body aches and emotional changes like mood swings.