Gestating a life, and having it in our womb for 9 months is one of the most beautiful moments in a woman’s life. Noticing how life is created within oneself is something that every woman who wants to be a mother should experience. However, pregnancy It causes many changes in the female body. Most of which disappear after delivery. These changes give rise to some symptoms, which are normal. Once you get pregnant and go to your first prenatal consultation, your doctor will give you all the information you need to know for each trimester of pregnancy. But, although you can go to your doctor whenever you need, it is important that you know some of the things that can happen in your body during pregnancy. We all know that during pregnancy it is common for you to develop varicose veins in the legsthat the breasts are usually enlarged by the preparation of hormones to produce milk, and that your feet become too swollen, among other things.
But surely there are many other changes that you are unaware of, and that is why throughout this post we will clear up your doubts.
All pregnancies bring with them certain changes, both physical and emotional. But don’t worry, it’s normal. In addition, everything returns to its place after pregnancy.
Just as varicose veins can appear in the legs, it can also be the case that you develop vulvar varicose veins. This is due to During pregnancy there is an increase in blood flow and as the size of the baby increases, it also puts pressure on the lower part of the bodywhich can favor the appearance of vulvar varicose veins.
It has always been said that women during pregnancy are resplendent. This is one of the changes your skin experiences during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and skin stretching so you can have the body of the baby inside you. However, this is not always the case. Some women develop brown or yellowish spots called chloasma or “pregnant mask” on their faces. Some will also develop a dark line right down the middle of the lower abdomenknown as the black line, like hyper-pigmentation (darkening of the skin) of the nipples, of the external genitalia, and the anal region. These changes are produced by pregnancy hormones, which cause the body to produce more pigmentation. On the other hand, it can also appear acne during pregnancysince the sebaceous glands of the skin
During pregnancy, your body produces a hormone called relaxin, which is believed to help prepare the pubic area and the womb for the birth of the baby. Relaxin relaxes the ligaments in your body making you less stable and more prone to injury. Thus, it’s easy to overstretch or injure a muscleespecially in your pelvic joints, lower back, and knees.
Many women experience changes in the texture and growth of their hair during pregnancy. The hormones that your body secretes will cause your hair to grow faster and fall out less.
But these changes in the nature of your hair are usually not permanent.; Most women lose a significant amount of hair in the postpartum period or when they stop breastfeeding.
Nails, like hair, can change significantly during pregnancy. The extra hormones can make them grow faster and stronger. Some women find that their nails tend to weaken and break during pregnancy. Like hair changes, nail changes are not permanent.
like the heart, the kidneys work harder during pregnancy. They take care of filter the largest volume of blood. The volume of blood filtered by the kidneys reaches its maximum value between 16 and 24 weeks and remains at this value until just before delivery. Then, the pressure exerted by the enlarged uterus may slightly decrease the supply of blood to the kidneys.
Under normal conditions, the activity of the kidneys increases when lying down and decreases when standing up. This difference is accentuated during pregnancy, which explains in part that pregnant women feel the need to urinate more frequently when trying to sleep. These and other things are some of the changes that a woman experiences during her pregnancy. If you have questions or doubts, don’t wait to see your doctor. ¡It will help you with everything you need!