Almost from the moment of conception, a woman’s body begins to change. Many changes take place to a woman’s body during pregnancy. In fact, a woman’s body very rarely will ever experience changes as dramatically and as rapidly as it does during pregnancy. The changes that take place to a woman’s body during the first trimester of pregnancy, however, tend to be more subtle than the changes that come later on.
The first and most obvious change that takes place to your body during the first trimester of pregnancy is often the very thing that first lets you know that you may be pregnant: you stop having a period. During pregnancy, a woman will never have a period. By definition, a period is the expelling of the lining of the uterus during a woman’s monthly cycle. Although it is possible to have spotting or bleeding during pregnancy, a woman will never have a true period until after her baby is born.
Another change that takes place to your body during the first trimester of your pregnancy is changes to your breasts. Breasts tend to swell, even during the first trimester, and the nipples will often become sensitive. Later on, as you come closer to giving birth, other changes will take place to your breasts as they begin to produce milk in order to feed your newborn baby.
You will probably be more tired during your first trimester than you were before becoming pregnant. You will also probably be more tired during the first trimester than you will be during the second trimester. This is because the changing levels of hormones tend to cause you to feel frequently fatigued.
Acne typically increases or appears during the first trimester of pregnancy. This can be one of the more frustrating changes that take place to your body during the first trimester of pregnancy. Skin care is essential during this time to keep the acne outbreaks from getting out of control.