Dear Helen, which are the most common symptoms of pregnancy?  

“Dear Helen, I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am experiencing a lot of symptoms which are making me feel a bit worried.  Is it normal to be too tired and feel a lot of physical pain? I am also experiencing different mood swings during the day which make me feel very sad and emotional.  Can you advise me how I can help myself in this case? Thank you very much in advance!”

Dear future mom,

First of all congratulations on your pregnancy! As a first-time mom-to-be, you’re embarking on an exciting journey but there must be some challenges.

It is very common to experience some uncomfortable symptoms during the first few weeks of pregnancy but if you think your pain is getting worse over the days, it’s always best to consult with your doctor to make sure everything is okay.

Not every woman experiences the symptoms in the same way because it can vary from one woman to another. However, we are here to help you as much as we can.

Some of the earliest symptoms may include tiredness and unwellness which are very common, along with nausea and vomiting, especially in the morning, known also as morning sickness. Some women have changes in their taste and smell and may crave or dislike certain foods.

Despite that pregnancy can have a significant impact on a woman’s mental health as well. While it can be a joyful and exciting time, it can also be stressful, overwhelming, and emotional and going through a lot of the swing moods.

Indeed, it is really important to take care of your mental health. This can include seeking support from friends and family, talking to your healthcare provider about it and considering counseling or therapy if needed.

It is important to keep in mind that taking care of your mental health is equally Important as looking after your physical health.

We wish you the best of luck!