The First Trimester

Every mother-to-be who conceives for the first time, feels a roller coaster of emotions. From this point on, she will always be a mother first. All the other roles she plays are put on the backseat. She knows that a new life is being born within, and she will do everything to ensure that the little one inside is nurtured beautifully.

At Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital new parents have access to advanced antenatal, birthing, post-partum, neonatal, pediatric sub specialities and gynecology services from a premium, state-of-the-art ambience that spells warmth and comfort, delivered by a team that believes as much in empathy as in excellence.

What also gives Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital an unbeatable edge is the sheer confidence of Apollo Hospitals’ tertiary support at the distance of a phone call. Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital is about making the life-altering nine months not only joyous as a result of the personalized care lavished on every mom-to-be, but worth all the doubts, the aches and the butterflies.

For the Mother
"In the first trimester you are likely to see a gamut of physical and emotional changes that are happening; getting used to being pregnant can be difficult, more so if you are a first time mother. You are likely to experience morning sickness, nausea, unending cravings and frequent mood swings. However, you needn't get too perturbed, because all of this is completely normal and healthy."

Getting yourself checked frequently and establishing a close relationship with your gynecologist helps ease your anxieties. Make sure you are available for the timely screenings. The screenings will include ultrasound scans to check for the fetus' growth, abnormality patterns and other genetic disorders, if any.

For the Baby
"In the first trimester the baby grows from a single cell into a fully formed baby with arms, feet and ears. The baby weighs about 1 ounce at the end of the first trimester. The baby will experience its first ultrasound scan during this period, you will get the first glimpse of who he or she is! Some of the most critical development of the baby takes place during this time. However, much care is needed as there is also a higher chance of miscarriage in some cases."

Services Available at Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital for the First Trimester

● Regular Check-up
● Fetal Scans & Screenings
● Consultations
● Prenatal Exercise Classes
● Pregnancy & Dietary Advice