6 common questions during Pregnancy
I have recently got to know that I am expecting. With all the happiness I am at the same time feeling lost with all the queries in my mind. How can an early pregnancy session help me?
Along with the excitement that you are having as new parents, also comes apprehensions as to what is right and what should be avoided during the journey of pregnancy. It becomes difficult for a newly pregnant mom to ask so many questions from her obstetrician in the OPD consult. Our experts are here to take care of your worries. In the early pregnancy class at Aakash Birth Studio, with our panel of experts you learn:
- * Physical and emotional changes in pregnancy
- * Myths and realities in pregnancy
- * Tests and scans
- * Preparing for motherhood; knowing the importance of exercises, birth preparation, lactation, etc.
- * A session with the nutritionist
- * Demo of posture correction and breathing techniques for 1st trimester.
- * Natural cures for early pregnancy symptoms like- morning sickness, nausea, constipation, heartburn, cravings, acne, etc.
What kind of tests and scans are required for me in my early pregnancy?
Your healthcare provider may order a blood test (Beta-HCG) to confirm your pregnancy and check for hormonal levels. Once confirmed you would be asked to undergo a varied variety of blood tests and urine examinations which mainly include viral markers and metabolic screening. You may also be asked to undergo a USG to determine a more accurate due date, implantation placement to rule out tubal pregnancy, and probably to hear your baby’s heartbeat at around 12 weeks.
When will my baby bump appear?
The excitement of being pregnant isn’t complete without the baby bump. But hold on momme, you might have to wait till the end of your first trimester to get your will bump popping out. The early pregnancy session is well designed to guide mothers about the incredible transformations you and their tiny foetus undergo.
I feel like peeing all the time is it normal?
By the 7th week your uterus is almost double in size and is pressing over your bladder, so, you may feel like peeing all the time.
At one point, I feel excited and joyous and the next moment I am filled with fear and anxiety, what’s happening to me?
You are experiencing oscillating mood swings. Welcome to being momme!! Besides all other physical transformations, a pregnant mother should take care of her emotional needs too. Yes, hormones can juggle your mood, and you can undergo all the feelings in a single moment. Make sure you reach out to your partner, family, friends, and healthcare provider for support.
I am a very health-conscious woman, I want to keep working out during pregnancy. Is it safe?
For both women who have been working out before pregnancy or who were having a sedentary lifestyle, exercising or getting involved in any type of physical activity is essential to keep your blood circulation good, settle down stress hormones, ease up nausea, giving you better sleep and uplifting your mood.
Dr. Shilpa Ghosh,
Director & Senior Consultant
Obstetrics & Gynaecology