Nausea, cramping, and a strange metallic taste in your mouth that you just can’t shake — the first trimester of pregnancy can be a wild ride. And while your health care provider may have given you a trusty list of symptoms to expect, you might be curious as to why they’re happening. With so many fascinating changes, what exactly is going on in your body week by week during your first trimester?
Throughout your pregnancy, your body is working overtime to help to create a tiny new human. It’s no small feat, and no two pregnancies are exactly the same.
“There are some symptoms that can be more common in one trimester than the other, but there’s nothing that’s 100% in the first trimester only,” says Dr. Charlsie Celestine, obstetrician and gynecologist, New Jersey, US. “Everybody’s a little bit different.”
To help you figure out which symptoms you might experience in your first trimester — and, more importantly, why — Dr. Celestine explains everything you might expect in your first few weeks of pregnancy.