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It’s the start of the first trimester and before your all test comes positive your baby already starts its development process inside your belly. And your body is experiencing a hormonal roller coaster and its effects in the first month. Now let’s understand what precautions in first month pregnancy you need to take.

What’s more for me?

1. First month’s development of the baby  

first month development of baby

When a fertilized egg grows a watertight sac fills around it and it becomes an amniotic sac that works as a cushion and it is called an embryo.

At the same time placenta also develops it is a round flat organ that provides nutrition from mother to baby.

The face will take a shape with dark circles for eyes and throat, lower jaw, the mouth also starts developing blood cells start to taking shape and also start circulating the blood,

Tiny heart tubes also develop and start beating at 65 times per minute at this time the size of the baby is almost slightly smaller than the grain size this stage is called a blastocyst.

Above all, the three-week pregnant baby develops his sexual organs.

2. First month Women’s Body Development

When women find out she is pregnant different women react in different ways, mood swings happen and feelings change from time to time this emotional shift happens because of pregnancy hormones.

It’s normal to give your body to process these all things and you also see some physical changes in your body.

Nausea is one of them. It is also called morning sickness you also feel breast tenderness then you feel fatigue in which you feel very tired because your body is adjusting hormonal changes.

The production of human chorionic gonadotropin will increase urination and just a smell of food will make you hungry.

3. Dietary precautions for first month of pregnancy

healthy fruits

Firstly the most important thing is every pregnancy is different so you should consult with your doctor. You can’t eat the food that the body can’t tolerate.

Because there could be diseases like diabetes, thyroid, asthma, STDs, and heart problems.

Now let’s talk about what you should eat. In the first month of pregnancy, the doctor will prescribe vitamin B or folic acid. It will find eggs, broccoli, asparagus, and beans.

Also, eating green vegetables will help in the growth and development of your baby.

You should take 3 servings of fruits, every day. Fruits will boost antioxidants and vitamins so it should be constant in your diet throughout your pregnancy.

Avoid undercooked meat, chicken because it contains bacteria and also try to eat low content of mercury fish.

If you are not lactose intolerant then dairy products are a good source of calcium, vitamins, and healthy fat. Milk contains folic acid.

The first month of pregnancy determines the course of pregnancy so it is important to make a diet chart that will ensure your child’s growth and development.

During pregnancy, women gain weight drastically and there is a misconception that we need to eat for two ask the doctor about how many calories we need don’t eat too much there is a greater risk of obesity  

4. Exercises Precautions during Pregnancy

avoid excercise to take precautions in first month pregnancy

To take proper precautions in first-month pregnancy you must avoid exercises that require bouncing, jerk, jumping rope, and also try to avoid horse riding and trampoline jumping.

Try to avoid certain exercises that you put in undue strain on uterine ligaments, lower back, and pelvic floor muscles.

Weight 30 min to exercise after eating meals and snacks. Exercising 20 to 30 minutes each day, three to five times of the week.

Precautions with aerobic exercise during pregnancy if you have  

Severe anemia

Unevaluated maternal cardiac arrhythmia

Chronic bronchitis

Poorly controlled type 1 diabetes

Extreme morbid obesity

Extreme underweight (BMI <12)

History of extremely sedentary lifestyle

Intrauterine growth restriction in current pregnancy

Poorly controlled hypertension

Orthopedic limitations

Poorly controlled seizure disorder

Poorly controlled hyperthyroidism

Heavy smoker

5. Which exercise should you do?

There are so many exercises but we recommend you do it with a trainer.

The safest and most productive exercise is swimming, brisk walking, indoor stationary cycle low impact aerobics do strength and toning exercises that are safe during pregnancy and stay hydrated.

  • Neck Rotation
  • Shoulder rotation
  • Swim
  • Thigh Shift
  • Leg Shake
  • Ankle rotation
  • Kegel Exercises

i. Yoga For first month of pregnancy

  • Bhujangasana
  • Baddha Konasana
  • Bitilasana
  • Marjariasana
  • Viparita Karani
  • Tadasana
  • Virabhadrasana

ii. These Yoga you should Avoid to do it

  • Sun Salutation With jumping jacks
  • Lotus Pose
  • Boat Pose
  • Plough Pose

Make sure you do your yoga with your Yoga Trainer

6. Things to avoid during first month of pregnancy

 i. Don’t Smoke

don't smoke in pregnancy

One of the most important precautions to take in first month pregnancy is to avoid smoking. If you are a chain smoker this is the best time to quit your cigarette also remember that don’t go in contact with someone who is smoking because passive smoking is also harmful to the baby.

It increases the chances of miscarriage, birth defects like premature birth, low birth weight, infant death, cleft lip, and cleft palate.

What about E-Cigarettes? We all know it has less harmful substances but e-cigarettes contain nicotine and it’s still not safe during pregnancy. It can damage the brain and lungs of the baby.

ii. Avoid Alcohol    

There is no minimum amount of alcohol is safe in the first month of pregnancy because digesting is very risky and also it can affect baby development. It can cause abnormal facial features and growth and central nervous system problems. And possibilities of behavioral and intellectual disabilities.

iii. Don’t clean Animal litter

Don’t avoid your pet but avoid its cleaning litter it contains harmful parasites so it can develop miscarriage or stillbirth and can develop serious health problems like mental disabilities and vision problems.

iv. Don’t use Sauna

Avoid the sauna and hot tub, the steam room can result in dehydration and overheating, also the possibility that you lose your heat by sweating, and your body temperature rises will affect the baby’s development.

7. Sexual Intercourse Precautions during First Trimester

avoid sex for precaution in first month pregnancy

Pregnancy is an unforgettable period of women’s life; it comes with fears, doubts, and uncertainty is especially for first-time mothers. in the first trimester, hormones fluctuate and appetite and blood flow increases estrogen and progesterone levels are increased

There are some women home pregnancy in works body positivity fulfill breast around late and figure can proceed you them to initiate sex more often.

Uterus has strong muscles so there is less possibility of miscarriage to ensure that the man doesn’t put his weight on your stomach while sexual intercourse and penis do not go beyond vagina

i. If you’re having the following issues then try to avoid sexual intercourse during pregnancy.

  • history of miscarriage
  • fatigue and nausea
  • pregnant with twins or multiple babies
  • low lying placenta
  • The cervix is not strong enough.
  • your partner has hepatitis B or genital herpes and it gets transmitted to the baby from your body.
  • and remember you must consult your doctor to reduce the chances of complications.

8. Conclusion

The first month is the foundation month for the entire pregnancy so it is important to eat, sleep, exercise daily but with precautions.

It’s a very happy month for pregnant women and their partners but also they are nervous, they have doubt, and anxiety about having a baby but it is normal.

I hope this blog helps you to reduce these fears and also remember doctor consultation is mandatory.

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9. FAQ’s

What precautions should be taken during the first month of pregnancy?

Don’t Smoke
Avoid Alcohol   
Don’t clean animal litter
Avoid Sauna

How does a baby grow in the first month of pregnancy?

At the same time placenta also develops it is a round flat organ that provides nutrition from mother to baby.
The face will take a shape with dark circles for eyes and throat, lower jaw, the mouth also starts developing blood cells, starts taking shape and also starts circulating the blood.

What changes happen to women’s bodies during the first month of pregnancy?

When women find out she is pregnant different women react in different ways, mood swings happen and feelings change from time to time this emotional shift happens because of pregnancy hormones.
Nausea is one of them. It is also called morning sickness you also feel breast tenderness then you feel fatigue in which you feel very tired because your body is adjusting hormonal changes.

Sex is safe during the first trimester?

Yes, Uterus have strong muscles so there is a less possibility of miscarriage ensure that the man doesn’t put his weight on your stomach while sexual intercourse and penis does not go beyond vagina

Why should avoid sex during the first trimester?

History of miscarriage
Feeling fatigue and nausea
Pregnant with twins or multiple babies
Low lying placenta
The cervix is not strong enough.
Your partner has hepatitis B or genital herpes and it gets transmitted to the baby from your body.
And remember you must consult your doctor to reduce the chances of complications.

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