The changes that occur to a woman's body in the first trimester are seemingly endless. There's morning sickness, appetite changes, discomfort, and fatigue just to name a few common experiences. Alongside the usual symptoms, however, there are first trimester symptoms you shouldn't assume are normal. Or even symptoms that may be normal, but are happening in excess.
For example, symptoms like change in mood or spotting happen to a lot of moms during their first trimester, but that doesn't mean you want to ignore them or assume they're normal for yourself. It's always a safe idea to share your symptoms with your doctor, especially if you think they're happening more often than they should.
With all the changes occurring, it may be easy to brush off a symptom or lump it in with everything else going on, thinking it's normal when it's not. And many times moms don't have anything to worry about, but it's still important to know what to watch for and when to contact your doctor. Regardless of whether a symptom is considered normal or not, it's always OK (and encouraged) to reach out to your doctor if you're concerned. If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, however, don't assume they're normal. Talk with your doctor and see if more serious measures need to be taken.