5 Interesting Things I Wish I Would Have Known While Pregnant
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing from feeling your little one grow inside to the planning of your baby shower and finally meeting your baby. Being pregnant is a blessing all around, I only wish someone would have told me some of the crazy things that happen to you while pregnant. Here are the 5 interesting things I wish I would known while pregnant.
1. PREGNANCY GLOW IS REAL
When most people tell a pregnant woman she is glowing, they are most of the time reffering to her excitement in regards to her baby not that shes actually glowing. Unbelievably, glowing skin is a real thing for pregnant women. While you are pregnant, the amount of blood in your body will increase by 50%. The extra blood ends up showing through your skin in many areas, particularly the cheeks. Besides added blood flow, hormones cause your oil glands to become more active, resulting in a softer, shinier appearance. When the increased blood flow combines with shine, the product is a noticeable glow.
2. SUPER SENSE OF SMELL
During pregnancy, your sense of smell dramatically increases giving you somewhat of a super nose, along with a heightened sense of taste. Scientists believe the reason this happens is to help pregnant mothers avoid eating small levels of toxins that might not be dangerous to an adult, but could be if not dangerous potentially deadly to a fetus.
3. EXTREME AND I MEAN EXTREME FATIGUE
No one tells you pregnancy makes you feel like you are dying! Dying from extreme tiredness! Pregnancy will drain the life out of you and no one warns you about it at all especially in your first trimester. The reason this happens is only because your baby needs all your energy and nutrients to grow and develop properly.
4. GESTATIONAL DIABETES
No one tells you that while pregnant you are at a high risk for gestational diabetes that can stick with you even after you are pregnant! Meaning NO MORE SWEETS.
5. HOT TUBS CAN COOK BABY’S BRAIN
Hot Tubs during pregnancy are a big NO and can cause serious birth defects. Raising your body temperature even as little as four degrees dramatically increases the risk of the fetus developing horrifying conditions like spina bifida and other serious neurological birth defects.