Hey mommies, we all know our bodies can change a lot throughout your pregnancy journey, but did you ever think of what actually happened when you are pregnant? Here are 5 fun facts about your pregnant body, let's take a look:
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!