“How do you feel” “do you feel different” “do you feel tired”…

Tell someone you’re pregnant and these are some of the questions you’ll be thrown at.

If you’re actively planning to have a child or you’re pregnant already, these are some questions you will likely have as well. Google “obstetrician” or best gynecologist surgeon in Kolkata (or whichever city you live in) and connect with an experienced specialist.

Here are five things to expect from your first pregnancy:

  1. Digestion problems– During the second trimester, constipation is common. A high level of progesterone will affect your digestion. You must switch to a healthier diet, which includes more items with high fiber. You should also drink more water and keep yourself hydrated.
  2. Mood swings– A lot has been said about mood swings during pregnancy. And they are all true. You will go through a lot of emotions – from happy and sad to excited and anger. At times, you will feel a mix of all emotions at once. Doing meditation and living a healthier lifestyle play a positive role here. Also, having a supportive partner and family is a big difference-maker.
  3. Heartburn– This could be very annoying and discomforting, especially when you’re in your bad mood. But due to the stomach acid leaking into your esophagus, you will experience heartburn. A simple solution is to eat the right food – and in the right amount. Avoid eating spicy and fried items. Eat-in small portions.
  4. Back pain– In your third trimester when you have gained more weight, you will start experiencing lower back pain, as well as pain in the hip. This can interrupt you from having a normal day. Do rest more. Also, per the doctor’s advice, do exercises that are focused on relieving your back pain.
  5. Nausea– Throughout your pregnancy, you will experience nausea. And it may or may not accompany vomiting. It can occur at any time of the day. To help with this, avoid food items and smell that makes you feel nauseous. Avoid over-eating; eat small meals. Don’t be empty stomach. Drink a lot of water.

Of course, there are plenty of other things that you will go through, both physically and mentally, right from fatigue and loss of appetite to breast tenderness, increased urination, and headaches.

In your first pregnancy especially, when you don’t have any experience as to what to expect, it’s important that you have the right support by your side, which includes your partner, family members, friends, and the best gynecologist in Kolkata for pregnancy. Work along with them. Do all the tests they ask you to do. Follow their advice and recommendations. If you have any questions or concerns, get them addressed.