Pregnancy causes many changes in a woman’s body and mind. The expecting mother’s body is completely transformed and there are many mental changes she undergoes during her pregnancy. Out of all the changes a woman can undergo during her pregnancy, we have picked the 5 weirdest changes an expecting mother can expect while she’s carrying.
1. Pregnancy Affects The Woman’s Brain
Several studies have proved that pregnancy can cause changes in the woman’s brain. A pregnant woman has a condition known as ‘pregnancy brain’ where she gets forgetful about things which increase as your pregnancy progresses. A group of English researchers conducted a test in 2010 where the pregnant women’s spatial memory was observed. Spatial memory is the ability to remember where you left things or objects are located. The study consisted of 23 pregnant and 24 non-pregnant women. The results showed that the pregnant women were more forgetful in their second and third trimesters when compared to the non-pregnant women.
2. You Have More Blood Now
Once you’re pregnant, your blood volume increases. Once women reach their 20th week of pregnancy, their body
3. Excess Fluids
Much like the excess blood, your body also experiences edema or accumulation of excess fluids in your body. This excess fluid makes up about a quarter of your pregnancy weight you’ve gained. Due to this excess fluid, you may experience a condition called as carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a syndrome where your hands are weak and your fingers become numb and have a tingling feeling. This is because gravity causes fluid to accumulate in your wrists when you leave your hands hanging by your side. And when you hand your hands by your side, the excess fluid presses over your nerves and leads to carpal tunnel syndrome.
4. Estrogen And Progesterone Spikes
5. Nose Swells
When you’re pregnant, your hormones are on a ride and cause most of your pregnancy symptoms. One of the symptoms caused by your raging hormones is the swelling of your nose’s inner lining. When the inner lining of your nose swells, the gap or area for air to circulate is reduced in your nose. This blockage leads to congestion, bleeding, and also snoring. Easy or common remedies for nose swells are saline nasal sprays.
Pregnancy is no easy phase. It comes with great responsibility and much bigger changes both in