Filter
Reset
Sort ByRelevance
vegetarianvegetarian
Reset
  • Ingredients
  • Diets
  • Allergies
  • Nutrition
  • Techniques
  • Cuisines
  • Time
Without


10 Things That Change Your Body When You're Pregnant

  1. During your pregnancy a lot happens in your body. You might feel nauseous and see your breasts change. But where is that and what else changes?

  2. During your pregnancy a lot happens in your body. You may feel nauseous and see your breasts change. But where is that and what else changes?

1. You have mood swings and are (often) nauseous

  1. One moment you feel very good and you laugh at nothing, while the next you prefer to crawl into a corner crying. These mood swings are caused by the increase in estrogen in your body, even a thousand times more than normal. And what about other pregnancy ailments, such as nausea, a lower libido and binge eating? It's all because of this hormone.

2. Your breasts change

  1. You may soon notice that your breasts change, especially your nipples may be more sensitive and the skin around your nipples may darken in color. At a later stage in your pregnancy, your breasts will actually grow and feel bigger, heavier and sometimes painful. This is due to the increase in the hormones estrogen and progesterone. You could also see blue veins on the breasts.

  2. You may soon notice that your breasts change, especially your nipples may be more sensitive and the skin around your nipples may darken in color. At a later stage in your pregnancy, your breasts will actually grow and feel bigger, heavier, and sometimes painful. This is due to the increase in the hormones estrogen and progesterone. You could also see blue veins on the breasts.

3. Your uterus is getting bigger

  1. If you are not pregnant, your uterus is about the size of a pear. During pregnancy, it becomes fifty times larger and ten times as heavy. Your uterus is attached to a number of ligaments, which are put under pressure by the growth of the uterus. This can cause tire pain; a nagging and sometimes stabbing pain. The growth of your uterus is a good indicator of the growth of the baby for midwives. They can measure this during a check-up by feeling the fundal height: the position of the top edge (X) in relation to the pubic bone (S) and the navel (N).

  2. If you are not pregnant, your uterus is about the size of a pear. During pregnancy, it becomes fifty times larger and ten times as heavy. Your uterus is attached to a number of bands (ligaments) that come under pressure due to the growth of the uterus. This can cause tire pain; a nagging and sometimes stabbing pain. The growth of your uterus is a good indicator of the growth of the baby for midwives. They can measure this during a check-up by feeling the fundal height: the position of the top edge (X) in relation to the pubic bone (S) and the navel (N).

4. Your heart is beating faster and breathing is harder

  1. During your pregnancy, approximately one liter of extra blood flows through your body than normal. As a result, your heart has to work harder, and you can sometimes feel your heart beating when you lie quietly. In addition, the respiratory center of your brain is adjusted differently, so that you can suffer from shortness of breath more quickly. It is also better not to lie on your back or as little as possible during your entire pregnancy, especially when your uterus gets heavier. Your uterus then compresses an important vein (the inferior vena cava), which lowers your blood pressure and can cause palpitations and shortness of breath, among other things. At the end of your pregnancy, your heavy uterus also presses against your lungs at the bottom. It makes it harder for you to breathe.

  2. During your pregnancy, approximately one liter of extra blood flows through your body than normal. As a result, your heart has to work harder, and you can sometimes feel your heart beat when you lie down quietly. In addition, the respiratory center of your brain is adjusted differently, so that you can suffer from shortness of breath more quickly. It is also better not to lie on your back or as little as possible during your entire pregnancy, especially when your uterus gets heavier. Your uterus then compresses an important vein (the inferior vena cava), which lowers your blood pressure and can cause palpitations and shortness of breath, among other things. At the end of your pregnancy, your heavy uterus also presses against your lungs at the bottom. It makes it harder for you to breathe.

5. Your feet are going to grow

  1. Do you suddenly no longer try on your favorite shoes during or after your pregnancy? That is true: research shows that the height of the arch of the foot decreased due to the extra weight and more flexibility in the joints. As a result, pregnant women stand flatter on their feet, and they can grow longer and wider. In the women studied, feet grew from a few millimeters to even an inch. Unfortunately, it can stay that way after birth.

  2. Do you suddenly no longer try on your favorite shoes during or after your pregnancy? That is true: research shows that the height of the arch of the foot decreased due to the extra weight and more flexibility in the joints. As a result, pregnant women stand flatter on their feet, and they can grow longer and wider. In the women studied, the feet grew from a few millimeters to even an centimeter. Unfortunately, this can remain so after birth.

6. You smell better

  1. During your pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, you can feel like a real sleuth. Wonderful if you enjoy the scent of hot sandwiches that you can smell from a considerable distance, but less pleasant if it makes you even more nauseous. Your enhanced sense of smell is due to the increase in - there is - that again - the hormone estrogen. The exact cause is not entirely clear yet, but it is probably due to the dilation of the blood vessels. Fragrances in your nose are therefore better absorbed.

  2. During your pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, you can feel like a real sleuth. Wonderful if you enjoy the scent of hot sandwiches that you can smell from a long distance, but less pleasant if it makes you even more nauseous. Your enhanced sense of smell is due to the increase in â € “there is â € ˜ie again â €“ the hormone estrogen. The exact cause is not entirely clear yet, but it is probably due to the dilation of the blood vessels. Fragrances in your nose are therefore better absorbed.

7. Your memory (temporarily) deteriorates

  1. If you used to still be very organized, now you suddenly put your keys in the fridge or you don't remember what you were going to get on the way to the kitchen. Don't worry, you are not alone: ​​this phenomenon is even referred to as â € €pregnancy dementiaâ € ™. It has not yet been sufficiently demonstrated, but there are indications that this really exists. It is probably due to the hormone progesterone, which plays a role in, among other things, the implantation of the fertilized egg and the growth of your uterus. Progesterone would only have the side effect that it temporarily affects your brain, so you remember less. According to evolutionary biologists, mothers would then be able to fully concentrate on their child.

  2. If you were still very orderly at first, now you suddenly put your keys in the fridge or you don't know what you were going to get on the way to the kitchen. Don't worry, you are not alone: ​​this phenomenon is even referred to as â € €pregnancy dementiaâ € ™. It has not yet been sufficiently demonstrated, but there are indications that this really exists. It is probably due to the hormone progesterone, which plays a role in, among other things, the implantation of the fertilized egg and the growth of your uterus. Progesterone would only have the side effect that it temporarily affects your brain, so you remember less. According to evolutionary biologists, mothers would then be able to fully concentrate on their child.

8. Your joints are getting weaker

  1. You may not notice much at first, but your joints are getting weaker, especially the ligaments (which hold the uterus) and muscles in your pelvis. This is due to the hormone relaxin, which ensures that there is space in your pelvis and that the baby can get out more easily during labor.

9. You get tanned faster

  1. When you are pregnant, your body produces more pigment. This can give you darker nipples, a vertical line across your stomach and more freckles. You will probably also tan a lot faster now. Just use a high protection factor (SPF) and do not stay in the sun for too long. This will reduce the risk of pigmentation spots on your face: a â € ˜pregnancy maskâ € ™.

10. Your metabolism is increasing

  1. The metabolism (the metabolism) is the process of supplying building materials and removing waste materials, with the aim of producing energy. Your metabolism is especially increased during the second and third trimester of your pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, your energy requirement is even increased by 33 percent.



Donate - BNB: bnb16ghhqcjctncdczjpawnl36jduaddx5l4eysm5c