Your belly takes the center stage when you’re pregnant. But a whole lot of changes are happening in your other body parts too, including your breasts, so it’s best to be prepared.
With the hormones flying all over the place, your boobs were bound to get affected. So welcome to the world of
- Sore boobs
- Tender nipples
- Bye-bye lacy lingerie
- And, lumps in your breast
In case you were wondering that like your tummy this, too, would go away too, understand that you have signed up for a whole nine months of development which continues post birth. (breastfeeding, etc.)
If you think that morning sickness and mood swings were as bad as it gets, wait for the first few weeks when your best buddies would also join in wreaking havoc. Your boobs would be sore, and the most tender part would be your nipples (so much so that you might have ditch that sexy thing you were planning to wear for date night). Trade in for more comfortable bras and take long warm showers.
Bigger Breasts Size
Sort of like a temp boob job! However, be prepared as throughout your pregnancy your breast size would keep increasing. Invest in those comfortable, big cup sized bras or choose a sports bra instead. Some women also feel itchy, so feel generous in applying those anti-stretch marks cream.
Change In Color
Brace yourself (not too tight, though) for more is coming. Many women notice visible veins which is caused by the increased blood flow. Once you have given birth or stopped breastfeeding, this would subside and you would find yourself somewhere near your normal breast size again.
From as early as the 16th week of your pregnancy, your boobs can make milk. You might be grossed out at your breasts leaking a whitish liquid, but don’t panic as it is just colostrum. Using breast pad can help but if you find blood, contact your doctor immediately.
Continuing Your Breast Exam
Continue your breast exam even if your breast is changing in size and you can feel the lumps. It will be little tricky but continue doing it every month. Inform doctor immediately if there is something unusual.
Pregnancy is not easy. Too many changes are happening in your body and some might be scary. The truth is your boobs would also take on a life of its own, growing in size, being painful and itchy and even changing color. You just have to adjust and use loads of moisturizer and not panic, for it’s normal.