If you’ve recently discovered your pregnant, you may be wondering what to expect from the upcoming months in addition to the commonly known symptoms. During this period, a woman undergoes many changes that can impact various aspects of the body. To help explain what these are, the friendly OB-GYN team at Advanced OB-GYN Services in Bridgeton and St. Peters, MO, shed some light.
An OB-GYN on Changes to Expect When You’re Expecting
Pregnancy can affect vision through a variety of symptoms. Some expectant mothers report dry eyes, while others experience a change in their ability to see clearly, requiring new contact lenses or an eyeglass prescription. In some cases, women can’t wear contacts due to a change in the curvature of the eye. Fortunately, these aberrations should return to normal after giving birth.
Hormonal fluctuations can also cause the skin to break out more than usual. However, pregnant women are not allowed to use ingested acne medications, as these can cause abnormalities in the baby’s development. Other skin care changes include stretch marks, moles, dry skin.
3. Breast Size
A woman’s breast size may grow as much as one to two cup sizes higher during pregnancy. This is to prepare the mother for lactation and feeding once the child is born. Typically, after 8-12 weeks following the birth, they may shrink back down to their original size.
While not everyone experiences all these changes, it’s important to talk to your OB-GYN about any symptoms you encounter over the course of your pregnancy. For the leading women’s health practice in Missouri, turn to the friendly and compassionate team at Advanced OB-GYN Services. Call (636) 928-1800 for the St. Peters office or (314) 291-2140 for St. Louis, to schedule an appointment. Visit their website for a comprehensive list of what they offer.