There are a few things that can happen during your first trimester…

Morning sickness – we’ve all heard about it, heard from pregnant friends or relatives about it, but until it’s happening to you, you don’t really know what to expect.

Like pregnancy in general, morning sickness is different for everyone and the cause is still relatively unknown. No doubt the major hormonal changes that are going on inside your body have something to do with it though!

If you do end up suffering from morning sickness, and over 70% of women do, make sure you check with your doctor as there are certain things you can do to help. Ultimately though, it is a case of just having to ride it out.

But you can take comfort in knowing that as your pregnancy progresses, your morning sickness should pass. Although, just to confuse things even more, morning sickness can happen at any time of the day, not just in the morning. Who knew?!

You can also expect to feel some exhaustion and some mood swings. Rest assured though, this is all normal so make naps your friend and maybe let your partner know that mood swings are now part of the deal.

The early stages of pregnancy can feel a lot like PMS with tender breasts, cramps and did I mention mood swings?!

Every pregnancy is different so listen to your body be gentle with yourself. Oh, and congratulations!