Pregnancy is a phase during which many changes take place in women. Tremendous fluctuations take place in hormones and the body undergoes several physical changes. It’s not only baby growing in the womb during pregnancy; women also develop a new organ placenta, which is responsible for providing nourishment to the foetus. The expanding uterus puts pressure on the digestive system and this causes heartburn. As the baby presses up against the diaphragm, you may experience shortness of breath.
To furnish the needs of growing life, more blood and blood vessels will be required by the body. The volume of blood increases to a great extent as you enter your 20th week of pregnancy. Increased requirement for food can make women dizzy and lightheaded. Most women experience exhaustion during their first trimester. Tiredness is normal due to increased metabolism of the body. Nausea and vomiting is also common among pregnant women due to hormonal changes. Increased hormone levels slow down the process of digestion, which leads to constipation. You may experience body pains as the uterus grows. Pregnancy is about a new life growing inside; you need to take healthy food and get enough rest.
This infographic depicts all the changes that occur during pregnancy in women, including the most significant to quite subtle.