By Cristina Mestre Ferrer BSc, MSc (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/10/2014

As the pregnancy goes by, the symptoms that the woman experiences vary accordingly. Those pregnancy symptoms are not only physical but also emotional.

Knowing the main symptoms is interesting both for the mother and the father; for the mother because she will be able to understand her reactions at a given point due to the fact that each stage of the pregnancy is tied to an emotional state. For the father it is also interesting because it is useful for him to get more involved in the pregnancy and he is able to understand the changes his partner is going through.

During the first trimester, among the most frequent symptoms we can find weariness, nausea, extreme breast sensitivity and frequent urination.

On the second trimester of pregnancy you feel good physically, and full of energy. You should make the most of this period to stay active and make exercise. Remember: the stronger your muscles are, the better you’ll do during labour.

Insomnia may appear during the third trimester and you will also feel tired quite often. You can also be bothered by indigestions, heartburn, or mild uterine contractions. Try to sleep as much as possible.

In the tenth month of pregnancy your insomnia may get worse. Braxton Hicks contractions might be quite intense and this can lead you think that the baby is already coming. You should try to make relaxation exercises.


Authors and contributors

 Cristina Mestre Ferrer
BSc, MSc
Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences, Genetics & Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV). Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the UV and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Embryologist at IVI Barcelona. More information