Although some women are lucky enough to experience the "glow" of pregnancy, for the rest of us the 10 months growing a baby is HARD work. Working each day through nausea and heartburn, trying our best to continue with our normal routine. This post is for the Mamas who aren't "glowing". Here are some of the most common pregnancy symptoms and their causes...as well as some things you might try to feel a little bit better. Some of the symptoms have links to videos with more information or visuals...make sure to click on those!
In addition to the hormonal effects, there are other things happening in your body at the beginning of pregnancy:
Which first trimester symptoms will most likely stick with you? I hate to say it, but the heartburn, constipation and heightened sense of smell are here to stay. Here is a list of new symptoms you may begin to experience here in the second trimester:
Keep In Mind:
Although we've just covered several lists of things that will make pregnancy a challenge...keep in mind that your body is performing a miracle! You are growing a NEW HUMAN BEING! Really wrap your head around that. The power within that statement. Take that power with you in your day and know that all of this is temporary. All of this is part of growing your baby...and it will be over before you know it.
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