The journey of motherhood is a remarkable experience. In the span of 40 weeks, your tiny miracle evolves from the size of a pinhead to the beautiful baby you'll soon hold in your arms. While your body is inherently designed for this incredible transformation, it's beneficial to be aware of some lesser-known changes that may occur. Here, we'll explore 5 amazing ways your body will transform during pregnancy and provide suggestions for navigating through them.

Your heart grows bigger
Pregnancy is associated with substantial physiological changes throughout the pregnant individual's body. One such change is increases in heart size and blood flow to ensure the fetus receives proper oxygen and nutrients.

Your bones are soften
Actually, your bones get loose. Baby's head has got to make it off the hard, bony pelvis somehow. Fortunately, the pregnant body has a trick up its sleeve: the hormone relaxin, appropriately named because it relaxes the cartilage that holds bones together.

Your body produces more blood
Maternal blood volume increases by 45% to approximately 1200 to 1600 ml above non-pregnant values, to provide extra blood flow to the uterus and  other organs, especially the kidneys. The greater volume brings more blood to the vessels and increases oil gland secretion.

Your hair texture changes
Hormones can make your hair grow faster and fall out less. But these hair changes usually aren't permanent. Many women lose some hair in the postpartum period or after they stop breastfeeding. Some women find that they grow hair in unwanted places, such as on the face or belly or around the nipples. Changes in hair texture can make hair drier or oilier. Some women even find their hair changing color.

The whole pregnancy journey is really like keep on Googling, "Is ______ normal?" for 9 months. Yes, our body changes a lot during this time, but always contact your personal docotor if you feel not sure about your body!