Pregnancy or gestation is the time in which a fetus develops inside a woman’s uterus. This usually lasts 40 weeks or 9 months.
During a pregnancy the woman’s body experiences many changes.
Not having your menstrual period and gaining weight might indicate that you are pregnant. At first, a pregnancy test (urine test) that you can buy yourself can confirm this. Second, a doctor can confirm your pregnancy with a blood test.
Later in the pregnancy you might have stretch marks on your belly, painful or swollen legs or feet and back pain.
All the above is normal and can vary from pregnancy to pregnancy.
These are the most common discomforts during a pregnancy.
If these discomforts are persistent, do not hesitate to contact your doctor/ gynecologist or midwife.
How to take care during your pregnancy?
Mind to stay active (walking, cycling, swimming), but try to rest whenever feeling tired.
Avoid being exposed to the sun. But if you do, do not forget to always wear sunscreen.