Whether you like children or not, one cannot but agree that pregnancy does a lot of strange things with the female body. As long as you carry the tiny person inside you, which is a miracle in itself, your body goes through many changes to adapt to a new guest.
In the first trimester, sudden hormonal changes begin. Estrogen and progesterone levels increase rapidly, and testosterone levels decrease. The levels of oxytocin and relaxin are changing. Such a hormonal cocktail provokes at least mood swings, not to mention physical changes.
If you are pregnant or are planning a baby, prepare yourself for what may happen to your body.
1. The protrusion of the navel.
Even if you had a neat, deep navel wrapped inside, before the pregnancy, as your belly grows, it can bulge. A growing baby in the womb puts pressure on all other organs, as well as the navel. However, after giving birth, he must return to his normal state.
2. Soreness or discomfort in the navel.
Some women have increased sensitivity in the navel, especially when protrusion in the last trimester. This is due to the pressure of the uterus in the abdomen, general stretching of the skin and irritation of the protruded navel with clothing.
3. Frequent urination.
Hormone pregnancy hormone increases blood flow to the pelvic area, which activates the kidneys. In the meantime, the growing uterus is pressing more and more directly on the bladder, so that you constantly feel the urge to urinate.
4. Strange eating habits.
No matter how funny it seems, but it's true. This usually starts in the first trimester and peaks in the second. And it all depends on nationality. Scientists have noted that women in Tanzania most often draws on meat and mangoes, and American women on milk and sweets. Some doctors note that in this way, a pregnant woman intuitively searches in the products for those substances and vitamins that she lacks.
5. Sensitivity to odors.
All because of the hormones, in particular estrogen, and the general rush of blood in the body with the appearance in it of a new organism.
6. Improving hair condition.
Yes, well, if only on the head. But in pregnant women hair on the lower abdomen and on the nipples may become noticeable.But in general, thanks to estrogen, your hair will be like advertising shampoo. At least before the birth.
This is a common problem during pregnancy due to water retention in the body. In an interesting position, your body produces 50% more blood and fluid - for growing babies and maintaining the body. But this leads to swelling in the legs, face, hands, which is especially noticeable by the 5th month. To reduce this, you need to avoid caffeine and take potassium.
8. Discharge from the vagina and nipples.
They are insignificant, transparent or white. Just in case, you can consult a doctor, but usually it is not scary. It is dangerous if they are darker and accompanied by pain.
9. Muscle cramps.
About half of pregnant women experience cramps in the muscles of the legs, back and abdomen.
10. Voice change.
As if the second transitional age, pregnancy can change your voice. As well as cause acne. That's happiness.
11. Inside you there is a new body.
Not only a new person, but also a new organ for its maintenance is the placenta, which provides it with nutrients and oxygen. The placenta begins to develop soon after fertilization, after which it is attached to the uterus and grows with it.
12. There is a person inside you.
In the end, you are carrying a new person in your stomach.