There are many things you should expect when you’re expecting. Some of these are commonly known, while other’s are known, but not talked about. In this articles, i’m going to discuss all the things that are going to happen to your body over the next nine months. Not everything written here is going to sound pleasant, but just remember, it’s all natural, and at the end, you’ll get a beautiful, healthy baby.
When you first become pregnant you’ll notice a few key signs. Usually women find out they’re pregnant through the unpleasant clues that our body leaves us. Have you missed your period? Was your last period just a spot? These could be signs that you’re pregnant. You might notice that your nipples are sore? Or perhaps your breast seem a little swollen? These are also signs that you might be pregnant. Discoloration of the nipple can also be a telling sign of pregnancy. Usually after pregnancy, the nipples will go back to normal.
During the first trimester, usually after the signs I talked about before, you’ll notice the perfectly natural process of morning sickness. Usually morning sickness consist of nausea. A lot of women vomit quite a bit during this part of the pregnancy. Some women even vomit on a schedule, like once every hour. The best way to minimize this is by making sure you’re getting all the nutrition your baby needs.
A lot of people don’t realize that spotting’s normal during pregnancy. They just expect to not bleed at all because periods do not happen while pregnant. When we are pregnant, the body has 50% more blood. sometimes this blood is discharged a little bit. If you have spotted you should not panic. It does not mean, necessarily, that you’re having a miscarriage. You should see a doctor if you’re spotting though, especially if the bleeding continues for a long time, or there’s a lot of it.
When your baby becomes bigger, so does your stomach. There are a lot of products out there that claim to be able to stop this, but it’s not really so. When you’re pregnant, you will develop stretch marks. The skin has to stretch quite a bit during pregnancy, and can’t keep up. That’s why stretch marks are formed. You might be able to minimize the appearance of your stretch marks by using lotions like CoCo Butter. If you get in shape after the pregnancy, your skin is much more likely to return to normal. A lot of women are proud of their stretchmarks because they’ve shown a successful pregnancy. I’m sure you can develop that attitude as well. There are cosmetic procedures that might reduce the look of stretchmarks after pregnancy. Ask your doctor about those.
After pregnancy you can expect a mega period. Well, it’s not really a period, it’s the uterus cleaning itself out after giving birth. A lot of women bleed steadily for about six weeks after giving birth. This is going to be more blood then you are used to seeing down there. You’ll need special pads to stay hygienic during this time. This is something the hospital will give you. Don’t worry, they’ll let you know were to get more when it’s time.
You should listen to your doctor, and pay attention when he or she says it’s okay to have sex again. You probably won’t feel like it anyway after having a baby. Remember, your body needs time to heel, so you should hold off on the activity for six weeks. This will give time for the bleeding to stop as well. It’s important to let the body heel itself. The amount of time you need to wait might be different with a C section. Ask your doctor.
I hope you have a healthy, smooth pregnancy. As long as you talk with your doctor regularly, and eat healthy food, while maintaining an active lifestyle, you’ll do just fine. With all the technology that is modern medicine, it’s no wonder so many people are having happy, healthy babies. Everything listed above is perfectly normal, and isn’t a sign of something being wrong. It might not be pleasant, but it is natural! It’s all worth it once you get that little, bundle of joy at the end!