10 ways pregnancy changes your life

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How can pregnancy change your life? There are several ways in which your life might change after getting pregnant. Your date nights will be counted, and you’re going to lose a lot of your sleep, but what about the changes you don’t hear about every day? Here are some things you might not have realised will change forever once you’re a parent.

Priorities change


From the minute the test stick changes colour confirming that you are pregnant, your entire life changes. What used to matter tonnes, now matter less. What you never even knew existed, now seems to matter the most. Your favourite food, pass times, hobbies, your sleep and what not, everything gets altered. Suddenly, everything you once couldn’t live without appearing superfluous when they’re a risk to your baby. Now it is more about that unseen human inside you than about you or the others around you.

Morning sickness


Though it is called Morning Sickness, it can be afternoon or evening sickness, it is not only during morning hours that a pregnant woman feels sickness, it can be any time in the day. Morning sickness during pregnancy refers to nausea and vomiting, for some pregnant ladies the sickness will be severe in the morning, and some mommies to be will be facing the same in the afternoon and evening times or late night hours. Morning sickness can strike at any time and last throughout the day; also the symptoms vary from person to person, and it is no fun for the 75 percent of women who endure it. In fact, for an unfortunate few, it can last all day long. Most pregnant women feel some degree of nausea, and about 33 percent experience daily vomiting.

Obsession to know “what to expect”

There is a lot out there on the internet and in books that tell you about inch by inch changes that happen to you and your little human inside every day from the day you get pregnant. It’s easy to become preoccupied with those over pouring details. But remember that everyone’s pregnancy is different. Use the progress summaries to tune into your body and focus on what’s happening with you, but keep in mind that your doctor is the best person to answer most questions.

Hormonal changes


During the period of nine months, a woman’s feelings and emotions can vary from the highs of feeling overjoyed and excited on having a baby to the lows of feeling anxious, worried and terrified as the delivery and motherhood approaches. Some women cry, yes literally cry over the most silliest things such as; eating a chocolate bar getting near the end and dropping the last piece, another crying herself to sleep because she had forgotten to buy milk. There are others who burst into tears because they went to a restaurant ordered a burger and was saving the pickle to eat last, but the waiter thought she had finished and removed her plate. Well, when you are pregnant you can go from uncontrollable laughing to crying and back to laughing again all in a very short space of time. It is all due to loads of hormonal changes happening in your body.

Sex during pregnancy


It’s better for some women, not as good for others. Increased blood flow to your pelvic area during pregnancy can cause your genitals to engorge, and heighten sexual sensation. But some women state that this leaves them with an uncomfortable full feeling after intercourse ends. After surviving weeks of morning sickness, some will emerge triumphantly and wait for their sex life to return to normal. But there are others who would want to go to bed and sleep. It varies from person to person.

Physical changes


A woman’s body experiences many changes during the nine months of pregnancy. Some of these physical changes are visible, like an expanding belly and gaining of weight, swollen ankle and feet. As the pregnancy progresses and your breasts prepare for breastfeeding, they get even bigger and may leak an early form of milk. So, be ready for your cup size changes and your shoe size changes for starters as there are a lot more physical changes that happen when you get pregnant.

Parental admiration

Parental admiration

It is only when you become a parent you get to understand and love your own parents more after releasing how much of sacrifices and care that has to be done for bringing a baby into this world and nurturing them into good and healthy human beings.

Intimate conversation with strangers

Everyone whom you meet or come across in your daily life will be interested in you when they see that baby bump. Even total strangers would like to know details about your delivery plans and nursing plans. They will even disclose details about themselves that you never, ever wanted to know.

Pregnancy cravings


Finding different taste turn-ons (and turnoffs!) every day? The sudden urge for a particular (and particularly unusual) dish. About half of women in the United States report at least one food craving or a new sense of repulsion at the very thought of a portion of food they previously enjoyed during pregnancy.

Innumerable restroom breaks

Drinking plenty of water is necessary for pregnancy, but doing so inevitably ends in endless journeys to the loo. Do what you need to do and don’t be ashamed to ask for a bathroom.