The first trimester

You may have heard it referred to as the golden trimester or, perhaps, the scariest three months of your life. In truth, there is no definitive term for it—and it certainly isn’t scary. The first trimester is actually when you experience most of your pregnancy symptoms. Here are a few things you can expect: Morning sickness (about 90 percent of women experience at least some degree of nausea) Constipation Hair loss Miscarriage concerns

The second trimester

Typically, mothers begin to feel more comfortable and energized as they enter their second trimester. They also continue to gain weight—most pregnant women should gain between 25 and 35 pounds by week 20. This is usually an easier period during which many moms-to-be may notice a shift towards better sleep and increased energy levels. As pregnancy nears its end, moms are feeling their baby move around more often and might experience heartburn and shortness of breath.

The third trimester

About halfway through your pregnancy, you’ll enter your third trimester. This is often considered the best part of being pregnant. Your energy levels will likely increase and it’s common for women to feel as though they can get around more easily than before. However, at 36 weeks, there’s a possibility that you might go into labor before your due date — so be sure to keep an eye on those signs that labor could be just around the corner.

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