Those first three months of pregnancy — otherwise known as the first trimester — can be tough. All of a sudden, your body starts changing shape and you're feeling all types of sensations that are pretty out of the ordinary for you. As you start going through the pregnancy process, undoubtedly, you’ll be excited and nervous. It's hard not to worry about some of the more unfamiliar symptoms. Thankfully, there are some signs that your pregnancy is going exactly as it should.
The first trimester is defined as the time between the first day of your last period through the 12th week of pregnancy, according to What To Expect. You might not even look pregnant yet, but you’ll probably be feeling it. Your body is going through so many changes during this time, and it may be hard trying to figure out what is normal and what’s not, even if you’ve been pregnant before. “Many women delight in getting a positive pregnancy test after planning and trying to conceive,” OB-GYN Dr. Delisa Skeete Henry, M.D., tells Romper. “They are oftentimes blindsided by the not-so-pleasant first trimester, which can truly be miserable.” (Luckily, the first trimester symptoms tend to go away by around 12 or 14 weeks of pregnancy, Skeete Henry says, so try to hang in there.)
As you go through the process of making and growing a human, you’ll no doubt be very attuned to every little sensation and symptom. Here are nine signs to look for along the way that will assure you everything in your pregnancy is progressing according to plan.