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During the pregnancy period, a woman may experience a host of symptoms and they may vary from individual to individual. However, it has been observed that with time, most of the symptoms may disappear to again re-appear later, may not re-appear again during the pregnancy term or the symptoms may persist till delivery. Therefore, pregnancy symptoms coming and going are absolutely normal and nothing to be afraid of. However, it is but obvious for any pregnant woman, more so first time mothers, to get anxious and worried. So to be on the safer side, it is always best to talk to your doctor about it.
When are Changes in Pregnancy Symptoms Normal?
It is said that all pregnancies are not the same; which means that every pregnant woman will not have the same symptoms. Some may experience extreme nausea in the first semester, for some, it may continue till the time of delivery, and few may not suffer from nausea throughout their pregnancy.
The first trimester according to most women is the most challenging time during pregnancy. It is the period when women (especially first-time mothers) are trying to cope with the changes happening in their body. It is the time when they start dealing with pregnancy symptoms like nausea, tender breasts, dizziness, headaches, and cramps.
The second trimester is supposed to be the “honeymoon” period in pregnancy since most of the symptoms seem to disappear and most pregnant women are at ease with their pregnancy. However, for a few, it may not be that pleasant a period. Some women, even during the second trimester, go through a lot of pregnancy-related symptoms like backaches, bloating, heartburn, depression, anxiety, constipation etc., which may have started way back in the first trimester. They have this crazy craving for certain food items which at other times may not have been so. For few, it may be a period when they start disliking a certain food or even the smell of it.
All the symptoms in each of the trimester may vary in time, recurrence and severity. On some days, all symptoms may seem to have disappeared, and the very next day, they may be back with more intensity. For most women, some of the symptoms which they may have experienced in early pregnancy may fade away or become less intense in the last few weeks; some may become even more prominent.
When Changes in Pregnancy Symptoms Concerning?
People often wonder whether pregnancy symptoms come and go before a missed period. Well, it is but common for symptoms to appear and disappear from the beginning of pregnancy. It is normal not to experience the same symptoms every single day during the pregnancy period.
It is common for pregnancy symptoms to come and go the first 8 weeks. Symptoms may vary trimester wise, week or even day wise. However, it has been observed that if symptoms stop all of a sudden or fade away, it could signal a risk to your pregnancy; the most alarming symptom being “no fetal movement”.
Which pregnancy symptoms come and go in the first trimester? Most symptoms may disappear and re-appear anytime during pregnancy and as the pregnancy progresses; but the movement of the fetus (which starts somewhere around the 5th month of gestation) should continue till the time of delivery. Apart from this, vaginal bleeding along with abdominal pain could also mean an emergency. This could be a sign of ectopic pregnancy which always requires immediate medical intervention. However, we cannot say that a sudden end to symptoms during pregnancy is of concern but talking to your doctor and undergoing tests to rule out problems would be a wise move.
Bear in mind that every pregnancy is different from the other and so the symptoms will also vary. A pregnancy without any symptoms is as normal as one with severe and intense pregnancy symptoms. The best person to walk you through your pregnancy is your doctor. Therefore, it is important and a must that you consult him before drawing any conclusions.