Pregnancy is an authentic revolution in the woman's body . Hormones cause numerous changes, internal and external. Among the most visible changes is the increase in volume of the abdomen due to the growth of the uterus. But many pregnant women also notice substantial changes in their chest. The main
Pregnancy is an authentic revolution in the woman's body. Hormones cause numerous changes, internal and external. Among the most visible changes is the increase in volume of the abdomen due to the growth of the uterus. But many pregnant women also notice substantial changes in their chest.
The main changes in the pregnant woman's chest have to do with the volume, but they also change inside: they are preparing for breastfeeding. The matron Susana de La Flor, from Cummater, explains it to us.
Changes in the pregnant woman's chest
The pregnant woman's chest changes mainly in volume . In most women increases between two or three sizes during pregnancy (then with breastfeeding that remains). But the increase in volume is not the only change that the pregnant woman will notice. The midwifeSusana De la Flor explains what other changes are taking place: 'The main changes of the breast are:
the second nipple areola appears (the areola that we had becomes much bigger), and a series appears of veins, which clearly shows thatis the venous network of Haller , which is to feed the breast to make breast milk.Effectively, the breast is prepared for what will be its great mission:
to feed the baby . Hence, change its internal and external aspect. The areola darkens because the baby will be able to focus and locate it more precisely. The chest is during the most sensitive pregnancy. The skin suffers. That is why it is important to pamper and moisturize her during these months: Los' The care that needs to be given to the breast above all is to avoid the appearance of stretch marks, since when it increases in size, as it happens in the gut,it is necessary to have the well hydrated area
. But it is important not to put anything on the nipples, or moisturizer or any special cream, since with the nipples there is no need to have any special treatment during pregnancy. During breastfeeding, however, the nipples suffer greatly. In those cases it is recommended to use some special treatment to avoid and treat cracks.Susana De la Flor