Where has everyone gone?
In the first trimester of your pregnancy it can sometimes feel like there is nobody there to support you. Many of you understandably don’t want to tell even close friends and family, and much of the NHS’s support doesn’t start in earnest until towards the end of trimester 1.
We’re here to explain what is happening in your body, and to help safeguard you against miscarriage and help you overcome morning sickness, heartburn, UTIs, tiredness and many of the other big and small annoyances of early pregnancy. This includes particular support for women who have become pregnant through IVF or other assisted fertility treatments and are understandably more anxious during the early weeks following the confirmation of their pregnancy.
To find out more about how our complementary therapies can support you in the first trimester, click on the links to the right.
How you might feel
Many women don’t feel distinctly pregnant during the first 8 weeks. It is quite common, though, to feel very tired, to need to urinate more often, to be nauseous or to be sick, to have too much saliva in your mouth, to be constipated, or have indigestion, wind, bloating or heartburn. Your feelings to food may also change – for example, cravings for things you never previously liked or aversion for food that had been favourites. Elsewhere in your body, you may feel your breasts becoming fuller, occasional dizziness or headaches, and a range of emotions that may include some negative feelings such as fear or loneliness.