Symptoms During Pregnancy
Is this normal?
Knowing what symptoms to expect during pregnancy can alert you to something that might be abnormal.
A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is grouped into three stages, or trimesters.
Symptoms and early signs of pregnancy that begin in the first semester include:
- The absence of menstrual periods
- Breast changes including swelling or tenderness
- Mood swings
Symptoms of late second and third trimesters of pregnancy can include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Swelling of the ankles or fingers
- Mild contractions
Many of the later symptoms result from the weight gain and enlarging uterus in late pregnancy.