Pregnancy does not only produce changes in your body. It can also affect the rest of you. Here are 5 changes that you should expect during your pregnancy:
1) The Infamous Nesting Instinct
The nesting instinct is defined as the powerful urge a woman feels to begin preparing her home for the baby through cleaning, decorating, or both. As the impending due date draws closer, a woman might find herself performing strange tasks. Tasks, like cleaning walls or organizing closets, which she normally would not have had time for. This instinct can actually be beneficial; once your baby is born a clean home will leave you with more time to recuperate from childbirth.
2) Difficulties Concentrating
During the first three months of your pregnancy, you are most likely going to experience morning sickness and tiredness that can make you feel mentally fatigued. However, even pregnant women who are well rested are going to experience periods of forgetfulness and difficulties concentrating. In most instances, hormonal changes and a preoccupation with your unborn baby are going to be blamed foryour concentrating difficulties. With your baby’s impending birth, other small things like paying bills or work are going to seem less important. Combat forgetfulness by creating lists of things you need to do for yourself.
3) Mood Swings
Mood swings occur frequently throughout pregnancy, often due to hormonal changes. One minute you are going to feel like crying, but the next minute, you may feel wildly happy. They tend to occur most often during the first and third trimesters. Approximately 15% of pregnant women will experience depression throughout their pregnancies, so if your symptoms persist unabated for two weeks or longer, you should consult your doctor.
4) The Girls Grow In Size
It is a well-known fact that your breasts will increase in size during pregnancy. In fact, it is one of the first obvious signs of pregnancy. However, many women are surprised by just how much they grow. It is not uncommon for “the girls” to increase in size by at least two cup sizes during your pregnancy. Additionally, breast size does not increase just in the first 3 months of pregnancy, it can continue through the whole 9 months. Do not be surprised if you need to increase your bra size 2-4 times over the course of your pregnancy.
5) The Skin
Everyone has heard of the “pregnancy glow”. This is just one of a number of skin changes you will encounter during the course of your pregnancy. Other women will develop chloasma, or the pregnancy mask, on their faces. These are yellow or brown patches of skin. Hyperpigmentation of the genitals, areolas, and lower abdomen are also not uncommon. Acne is another common skin condition that makes an appearance during pregnancy, due to the increase in oil production from the sebaceous glands.
These are just a few of the changes that you can expect to encounter during your pregnancy, and no two pregnancies are alike. Would you like to know what else you should be on the lookout for? Order Ultimate Pregnancy Secrets today for a revealing look at what will occur during your pregnancy on a week by week basis.