What to Expect in the 1st Trimester: Q&A with Belly to Baby

Exhaustion. Mood swings. Nausea. And we’re supposed to keep it one big secret? The first trimester can be overwhelming for women and their partners. Watch Abby’s Live Q&A with Dr. Camaryn Chrisman Robbins as we dive into the top issues and concerns new moms face.

To answer your specific questions, jump to:
1:16: How to know if you’re pregnant. (Negative/Positive pregnancy tests, irregular periods, and spotting)
4:00: Ovulation is different in all women; take home ovulation kits
5:10: If you’re sure or unsure if you are pregnant, find a doctor! Ways to finding a doctor.
7:45: What to expect during your first appointment; ultrasound, head to toe physical, breast exam.
10:40: Determining if you’re considered to be high risk during pregnancy
13:30: Testings and screening available for women
18:50: What happens to your body and mind during pregnancy; mood swings, nausea, having a hard time.
22:00: Change in your appearance during pregnancy. Your body begins to shift as your weight and breast size is constantly changing.
23:35: Should you really be eating for two? Having a balanced diet with portion control and the vitamins you should take throughout your pregnancy. CRAVINGS!
28:30: How pregnancy affects your immune system. Being sick when you’re pregnant and overcoming that illness. Also, what medicines you can take.
35:20: Myths and Truths to what you can and cannot eat/drink. (lunch meat, caffeine, alcohol).
39:45: Advanced Medical Aged Questions. When you’re pregnant at 35+

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