How your breast changes during Pregnancy How your breast changes during Pregnancy
During pregnancy, your tommy isn’t the only part of your body that changes. It is no secret that many other parts of your body... How your breast changes during Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your tommy isn’t the only part of your body that changes. It is no secret that many other parts of your body changes too.

Pregnancy is a process that makes your body go topsy-turvy in all possible ways. One of the most prominent changes that comes is in our breasts.

Breast changes are a normal part of pregnancy and occur as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Changes to the breasts can occur as early as 1 week after conception, and they can continue right up until the birth of the baby and beyond.

In almost all cases, the breasts will enlarge, get heavier as they prepare for lactation, and often have a darkening of the nipple and areola, which may or may not be permanent.

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There are a number of ways your breast changes during pregnancy and we will list them below

DISCOMFORT AND TENDERNESS

The first changes you notice from 0-13 weeks of your pregnancy is breast tenderness. Women may have sore, heavy, or tingly breasts as early as 1 to 2 weeks after conception. The nipples may also feel sensitive or even painful to touch.

INCREASE IN SIZE

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This is a change we all are expecting. The blood flow to the breasts is increased during pregnancy in order to prepare the milk ducts as well as mammary glands. They grow in size as they start increasing in size as soon you are tested positive for pregnancy. Gynaecologists say that a mother’s breasts can increase up to three times when she is pregnant and four times when she is breastfeeding.

PAIN

One of the downsides to having new big bouncing boobs is that your breasts will become tender. Everything is swollen and achy. Sore breasts can be one of the very first signs of pregnancy.

WEIGHT

All that extra fluid and blood flow will expand your milk ducts and mammary glands, and this will make them super heavy. Because of the increased size and fluid retention in the body that occurs during pregnancy, experts say that a woman can gain up to a kilogram only in her breasts.

DARK AND LARGER NIPPLES

Due to hormones (estrogen) that affect skin pigmentation, you’ll notice your nipples may get darker. The Montgomery glands (small bumps on the areola) will enlarge and produce an oily substance.

SENSITIVITY

For many women, their nipples become very sensitive during the first trimester of pregnancy. In fact, tenderness of breasts is among the initial signs of pregnancy.

VEINY

Blood volume typically increases by 50 percent throughout pregnancy. As a result, prominent blue veins usually appear on several areas of the skin, including the breasts and stomach.

These veins are necessary to carry the increasing volumes of blood and nutrients around the body to the developing fetus.

STRETCH MARKS

As your breasts increase in size substantially, your skin stretches and may develop stretch marks. The marks can be accompanied by your breast skin becoming dry and itchy. This can usually be soothed by applying a moisturizer.

LEAK

During the second or the third trimester, the breasts can leak a creamish goo, which is actually the colostrum.

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  • Amelia

    2019-01-31 #1 Author

    Oh wow that’s very interesting

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  • Darithza

    2019-02-01 #2 Author

    I didn’t know this! Thank you!

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  • Tamika Williams

    2019-02-03 #3 Author

    Dang didn’t kno that

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  • Tytianna Powell

    2019-02-04 #4 Author

    I too went through most of this while breastfeeding ! I can’t wait to do it again. My baby will be five. Oh the memories ! 😩

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  • Ebony

    2019-02-07 #5 Author

    This article was very useful . Definitely learned a lot

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  • katasha hudson

    2019-02-08 #6 Author

    wow this was good

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  • Mikayla

    2019-02-09 #7 Author

    My baby distached himself from my breast at 2 months

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  • Mikayla

    2019-02-09 #8 Author

    I was wondering what was goin on wit my breast 🤣🤦🏾‍♀️

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  • Latondria

    2019-02-10 #9 Author

    It’s crazy how the body generates then goes right back to normal.

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  • Jarquisha

    2019-02-11 #10 Author

    I’ve always wanted to breastfeed but I was too scared now I wish I had of done it

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  • Rochelle Mcgriff

    2019-02-12 #11 Author

    Lol the boob pain was probably the worst part of pregnancy!

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