Early Pregnancy Symptoms | Kaiser Permanente

Early Pregnancy Symptoms | Kaiser Permanente


(playful music)>>Meredith Vieira, Journalist and TV Personality:
Early pregnancy can be a
challenging time for many women. While dealing with symptoms
like fatigue, and nausea, there’s also a lot of
information gathering that needs to be done. Let’s see what some experts
have to say about managing during these first few weeks. And then I’ll be back to talk to a mom about her own experience. (pop music)>>Stella Dantas, MD OB/GYN:
When you are early pregnant often you will have different
signs letting you know that your body is changing.>>Angela Chiodo, CNM Certified Nures-Midwife:
So starting around five
weeks you’ll start to feel pregnancy symptoms.>>Kathy Wood, MD OB/GYN:
The most common signs
of pregnancy are fatigue. Really crazy, crazy fatigue.>>Rachel Walker, MD OB/GYN:
Nausea, breast tenderness. Perhaps needing to
urinate more frequently.>>Shauna Hicks, MD OB/GYN:
You might be very
crabby, or tired, or moody. The biggest thing is to
pay attention to eating a healthy diet.>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN:
Try to incorporate
leafy green vegetables. Whatever you can consume during those first 13 weeks of the pregnancy, are vital to the healthy
development of the fetus.>>Alicia, Mother of Two:
I lost more weight in my first trimester than I gained and so I lost probably 10 pounds.>>Meredith Vieira, Journalist and TV Personality:
From being sick?>>Alicia, Mother of Two:
Just from being sick.>>Meredith Vieira, Journalist and TV Personality:
Yeah yeah.
>>Alicia, Mother of Two:
I couldn’t eat that much when I was pregnant. I don’t know why, it wasn’t, I wasn’t aiming for that.>>Meredith Vieira, Journalist and TV Personality:
Right.>>Alicia, Mother of Two:
And in the office, everyone eats their lunch at their desk. So, 11:30 rolls around
and you’ll start smelling spaghetti heated up on one end, and someone has Chinese food on the other and I lived in the bathroom,
about three hours a day. It wasn’t easy.
>>Meredith Vieira, Journalist and TV Personality:
Yeah.>>Alicia, Mother of Two:
And half the time
you’re not telling anyone you’re pregnant.
>>Meredith Vieira, Journalist and TV Personality:
Right. Exactly, you don’t want
anybody to know in those first three months.
>>Alicia, Mother of Two:
Yeah, exactly.>>Meredith Vieira, Journalist and TV Personality:
And after the first three
months, did it go away?>>Alicia, Mother of Two:
Totally fine.>>Meredith Vieira, Journalist and TV Personality:
You’re lucky, yeah.>>Alicia, Mother of Two:
Yeah yeah, totally fine.>>Meredith Vieira, Journalist and TV Personality:
With a deeper knowledge of
the changes that pregnancy brings to your body, you’ll feel more relaxed and
confident during these weeks. And remember that your provider is always just a phone call away.

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