Pregnant For The First Time? Pt 1

If you have never been pregnant,you can never know what it feels like to be pregnant.Forget all the stories.

The feeling is simply amazing and is personal to each woman.

Meanwhile let me talk to the amazing moms and ladies in the house…

Hello amazing woman,you certainly must have experienced a lot of things in life.

Joys,extreme happiness ,pleasant expectations and even sorrows,but none is as extraordinary as knowing that you have a baby growing inside you and ,that you would someday soon give birth to your own child— and for the first timers,it is an indescribable experience.

However,it is also a fact that many first time moms to be sometimes are anxious;they worry a lot about the new development and sudden changes in their body,which are usually visible.

Some of these changes ,though are often blown out of proportion by the young or first time mom herself. She sees everything as magnified because she has never seen it before.

This is also made worse by the barrage of information all over the internet and also by the “advice” of the “older and experienced” moms.

All moms don’t experience the same thing so there’s no basis for comparison. While some things are universal manifestations, others are particular to some individuals.

I’m writing this to inform you CORRECTLY about a few things,just a few important things you need to know as you are preparing for your baby’s coming.

These are some changes you are definitely going to see and it is good to be aware so that you don’t fret when they come forth.

If you ready let’s go….

1.Increase in breast size
Obviously you’ll notice that your breasts will increase in size,by mere observation and also as indicated by your bra. The colour of the areola becomes deeper and the breast also becomes more tender and sensitive to touch.
Generally the nipples get darker and it is quite noticeable. It is not anything to worry about.

2.Acne tends to increase during pregnancy. The body becomes more oily like a young teenager and this is caused by the increased hormone estrogen produced when you are pregnant.

Maintain your regular hygiene of face and body. Not necessary to use any cream. Wash your face twice a day with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water.
If you have oily hair, shampoo every day and try to keep your hair off your face.
Avoid picking or squeezing acne sores to lessen possible scarring when they get infected.
Choose oil-free cosmetics if you must use cosmetics.

3. Vericose veins.
Vericose veins are enlarged veins in the legs usually because of the pulling of blood and sluggish venous return. y expect varicose veins in their legs during pregnancy, but veins near the vagina and vulva can also become swollen and pop out usually in the third trimester.

Although swollen veins in this area can be uncomfortable, they tend to go away after delivery. There’s no need to worry if you see them.

4.Pregnancy Glow
Many people are familiar with this.Even before you ever become pregnant, you may have noticed it in one of your friends. Your complexion suddenly changes and you begin to “glow” so to say. This is due to an increase in the circulation of blood to your skin making it appear

Some women sometimes complain that they are getting darker,but its all due to the hormones.
There may be dark patches on the face,and some dark spots on the thighs,arms and back. They are known as Chloasma or melasma. It simply indicates increase in the skin pigment known n as melanin.

5.Linear Nigra
This is the name given to the dark line that appears and runs from your navel(belly button) down to your pubic bone. You may also begin to notice that you have stretch marks( many people hate this). The stretch marks happen especially if you are obese or the fat type.

However some of them usually fade away after birth,when you must have returned to your pre-pregnancy weight.

6.Joint and muscle pain
Your doctor will check your pelvis to see if it is roomy enough for the passage of the baby.

However,nature has a way of creating more space in and around a woman’s pelvis, and that’s by secreting pregnancy hormones, including one known as relaxin, to loosen joints and ligaments (bands of connective tissue).

The hormone “relaxin” not only relaxes ligaments in a woman’s pelvis to prepare her for labor and delivery, but it also stretches joints and ligaments all over the body. This can lead to back pain and sciatica, or pain along the sciatic nerve — which starts in the lower back and runs through the backside and down the leg.

Let your doctor know when you have back pains.

We shall talk more about other signs and issues that accompany pregnancy especially for our first time moms who are preparing to ,or are already pregnant.

If you have any questions you’d like to have explained more in our next post,please let me know and indicate it in your comment below.

Continue to be Awesome,Beautiful,Confident and Healthy


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