“Blooming…is that not a compliment of pregnancy?

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Being pregnant is undoubtedly a blessing. And some of us are doubly fortunate in that we experience very few twinges during pregnancy and are frequently overheard saying, “I’m pregnant, not ill.” Next, there are those of us who exhibit every symptom imaginable and vehemently insist that you vacate your seat so we can rest our cankles.

You either have the Pregnancy Bloom or the Pregnancy Gloom.

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Three times in the beginning, you had a brief feeling of being sick for a couple of hours. But apart from that you have had no morning sickness. Despite the fact that you can’t stop eating and are constantly famished, you haven’t gained more weight than is healthy. People frequently remark that the weight you’ve gained is “all baby.” Advertisement.

Pregnancy Gloom

Who the hell came up with the term morning sickness. Try it for the past six months, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All of a sudden, your sense of smell is superhuman, and most smells make you want to gag. You spend more time in the bathroom than anywhere else, so you started carrying a bowl with you wherever you go. Despite this, you are constantly famished and unable to stop eating. Although most of it returns to your stomach, you have still managed to gain twice the recommended amount of weight, and people frequently ask you, “Are you sure there aren’t twins in there?”

Pregnancy Bloom

People often tell you that you are glowing. You have an abundance of energy and you feel amazing. Your skin and hair have never looked better. You are still going to the gym twice a week, and your bump is the shape of a perfect football.

Pregnancy Gloom

You are only illuminated by the sheen of sweat. You have pain in every joint in your body, you move like an 80-year-old, and you groan uncontrollably every time you stand up. You frequently need assistance getting up off the couch. Everyone else seems to have lovely round bumps, but yours seem to be more peanut-shaped, so you have bump envy.

Pregnancy Bloom

Although you haven’t felt many twinges, your waters break and you go into natural labor two days before your due date. Advertisement.

Pregnancy Gloom

You’ve been experiencing frequent, uncomfortable Braxton Hicks for three weeks, but despite being 10 days past due, they haven’t turned into labour. Everyone keeps telling you that “you’ve made it too comfortable in there,” but in reality, you haven’t experienced comfort in at least 4 months. You put up with the midwife’s sweep and try every trick in the book to induce labor, including bribing the fetus. Nothing works and you have to be induced.

Pregnancy Bloom

Six weeks after giving birth, you easily revert to your size 10s.

Pregnancy Gloom

After four years, you question whether you can still refer to your weight as “baby weight.”

Can you guess which one I was?!

How did you fare? Was your pregnancy a success or a failure?

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Other skin effects you might experience instead

Pregnancy acne develops when your oil glands produce more sebum than usual, as was previously mentioned. In addition to making your skin look shiny, it can also cause blemishes.

You should keep washing your face twice daily as usual, but you might need to use products for oily skin throughout your pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor which pregnancy-safe products to use.

Another pregnancy-related skin condition called “pregnancy mask” may affect some women but not others. Brown spots on your skin that are the result of hyperpigmentation from your skin’s increased melanin production are referred to as this condition. When your hormone levels return to normal after pregnancy, these blotches disappear, but exposure to sunlight can exacerbate them. Wear a sunscreen every day to help prevent this.

It can be entertaining to guess your baby’s gender while you wait to find out. You’ve probably heard that the way you “carry” your baby during pregnancy, as well as certain food cravings or aversions, can indicate whether you’re having a boy or a girl.

Additionally, some claim that a woman’s pregnancy glow can predict whether she is having a boy or a girl. However, there’s no scientific evidence that backs up these claims. Online anecdotes show a variety of people who claim correlations between pregnancy glow in both girls and boys.

The 16-week mark is the best time to wait if you really want to know your baby’s gender before birth because an ultrasound at that point might be able to reveal it. It’s possible that you are currently pregnant at this point as well, but there is probably no connection.

One of the many changes you might go through during pregnancy is pregnancy glow. Other alterations could be thicker hair, stronger nails, and less dry skin. Pregnancy glow isn’t a myth because there are many reasons why these things occur, but you shouldn’t be concerned if you don’t have it.

Always consult your doctor if you are worried about any physical changes you experience while pregnant.

According to research, pregnancy rejuvenates women because they share the blood of their unborn children.

According to the researchers, pregnancy is a unique condition for the human body, and as a result, it must simultaneously deal with the systems of two people.

According to research, pregnancy may make women feel younger because it promotes tissue regeneration and slows the aging process.

Scientists created a new variety of chocolate in February that they claimed could delay the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.

According to earlier studies, older mice who received transfusions of younger blood performed better on a memory test than mice who were allowed to age naturally.

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