Pregnancy is a miraculous process that can be a very beautiful time in a woman’s life. There are many women that seem to have a ‘special’ glow about them that in some women is very noticeable. Some women are full or extra energy in the beginning months of their pregnancy because of the excitement that they are feeling. It is a time that can be an all around joyous time ifor many women to experience. However, there are also a wide variety of different ways in which pregnancy can affect a woman’s body, making some of the stages throughout pregnancy to be not nearly as joyous as others.
It can be very exciting to a woman when she first learns that she has successfully become pregnant, but in many cases it is not very long at all before her body shows through the phase of morning sickness that it is not nearly as excited about the ordeal as she is. For some women this phase of pregnancy will only last for a very short period of time, and then other cases it can last through the entire first three months, and even longer in some cases.
A growing belly, being proof that an expectant mother is carrying a baby is another excitement of pregnancy for many women, but in many cases it also means that stretch marks are soon to follow. After all, the body must grow and make room for the new baby that will need to be delivered. Some women are lucky and do not have problems with stretch marks, some women only get a few, and then others get so many stretch marks that they feel as if they can be compared to a zebra. They can appear on the belly, the abdomen, the breasts, the inner thighs, other areas of the legs, and even on the arms. Much of this is determined by how much weight a woman gains during her pregnancy.
There are many people that are not aware of the fact that being pregnant is also a time in a woman’s life that can affect her teeth and gums. This is because the growing baby inside the womb needs as many vitamins and minerals as can be obtained through the placenta that is attached to the uterine wall, and this includes vitamin D. Vitamin D helps a great deal in keeping an individual’s teeth in the best condition as possible and many women begin experiencing problems with their teeth due to the decreased amount of vitamin D they have in their own body, that is being passed onto the baby.
Hormonal changes, swelling feet, and breasts that become tender and engorged are also other areas of a woman’s body that can be affected when she becomes pregnant.
Although there are a variety of changes of the body that a person has to get used to when they decide to have a baby of their own, most women will agree after the entire process of pregnancy and delivery is over, that it is well worth the changes that their body endures.