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    10 Body Changes In Pregnancy During The Second Trimester

    Being a mom is a huge blessing and can often be challenging. No matter what a mother is a selfless, loving human who must sacrifice many of their wants and needs for the wants and needs of their children.

    During the second trimester of pregnancy, you might experience a lot of physical changes. This is normal and will only progress to more physical changes.

    Below is 10 body changes in pregnancy during the second trimester.

    Growing belly and breasts: As your uterus expands to make room for the baby, your belly grows. Your breasts will also gradually continue to increase in size. These changes prepare you for breastfeeding. The skin on and around your nipples darkens. You may also have small bumps around your nipples.

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    Braxton Hicks contractions: You will have mild, irregular contractions as a slight tightness in your abdomen. If the contractions become regular and steadily increase in strength, you should a doctor. This could be a sign of preterm labour.

    Nasal problems: During pregnancy, your hormone levels increase and your body makes more blood. This can cause your mucous membranes to swell and bleed easily, resulting in stuffiness and nosebleeds.

    Dental issues: Pregnancy can cause your gums to become more sensitive to flossing and brushing, resulting in minor bleeding.

    Skin changes: Hormonal changes during pregnancy stimulate an increase in pigment-bearing cells (melanin) in your skin. As a result, you might notice brown patches on your face.

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    Leg cramps: Leg cramps are common in the second trimester. It often happens at night. These is related to the pressure your growing baby puts on the nerves and blood vessels that go to your legs. Make sure you sleep on your side instead of your back.

    Dizziness: Pregnancy causes changes in circulation that might leave you dizzy. You might feel lightheaded all the time.

    Vaginal discharge: You might notice a sticky, clear or white vaginal discharge. You should see a doctor if your bleeding.

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs): Infection in the second trimester is normal and very common. Hormonal changes slow the flow of urine and your bladder doesn’t empty completely because your enlarged uterus pushes on it.


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