8 Changes That Surprise Many Newly Pregnant Women


Looking forward to hold you baby in your hand in another 9 months?  Congratulations on the positive result as you did the pee-stick test.  In the meantime, look for these few weird pregnancy symptoms that appear upon conception.

Breathing is harder
Shortness of breath become common.  Your heart has to work harder to pump the extra blood to your fetus needs of oxygen causing it to beat faster, leaving you with a short breath.
Later in pregnancy when baby grow bigger, she actually put pressure on your diaphragm making it harder to inhale and exhale.

You didn’t even make it through one page of your book last night before falling asleep. If you’re suddenly exhausted, it might be a response to the increasing hormones in your body. For many women, tiredness continues through the first trimester, but then ebbs in the second.


There are numerous healthy ways to gain and boost more energy without constantly looking for a quick fix like having 3rd cup of coffee or pieces of chocolate. This could be helpful to cope with sluggish-during-pregnancy.

Most pregnant women start to get the queasies when they’re about 6 weeks along, but some can experience morning sickness (which unfortunately can occur morning, noon and night) earlier. It will most likely subside as you enter the second trimester.

What you can do:
1. Try to eat foods that will settle your stomach, like crackers or ginger ale.
2. Maybe this could help you discover more about morning sickness 

You always have to pee
Visiting bathroom become frequent and almost daily you got to wake up at night for a trip to the bathroom.  You are making more urine and your bladder squeezed by your growing uterus has less room to hold it.

What you can do:
1. Kegel exercise daily – Helps to strengthen your pelvic floor
2. Cut back caffeinated beverages – These act as natural diuretics.
3. Leaning forward while urinating – help you to better empty your bladder.

You tend to forget
Pregnancy can zap your brain cells in a number of ways.  It may due to sleep deprivation.  The more blood going to your fetus, less may be going to your brain.  Without the usual supply of oxygen and nutrients that blood carries, your mind would not function at its optimal level.

What you can do:
1. Write it down – If you need to remember something, write them down and place it in easy-to-remember spots
2. Use high-tech help – Use your Blackberry, laptop or electronic organizer to keep you organized and less forgetful.
3. Take it easy – Let yourself have a good laugh about those act resulting from being forgetful.

Your knees get weak.
During pregnancy your body makes a hormone called Relaxen that relaxes the pelvis specifically, other joints and ligaments can be affected, including those around the knees.

Another matter that contributes to knee problem is pregnancy excessive weight.  Extra pressure on the weight-bearing joints can cause severe knee pain.

What you can do:
1. Exercise – Go for low impact exercise that help strengthen the quadriceps muscles that support the knee.
2. Get off your feet – Avoid standing for so long, take the weight off your knees by propping your feed up whenever possible
3.  Here are 8 treatment that you could apply to ease a swollen ankles during pregnancy

Blurry sight
Pregnancy hormones decrease tear production that lead to eye dryness, irritation and discomfort.  Swelling happen even in your eyes the same way they make your ankles and feet swell up making its harder to focus making vision less sharp.  Good that this changes is temporary and your vision should go  back to normal after delivery

What you can do:
1.  Lubricate – if your eye feels dry, use a recommended lubricating drops.
2.  Rest your eye – if contacts are bothering you, consider wearing glass until after delivery
3. Don’t shell out for a new prescription – if you are not having tough time seeing, there is no need for a new pair of glasses

Coffee taste horrible
Raising and falling levels of hormones change the way you metabolise food and the amount of saliva you secrete.

Adjusting to your growing bump can be surprisingly stressful, but you can help yourself. Listen to your body’s need, you will feel better. If you are tired, re-schedule your activities and go for less important activities.

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