Are you expecting a child and witnessing a slew of changes in your body as the time progresses. Changes are obvious as you have a completely new life inside you. As the time progresses, women’s bodies undergo a slew of unbelievable changes. Often, the expecting mothers get hung up on the negative symptoms and with good reason. The unrelenting nausea, excruciating heartburn and all-time fatigue make you feel irritated.
Hard to believe, but women’s bodies do incredibly mind-blowing things as the embryo develops in the womb. Here are some of the amazing things that can happen to women’s bodies during pregnancy. Notably, it is not necessarily same for two pregnant ladies as the changes are tend to differ depending upon your body.
You Grow An Entire Organ
During pregnancy, women’s bodies grow a whole new organ, i.e., the placenta — a structure that develops in the uterus and provides oxygen and nutrients to your baby. It, moreover, plays a key role in waste removal from your womb.
You Actually Glow
If you find yourself looking beautiful and your skin glowy, it’s not just because you’re brimming with I’m-about-to-become-a-mom sentiment; there’s also a physiological basis for it. The aforementioned increase in circulation that occurs during pregnancy causes many women’s faces to appear brighter, or flushed.
You Stop Shedding Your Hair
This is the best news for every woman. During pregnancy you stop shedding hair at its normal rate. During pregnancy, higher estrogen levels extend that growth phase, meaning you lose less hair and may suddenly find yourself with a gloriously thick ponytail.
You Loosen Up
More specifically, as you move through your pregnancy, hormones (especially the aptly named “relaxin”) help soften the ligaments that hold your bones together and the pelvic bones themselves begin moving to accommodate your baby’s birth. Sometimes, this can cause a bit of pain and discomfort (if it’s severe enough, you should see your doctor), although as What To Expect reports, once your baby is born, your joints will firm up again.
You Breathe Differently
It’s not uncommon for pregnant women to feel short of breath, particularly in the later stage of the pregnancy when the uterus grows and begins to press on the diaphragm. But breathing also changes because of the high levels of the hormone progesterone in your body signal your brain to lower the levels of carbon dioxide in the blood.
Your Blood Volume Doubles
During pregnancy, the volume of blood in a woman’s body increases by a whopping 50 percent in order to help support the uterus.
You Become Particularly Orgasmic
The increased blood flow to a woman’s genitals and rise in the numbers of hormones that influences sexual desire increase sexual sensitivity, allowing many women to orgasm more easily.