10 things about the first

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What to expect in the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy

You may become over sensitive.

Every little pain, headache to tummy pain, will have you in full blown panic mode, thinking something wrong with you and you wonder if it’s quicker to get a lift to the hospital or wait for an ambulance.

Outbreak of acne.

You might get spots. It won’t last. It’s those hormones to blame!

Morning sickness.

Don’t be fooled by the name, it can make you feel ill all day.

So Shattered.

Feeling so tired you fall asleep watching the early evening soaps.

Hangry is the new you.

This may have seemed a bizarre term before you were pregnant, but now being so hungry that it makes you angry, makes perfect sense. And you can switch from your normal self to hangry in a matter of minutes.

I just look fat.

That time in the first 12 weeks when you are on your way to getting a bump but it’s not quite formed yet. You feel you have to explain to everyone you meet that you haven’t eaten all the pies, but can’t tell them why you’ve put on weight.

No alcohol.

At some point in your first 12 weeks of pregnancy you may soberly look at all your friends having a few drinks and realise it will be a long time before you can enjoy a glass or 2 with them.

Needing the loo.

All of the hormonal changes your body goes through during the first trimester can make toilet stops more frequent.

Funny taste in your mouth.

Sometimes you can get a metallic taste in your mouth, or dislike foods you normally love.