Pregnancy is a wonderful journey, but like anything else, this too comes with a bag of surprises (or shocks?). Your body goes through a whole lot of changes during pregnancy. From growing out in odd areas to morning sickness and the frequent visitor (urge to pee), pregnancy is definitely not a bed of roses for any woman.
So, just so you don’t end up in a state of shock, here are 5 areas in your body that *Will* hurt like hell during pregnancy!
1. Your head
Heard of pregnancy headaches? Well, they are as worse as contractions maybe. Pregnancy headaches are common, especially in the first trimester. Blame it all on the hormones, this uninvited visitor just gatecrashes and shows no signs of packing up. However, things do get a little easy in the second trimester.
2. Your feet
You can definitely expect some swelling towards the end of your pregnancy, with all that weight gain. In fact, wearing your own shoes or sock can be terrible too. However, what you might be surprised about is the pain that comes with the feet swelling, no matter whether you are walking a lot or not!
3. Your breasts
You do know they begin to look like huge, ripe melons, don’t you? And they hurt too! From extremely sensitive nipples to breasts that weigh like tender coconuts, your breasts can be literal troublemakers during your pregnancy.
4. Your kidneys
Shocked? Yes, this is true! Babies treat your bladder like a chew toy. And with all that pressure on your bladder, your kidneys are sure to go into an overdrive, giving rise to dull aches, which you can easily mistake for a backache.
5. Your bellybutton
Now, we are sure you are raising your eyebrows reading this! Most women think their bellies are incapable of any sensation, let alone pain. However, the growing and stretching of your belly does cause a mild pain in the bellybutton.
6. Your Hips
This is no surprise! A majority of the baby’s weight is supported by the hips, so expect a lot of pain in there. Whether you sit, stand, lie down or roll over, they hurt! And the bad news is, it only gets worse as the belly gets bigger.
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