Thursday, March 14, 2019

Body modifications during pregnancy


   Pregnancy is a very important step in the life of a woman ... Week after week, little baby evolves and develops in the womb of mom. From the knowledge of the results of the pregnancy test to the delivery, many steps follow one another. Between prenatal consultations and various physical and psychological changes, Mom will have plenty of time to prepare for D-Day.
  Pregnancy  is not a disease , it is a natural phenomenon during a woman's life, involves several stages. From the fertilization of the egg until the birth of the baby. This process is accompanied by several physiological changes in the body of the mother , these modifications allow both the development and growth of the fetus and the preparation of the mother for delivery.
Here is some physiological changes durings pregnancy :
 - Weight gain (for a woman of normal weight, weight gain during pregnancy would be 12kg) 
- Lipids and proteins (increased cholesterol and decreased total protein and albumin) 
- Carbohydrates (decreased glycemia, increased secretion of insulin) 
- Skin (cutaneous hyperpigmentation) - nausea and vomiting frequent in the 1st trimester - Increase in mammary volume 
- Increased risk of thromboembolism ... and many other changes .

Besides to these changes, we have mood disorders that are especially intense during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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