Personal Narrative: A Life Changing Experience For Pregnant Women

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Pregnancy, an experience that is very hard and painful, but leads to the most amazing thing any person can have, a child. Knowing you have a life growing inside is an amazing, life changing experience for pregnant woman, even for the men, and although the woman may not always feel their best along the journey they’ll know it was all worth it in the end. Pregnancy is different for all women even from one woman going on to their second child because the baby may need different things from the mother. Although before having the child the mother as well as the father have to go through some challenges; that I believe is way easier if both man and woman are together and united during the process. Not only do they have to be very careful of what …show more content…
The first trimester lasts from the first to the 13th week of pregnancy and is the most dangerous because you could lose your baby if you don’t take care of yourself correctly. If the woman is too stressed is not sleeping enough or not eating correctly then she could lose her baby. A woman’s hormone levels change significantly, and their uterus begins to support the growth of the placenta and fetus. A woman’s heart rates increase, and they go through so many different symptoms such as fatigue, morning sickness, and mood swings. She will also experience discomfort while sleeping because she can no longer lie on her back or sleep face down. The first trimester is vital for the fetus as this is when it will develop all its organs by the end of the third month. The Second trimester last from the 13th week till the 27th week. Most of the early symptoms will slowly disappear and a woman will start to look pregnant. The woman’s fatigue and discomfort during the night will go away as well because she will be more used to sleeping a certain way or she will have found a way to make it more confortable for herself. The uterus will grow faster and the fetus will be almost four times as big as it was at the end of the first trimester. During this trimester the woman will feel more back pain and might feel the fetus move. Lastly the third trimester lasts from the 28th week till the birth of the baby. Many women will find breathing a little bit difficult and may have to go to the bathroom more often. That is all normal and the reason is because the baby is getting bigger and is putting more pressure on the organs. The woman’s doctor will determine the baby’s position and check her cervix to see if the woman is prepared for childbirth. The cervix will also become thinner and softer, this will all help the birth canal to open during the birthing

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