If you are newly pregnant, everything becomes real, you are becoming a parent. When you miss your period, you start thinking this is it (especially if you have a regular cycle). But, there are some people who often miss their monthly periods.
If you have irregular periods, it might be hard to suspect you might be pregnant by just missing one period. Therefore, you will have to wait for the second month to see what happens.
However, different people experience pregnancy symptoms differently. These symptoms become more noticeable at 2 months. They include fatigue, breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and frequent urination among others. Read on to learn more about the second month of pregnancy.
There are a number of changes that will occur to a pregnant woman in the second month of pregnancy. They include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, frequent urination, dizziness and food cravings.
However these symptoms vary from woman to woman. Some women might experience severe symptoms, others mild while others, nothing at all. This is normal since our bodies react differently.
Increased Heart Rate
Since another human is forming in your body, the body produces more blood – enough for the two of you. Therefore, the heart will work more to pump this much blood.
It is said the blood that the heart pumps – also called cardiac output – rises by 30% to 50%. Therefore, if you are to take the heart rate it will increase from 70 to 80 or 90 beats per minute.
At 2 months your breasts will become bigger and the nipple becomes more prominent. This is in preparation for breastfeeding. Also, your areolar (the dark part surrounding the nipple) becomes darker and develops small nodules.
You may have to buy a bigger bra that is more comfortable since your breasts will feel heavy, get a tingling sensation and are aching.
During pregnancy, more estrogen and progesterone which are also called pregnancy hormones get secreted. A sudden increase of these hormones is responsible for a number of changes.
For instance, it’s these hormones that lead to mood swings, loss of appetite, cravings for certain foods, morning sickness and others. Have you heard of the pregnancy “glow”? It is brought about by pregnancy hormones too.
Also, it is said hormones cause the intestines to relax and hence lead to constipation. Pregnant women are advised to eat a lot of fiber foods, fruits and drink water to avert constipation. Remember some of these changes will clear completely after giving birth, so don’t stress too much.
Hormonal changes in the body cause kidneys to expand and produce more urine. Because of this, your body is able to get rid of extra waste at a faster rate. And, as the baby becomes bigger during pregnancy, their weight may press on your bladder.
Smell and Taste Changes
Most pregnant women during their first trimester of pregnancy prefer saltier and sweeter things while others prefer bitter foods. Some women say they feel a metallic taste in their mouth that leads to loss of appetite.
All this is brought about by hormonal changes going on in the body. This also explains strange cravings that some women get during the first trimester of pregnancy. Sense of smell for certain odors rises.
For many women, pregnancy is a time for joy, but depending on how your body is affected, it could turn into a troublesome time. Some women maybe sick throughout the 9 months.
However, others experience the normal changes, like lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and hormonal changes that include pregnancy “glow”. Make sure to consult a professional and verified doctor in order to get the essential help that you need.