7 Body Changes To Expect During Pregnancy

Body changes during pregnancy are expected and as your pregnancy progresses you will experience physical changes, including backaches, weight gain and fluid retention. To reduce discomfort, avoid taking hot showers or baths, use mild soap and moisturise liberally with lotion.

1) Intense Itching

Severe itchiness in the second or, more commonly, third trimester can be a sign of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, a liver problem that affects up to 2 percent of pregnant women and may spell trouble for your baby. Call your doctor immediately if you think you have cholestasis. If you do, your doctor will recommend the appropriate tests for you and your baby.

2) Stretch Marks

Not all the women get stretch marks. Because they appear in areas where the skin has stretched rapidly due to weight gain, you may reduce your chances by gradually adding pounds, and not exceeding the recommended weight for your body type. If you do get stretch marks, there are some options for minimising them with some creams.

3) Fast-growing Fingernails

Sometime around the fourth month, your nails may start to grow faster than usual. They may also become softer or more brittle and develop tiny grooves. They should return to normal within a few months postpartum.

4) A growing belly:-

Your waist will begin to enlarge as your baby and your uterus grow larger. Depending on your size before pregnancy, you may not notice this change until the second trimester.

5) Constipation:-

The slow process of breaking down food can also cause , gas, and bloating. You should be taking a prenatal vitamin that contains iron. The iron in the vitamin can also lead to constipation. Your doctor may suggest taking fiber supplements or a stool softener to help with constipation. You should also make sure you are drinking plenty of water (about eight glass per day). If you have severe problems, tell your doctor. He or she may want you to take a different prenatal vitamin.

6) Breast changes:-

Many women notice changes in their breasts early in pregnancy. The hormones in your body are changing to prepare for breastfeeding. As these changes occur, your breasts may feel tender and swollen. Your breasts will continue to grow in size and change throughout your pregnancy, and may feel even bigger and fuller at later stages of pregnancy.

7) Vaginal changes.

The lining of your vagina will become thicker and less sensitive. You may even notice a thin, whitish discharge, which is normal during pregnancy. Mild vaginal bleeding or spotting is also common and normal. However, you should call your doctor if you have any vaginal bleeding. If the bleeding is severe or painful, go to the emergency room.


Apart from this, if you want any information related to your pregnancy & see your baby growth, movement & heartbeats then visit any nearby pregnancy clinic. If you are looking for scan center in Yorkshire or its nearby area, then Miracle Inside is the best Ultrasound Baby Scanning Clinic in Leeds.



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