First Trimester

Positive Pregnancy test! Now what?

Many women start to feel early pregnancy symptoms before feel baby movements (kicking).

Sensitive breasts, fatigue, frequent urination, nausea, mood swings are some of the most common early symptoms of pregnancy.

During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy the embryo grows very quickly and constantly moving.

The heart is beating around the 6th week of gestation, despite the fact that sometimes the ultrasound detects the heartbeats later due to the location of baby.

 

First month: In this stage the heart, the digestive system and the neural tube are forming.

Second month: The eyes, the nose, the ears and the tongue are taking shape.

Third month: In this stage the arms, legs and most organs are fully formed.

 

At the first trimester the fetus’s major body organs are forming and for this reason the baby is most vulnerable. It is vital to avoid drugs, tobacco, alcohol and few foods that may disturb the organogenesis in the developing embryo.

Dr. Marinakis and his team provide personalized advice and answer to each and every question that you may have. Keep in mind that you should manage stress and anxiety during pregnancy sharing your fears and feelings with people who trust such your partner, your doctor or the midwife. This is the key of a successful pregnancy.

Dr. Marinakis and his team support every woman who wants to have a natural labour, fully respecting the miracle of the birth. The woman is the primary decision - maker in her care and our team helps her to make the appropriate decisions. At the same time we are by woman’s side in order to ensure the safety of herself and her baby.

 

Dr. Marinakis has been trained and worked in the UK for 12 concecutive years. He has been qualified and certified by the London (Deanery) School of Obstetrics and Gynacology and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist. He has a vast experience managing low and high risks pregnancies as he has worked in the biggests materity units in London. Over the last years he is based in Athens providing high standards of maternity care.

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