First Trimester FAQs
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Bleeding in Pregnancy
Light bleeding or spotting in pregnancy can be COMMON, especially in the first 12 weeks. It may occur after:
- Sex / intercourse
- Cervical exam
- Vaginal ultrasounds
- Increased physical activity or exercise
If bleeding is HEAVY OR IS ACCOMPANIED BY PAIN/CRAMPING go to the nearest hospital-based ER.
Nausea / Vomiting
Feeling nauseated during the first three months of pregnancy is very common and can last longer for some women.
- Vitamin B6, 25 mg, 3 times a day and a Unisom at bedtime (take daily)
- Eat 5-6 small meals a day
- Try bland foods such as crackers or the BRAT diet; Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. Try drinks like ginger ale or 7 up
- Ginger and peppermint can be used as a natural treatment
- AVOID greasy and spicy foods
If the symptoms become more severe or you are unable to keep fluids down for more than 12 hours, contact our office.
Constipation is a common complaint which can be related to hormone changes, low fluids, increased iron, or lack of fiber in your diet.
- Include whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables
- Drink plenty of water
- Take Colace, Miralax, Senokot, Dulcolax, Metamucil or fiber pills
- If hemorrhoids develop, use Preparation H, Tucks pads/cream or hydrocortisone cream