Physical Changes During Pregnancy

  • First Trimester
    • Breast tenderness and swellingPregnant_cartoon.jpg
    • Darkening of the nipples
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Change in appetite
  • Second Trimester
    • Abdominal growth
    • Hips widen
    • Breast changes
  • Third Trimester
    • Abdominal growth
    • Stretch marks
    • Indigestion/heartburn
    • Colostrum leaking from nipples
    • Birth of the baby
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  • Other Changes That May Occur
    • Constipation
    • Body aches
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Leg cramps
    • Darkening of skin on face
    • Dark line on abdomen called Linea nigra
    • Swelling
    • Urinary frequency and leaking
    • Varicose veins

Physical Changes After Delivery
  • Stomach and uterus return to normal size
  • Skin coloring returns to normal
  • Stretch marks stay, but lighten color with time
  • Engorged breasts from milk coming in
  • Breasts are sore from milk coming in
  • Nipple area may become bigger


References:
http://www.4parents.gov/sexdevt/reproductive/mother_physical/index.html
http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/body-changes-discomforts.cfm