Ever wondered why pregnant ladies suffer from baby blues? Apart from undergoing hormonal and body changes, do you know what happens to the internal organs during pregnancy? It may sound a bit horrifying but in the course of nine months, the uterus enlarges and other organs rearrange making room for baby as it grows. It is the time when you feel like your internal organs are squeezy toys.
Find out what happens to the internal organs during the pregnancy in the following article.
During pregnancy, the blood flow to the kidney increases from 35 to 60%, which increases the production of urine by 25%. This makes a pregnant lady urinate more. The kidney works more as to process waste from mother and fetus.
When you conceive, the amount of blood in your body increases by 40-45% and the rate at which blood flows in your body may increase from 100ml per minute to 120ml per minute. When you are close to your due date, it might increase to 350ml per minute. The increased blood flow to the skin, makes you feel warmer and enhances the glow of your skin.
The lungs and diaphragms squeeze in order to create space for the baby which may make you feel a little out of breath. The increase in blood volume also makes the nasal passage more congested which lowers the functioning capacity of lungs.
As the blood flow increases, it will need the heart to pump out the blood faster. You may observe a significant increase in heart beats, somewhere around 10-20 per minute. In order to ensure that proper nutrients are available to the growing fetus, the heart works harder and increases the pumping speed to generate electrical signals.
As the baby grows, the uterus expands and creates pressure on the urinary bladder. The other organs squeeze to create space for baby to grow. The womb creates pressure on the intestine. Looking at all these changes, we can imagine now why a pregnant woman goes toilet frequently and not able to breathe properly.
When the baby becomes heavier, the pressure of the uterus on urinary bladder makes the woman pass urine frequently. Change in pregnancy hormone levels also secrets body fluids which make her urinate more.
Your skin may undergo lot many changes during pregnancy. Stretch mark is one of the most common things you may get. As a result of increased pigmentation, you may experience mask of pregnancy commonly known as Melasma, which causes dark spots to appear on your face. Due to extra blood flow, you may also get varicose veins on your legs. Spider veins, dry, itchy stomach and skin tags are other skin problems you may experience.
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