If you want to know how many weeks your pregnancy has reached, the most conventional way is to calculate the number of weeks from your last menstrual period. First month of pregnancy is quite confusing for a woman. It is because some of the symptoms that she experiences may look like those of premenstrual period.
In fact many women do not feel any symptom or sign during the conception stage or at the time of implantation of the egg on the lining of the uterus. Very few sensitive women have claimed to feel some sensation or pain at the time of conception, while others might have noticed slight bleeding or spotting as it is termed.This happens when the egg gets implanted on the lining of the uterus.
Signs Of Pregnancy After 1 Month
Women mistakenly consider it as menstruation especially when it is accompanied with tenderness of breast, mood changes and mild cramps. At the end of the month, a woman starts suspecting of being pregnant when she misses her period. This is the first symptom of pregnancy after 1 month.
Most of the signs of pregnancy after 1 month are hormone related. Following are the symptoms:
- Spotting, it occurs at the time of implantation of egg on the lining of the uterus.
- Mood changes
- Tenderness in breast, nipples turn darker and veins become prominent.
- Missed menstruation period
- Cramps in lower abdomen
- Frequent urination
- Morning sickness, nausea and vomiting.
- Aversion to odors. There is heightened sense of smell.
- Craving for sour and salty food
- Constipation is due to progesterone hormone. It is a muscle relaxing hormone.
- Vaginal thrush
Although these are the signs and symptoms of early pregnancy, they cannot be totally relied upon. There are other factors and conditions having similar signs and symptoms. You can be 100% certain of being pregnant, only after positive pregnancy test after 1 month.
What To Do After 1st Month Of Pregnancy
When your pregnancy test is positive, it is confirmed that you are pregnant. Now the question arises what to do after one month of pregnancy. You can consult your gynecologist and inquire about tests to be performed during that period if any.
A healthy diet and rest is necessary. An afternoon nap is very helpful as your body gets fatigued very soon due to hormone changes. However it does not happen with every woman. You have to eat diet rich in folic acid, particularly during the first few months as it is necessary for brain and spinal cord development.
At 1 month pregnancy, the baby is still very small only about 0.04 inches, smaller than a rice grain. The embryo is in its second week of development after implanting itself to the uterus lining. The baby gets nourishment through the uterine lining.
The cell layers are formed and all the layers have been demarcated with specific functions. The outer layer becomes the nervous system, hair and skin. The middle layer will become skeleton, bone, cartilage, muscle, circulatory system, kidney and sex organs. The inner layer becomes lung, intestines and other digestive organs.