Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Medicines You Can Take while Pregnant

You must carefully read info about possible risks when taking drugs while pregnancy. There are a lot of adverse effects (including autism of the newborn).

This site will help you to choose the right medication and safe dosage to avoid side effects. Indications are depending on the pregnancy trimester: first, second or third.

In the first few weeks after the conception, a woman may experience the early pregnancy symptoms. They may vary according to the intensity, duration, and frequency. The symptoms described below can help you to understand whether you are pregnant or not:

1. Feeling as if you are pregnant.

You may feel yourself differently and think intuitively, that you are pregnant. This is usually explained with the fact that you become capricious and frivolous, get tired more quickly and lose weight. You may notice that you go to the toilet more often. Perhaps, the feeling of pain or stiffness in the lower back and the pain in the chest will occur. You may notice that your health state has changed.

2. Fatigue

Fatigue can also occur among the early symptoms of pregnancy. It appears because of the rise of the level of the hormone progesterone, which is typical for early pregnancy.

3. Tender, swollen chest

With early pregnancy, your swollen breasts may be one of the first symptoms of the pregnancy. Two weeks after conception, hormonal changes occur, that can make your breasts tender and you may experience itching or chest pain.

4. Weakness and dizziness

During pregnancy, your blood vessels dilate and your blood pressure is increased. You may feel dizzy. As a result of low blood sugar at the beginning of pregnancy, weakness may occur.

5. Bleeding or cramps

A small amount of vaginal bleeding is another one of the first symptoms of your pregnancy. This happens, when a fertilized egg is attached to the lining of the uterus. It occurs 10-14 days after the conception. This bleeding usually occurs slightly earlier and it is lighter in color than the normal period. It usually does not last long. Women also occasionally experience abdominal cramps, which are alike with menstrual cramps, in the early stages of pregnancy.

6. Craving for food

You may notice that you are raising your nose to certain foods. These dietary preferences may occur due to hormonal changes, usually observed in the first trimester.

7. Nausea with vomiting or without it

During the period of an early pregnancy, a woman usually experiences morning sickness, which can occur at any time of the day and night. This is one of the classic symptoms of pregnancy. Nausea can begin as early as two weeks after the conception and is caused by rapidly increasing levels of estrogen, as this causes the state, when the stomach is emptying more slowly.

8. Headaches

As a result of hormonal changes in the organism of a pregnant woman, there is an increased blood circulation, which can cause mild headaches.

9. Constipation

It is another common early symptom of an early pregnancy. The food you eat passes through the intestines slower than usual, due to an increase in progesterone, which can cause constipations during early pregnancy.

10. Increased basal body temperature

Basal body temperature is your oral temperature, which is determined, when you wake up in the morning. It is increased after the ovulation and remains at this level until the next period.

11. Mood swings.

Very often, in the early stage of pregnancy, a woman can become very emotional and have strong fluctuations in her mood. In the first trimester of pregnancy, this is a fairly common symptom.

12. Missed period

The most obvious early symptom of a pregnancy is the fact, that you missed your period.

In some cases, a woman may experience a lighter period than usual. Some women do not notice any other signs of pregnancy until they have a missed menstrual cycle.