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Your boobs will undergo a bit of a transformation, even from early on. First you’ll likely notice that they become larger, tender, and your nipple sensitivity may skyrocket. You may notice that veins become more visible, that your areola darkens or that the little bumps on your nipple start to protrude a little more than usual. Breast tenderness is also a common premenstrual tension, so keep an eye out for other symptoms too.
A small amount of bleeding or ‘spotting’ is a common early sign of pregnancy. This is what’s known as implantation bleeding, which occurs when the fertilised egg attaches to the uterus lining. It will usually appear lighter than a normal period and only last for a short time. It’s not uncommon to also experience cramps, which could feel like your usual menstrual cramps.
Some mums-to-be find that they spot, changes in their vaginal discharge - usually that they seem to have more than usual. In the early days of your pregnancy, mucus is commonly thin and slippery, then thickens as your progesterone levels increase.
If you have any concerns about bleeding and the possibility of pregnancy - consult your GP.
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As you move into the third trimester of your pregnancy, you are probably more ready than ever to meet your baby – things can start to get quite uncomfortable at this point!
Your due date is getting closer by the day and you might be starting to get things prepared at home for when you finally bring your little guy or girl home.
The third trimester is both exciting and exhausting! Here are our tips for making the most of the final weeks of pregnancy.
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After generally feeling rubbish in the first trimester, the second trimester should – hopefully – bring some relief from any nausea and vomiting you may have experienced. You may also start to “pop” now (if you haven’t already) and you might finally announce your pregnancy to friends and family, which can be a huge relief, as it’s hard to keep such exciting news under wraps!
Here are some hacks to make the most of your second trimester …
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You might have sensed that something felt a little “off”, even before taking a pregnancy test. Then those two lines appeared, and now the fun really begins!
Every pregnancy is unique, and every woman’s body is unique. But there are a few things you can expect to feel and experience during those exciting, potentially scary yet amazing first 12 weeks.
Here’s what you need to know...