When you have unprotected sex, there is a chance that you could soon be expecting a child. Although most people want to have a baby, it can be hard to realise that your body and life will be changing a lot before it’s even born. You will end up experiencing many things while pregnant that some people might not know about. Here’s 10 to start you off so that you can prepare for your pregnancy journey!.,
Prepare for lack of sleep
When you get pregnant, you should be prepared that it’s unlikely you will get your eight hours of sleep at night. For starters, you will be going to the toilet, at least, a couple of times a night. As the baby grows, there is more pressure on your bladder, meaning that you tend to have to go to the loo more. Then there are the restless legs. When you are pregnant, you will get cramp more, and will have to move around the room. And when you get a kick by your baby, you may end up waking up. Unfortunately, your lack of sleep may continue when your child arrives, so try and relax if you can while you are pregnant.
You may break into rash
You may not have heard of this, but you can break out into a full body rash while pregnant. As this article describes, some ladies will see bumps appear on their body overnight. It can be horribly itchy for the mum-to-be, and can appear all over the body. It thankfully can go after you give birth. If you are finding it incredibly painful, see your doctor who may be able to provide you with some cream to help you have some relief for a while.
You can get Keloid marks
While you are pregnant, your skin will be stretching to make room for the baby. You are likely to get some stretch marks, but some women can get Keloid marks. It is more visible than a stretch mark, and can make a woman feel insecure about her body. There are some ways of removing the marks after the baby comes. You could use a keloid removal cream, or even enquire about surgery but this may be a costly procedure.
You may develop bleeding gums
When you are pregnant, you are bound to experience toothache which can be painful during pregnancy. But a lot of people don’t know that you may also experience bleeding gums. It is down to the progesterone in your body which can cause this annoying symptom. You can try and avoid bleeding gums by trying to eat fewer sweets, and making sure to rinse your mouth if you have been blessed with morning sickness! Talk to your dentist as well if it continues.
Prepare for spots
Unfortunately, when you get pregnant, a number of hormones can cause you to get more spots on your face. It can be worse if you have had acne before, as this will make it more inflamed. Try and drink more water, and hopefully, it will pass once the pregnancy is over! If it doesn’t, you could speak to a skin specialist or a doctor about the issue.
You will be able to smell everything
You might be surprised to know that when you become pregnant, you will be able to smell everything more strongly. So your favourite food or even perfume might start to smell completely different when pregnant. Even the smell of your partner can suddenly repulse you! A heightened sense of smell tends to happen in your first trimester, and can often be why you’re sick. It’s due to the oestrogen in your body because of the pregnancy. As this article says, try and avoid smells that make it worse, and open the windows so you can get some fresh air if it becomes unbearable.
You will want more sex
A lot of people say that when you’re pregnant, your sex life will go out the window. But this is not necessarily true. Some ladies feel like they want it more while they are pregnant. And it’s perfectly healthy to do so. Your increased sex drive will likely be down to the extra oestrogen in your body. Your other half will be pleased if this does happen when you are pregnant!
Say hello to facial hair
We all have to suffer from the terrors of unwanted hair on our armpits, legs, and bikini line. But when you are pregnant, there is the added stress of facial hair. It can be embarrassing when you are sporting a mini beard! Due to the unbalanced hormones in your body, hair grows even quicker. Pick up a waxing cream to get rid of the annoying facial hair.
You will be the centre of attention
When you get pregnant, everyone will be touching your stomach! So be prepared for people to get up close and personal with you. It can be quite overwhelming when people want to touch your belly, especially if you are self-conscious about your body. Also, prepare for visits from people you haven’t seen in ages, who will ask you loads of questions about your little one. You may notice that everyone will have an opinion on what you should be doing too. Whether it’s deciding if you are going to find out the sex, or if you are planning to breastfeed, everyone will have an opinion!
You don’t have to eat everything!
The old saying of ‘You have to eat for two’ is in fact, not true. When you are pregnant, you actually should only be eating an extra 300 calories a day. It will be a huge surprise to some people as they would think you should be doubling your amount of food. Some women don’t even experience cravings so they won’t fancy eating more. Try and eat healthy dishes that fill you up, and then you won’t want to snack so much!
We hope you don’t have to experience too many of the above. Remember that a lot of these will only happen while you are pregnant, and then after, you will have a beautiful baby to show for it!