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.
Tender breasts, fatigue, heartburn and constipation are all caused by hormonal changes. Let's take a closer look at each one:
As your belly gets bigger and your breasts continue to grow, some old symptoms should begin to subside and some new ones may start to appear. Here is a list of symptoms that should be on their way out as the second trimester begins:
You're in the home stretch...and boy will you feel it! You now get the good...feeling and SEEING your baby moving around inside your body. All the regular culprits will be pushing through and may even increase here in the last trimester (heartburn, constipation, sense of smell). Some of our old friends will be returning (increased urination, fatigue, nausea/vomiting). But here are some additional things you may start to feel:
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.
In Gratitude & With Love,
Lynn Turcotte-Schuh is a Childbirth Educator, Parenting Mentor, wife and Happy Mama. When she is not supporting other families, she loves spending time with her own family on their wannabe homestead. She loves cooking, gardening, all things outdoors and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. The best parts of her day are enjoying simple things with the people she loves.
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