While pregnancy is one of the most beautiful journeys, it can be overwhelming too. Nurturing a new life inside you is not an easy task, after all. You predict, plan and prepare yourself but your body changes during pregnancy in so many ways that you’re caught off guard.
So, we suggest you sit back and let us give you a heads up on what to expect when you’re expecting.
- Sore breasts: This is one of the earliest physical changes during pregnancy that will secretly creep up. Your breasts will feel tender, larger, and even painful at times. Since there’s nothing you can do about it, you might as well take your fancy dresses out for a treat because it is only going to get harder for you to fit into your old clothes.
- Bladder on loose: Apart from the monthly visits to your doctor, you should also get ready for unusually frequent trips to the bathroom. As the baby moves, you will feel occasional kicks to your bladder which will only make it worse! So, drink as much water as you can to stay hydrated. We hate to break it to you, but you might not always reach the ladies’ room on time.
- Fluid retention: Your body changes during pregnancy from inside out, and a grown belly is just one part of it. Your body starts retaining more fluid, which leads to swollen fingers, ankles, and legs, meaning a heart-wrenching goodbye to your favourite pair of shoes.
- Mood swings: During this time, you undergo a lot of physical as well as hormonal changes. And, it is because of the hormonal upsurge that women experience mood swings while they are pregnant. But don’t worry, the hormones adjusts back to normal after a point of time.
- Morning sickness: As if being extremely emotional wasn’t enough, you can count on morning sickness to make it worse. For a lot of women, it is like having a three-month-long hangover that no lemonade can fix.
- Flatulence: Like a lot of other bodily functions, you will lose control over it, but the good thing is, you will also get used to it.
So there you have our short list. But in spite all of it, your body will find some way or the other to surprise you. The best way to tackle this is to embrace these changes and the precious gift of motherhood.