How does a Woman's Body Change During Pregnancy?

In each of the different stages during pregnancy, a woman’s body and mind undergo various changes. While pregnancy is one of the most special times in a woman’s life, it can also be one of the most trying ones.

A woman has to go through many problems and inconveniences during pregnancy. Her fitness takes a hit, her body size and shape changes, she may experience constipation during early pregnancy and the lack of sexual intercourse in the final stages of the pregnancy may also take its toll.

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Fitness and Body Changes During Pregnancy

There are frequent headaches, body aches and mood swings because of increased hormonal activity. Though most of these problems are eliminated on their own during the course of the pregnancy, some of these may even continue after the delivery. It is therefore essential that a woman be both mentally and physically prepared before she decides to get pregnant.

During pregnancy, a woman not only has to take very good care of herself, but of her unborn baby as well. Both prenatal and post partum care are very essential.

For healthy women, who have taken all the necessary steps before conceiving and are regularly in touch with their doctors, the journey into pregnancy can be very smooth. However, even after taking all the necessary precautions and remedial measures, if you still feel nausea or headaches during early pregnancy, there are many things that you can do to relax.

Most doctors will stress on the importance of a good diet and a healthy lifestyle during your pregnancy.

Both of these are extremely important but also important is your over all mental wellbeing. If you are stressed about your pregnancy or feel fatigued and are experiencing cramps and aches in your body, light exercise is a great way to keep yourself fit, bust stress, and get rid of unnecessary pains and cramps.

Apart from that, alternative therapies like yoga, prenatal massage, and acupuncture during pregnancy can also be of great help. These therapies are ancient therapies that stimulate various pressure points situated all over the body. The stimulation of these special pulse points throughout the body helps in the channeling of healing energies that not only alleviate the various problems of pregnancy, but also help you keep relaxed and happy.

It is always a good idea to consult your doctor before you begin to take any of these therapies. While these may be good for your health, doing any of these in the wrong manner can have adverse effects on your health and your baby’s.

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