This week we are looking at you and that amazing body of yours!! So here it goes, this is our Top 10 facts about your pregnant body.
In as little as 40 weeks, your body grows another human being – how incredible is that?!
Fact 1 – Teeth
In the UK all pregnant women receive free dental treatment up until your baby is 12 months old! This is because gums become vulnerable and bleeding are extremely common! To avoid this, it is recommended to increase your calcium intake. So why not try a glass of milk every night and see if you notice a difference? Add cookies and it’s the perfect bedtime snack.
Fact 2 – Breathing
Did you know that as your uterus grows your diaphragm is compressed? Although it may seem difficult to breathe deeply, you actually take in more air to compensate!
Fact 3 – Smell
It’s not a myth, pregnant women really do have a stronger sense of smell. Changes in food likes and dislikes may stem from this! Prepare yourself for smells that will make you gag! Get in touch – what do you hate to smell that you used to love?!
Face 4 – Hair
Probably our favourite fact in our top 10 pregnant facts is that your hair will become thicker. Due to an increase in oestrogen, hair will appear glossier and thicker, ooo lala!! However, don’t worry if some hair falls out after the birth, as this is hair that would have shed in the previous 9 months!
Fact 5 – Skin
Hormones mean that skin can dry out during the nine-month stretch. And speaking of stretching, make sure skin is protected against stretch marks! Our Tummy Rub Butter and Oil will do just that, while hydrating and soothing any itchiness. (US customers, get your Tummy Rubber Butter and Oil from the US Mama Mio site).