I never imagined pregnancy as a weird phase in a woman’s life, not really! But some facts that happen during pregnancy, made me see how strange pregnancy can be! See, this is the vision of a woman who got pregnant 4 times, and of those 3 children came into the world. The expectation of a woman with her first pregnancy can make some aspects even stranger, so don’t be alarmed and enter the world of motherhood without fear of being happy, because everyone is a little strange and crazy! Come on:
Pregnancy does NOT happen in the womb
When I still didn’t quite understand this pregnancy thing, I innocently thought that the baby would be fertilized in the womb. But did you know that it is not quite like that? The baby is generated in the womb, but the beginning of everything is not in the uterine cavity, but in the TROMPA . The tube is an organ connected and adjacent to the side of the uterus, which captures the egg (female gamete responsible for the generation of new life) and shelters it there until the sperm (male gamete) can fertilize it and thus, a new life appears. . At the end of fertilization, the blastocyst is gently guided to the uterine cavity, so that, at the end of the implantation, the pregnancy takes place. Only after nesting, the woman is considered pregnant. This whole process can take up to 20 days!
Baby is not a baby
For us moms, what grows in our womb is a baby, but one of the strange things about pregnancy is hearing a doctor call your beloved child an embryo or later a fetus. In reality it is a medical condition, until the 10th week of pregnancy the baby is still in primitive formation, developing all the limbs and vital organs. So it is very common for doctors to recommend specific care and do not give you much hope in the first trimester of pregnancy. In fact, truly, pregnancy begins to become viable after the 12th of pregnancy . Bizarre, I know. After this period, the baby is considered a fetus, a somewhat less frightening name right? It is considered so until its birth.
This is something that almost nobody talks about before pregnancy. I’m going to get pregnant there, get my organs out of place and I’ll be right back. Yes colleague, the organs LEAVE the place during pregnancy! Around the 18th week of gestation, the uterus begins to rise towards the navel, with this, other organs around the uterus, are squeezed and end up relocating inside the body. For example, the stomach, heart, intestine, bladder and even the uterus. That is why it is common for pregnant women to have reflux, a feeling of heaviness, a racing heart, a feeling of tiredness, etc. The organs begin to give space for the pregnancy to settle, but do not be alarmed, it is normal and gradual. You hardly feel these changes because they happen slowly over the nine months. But to think that your heart has moved is strange, isn’t it? Although they are only a few centimeters from the place …
You change color
It is not that you are going to become a chameleon, far from it, but some regions of the body will, yes, be a different shade from the usual. Among the regions to change color is VAGINA. Yes ma’am, the vagina will become redder or more brown , depending on your skin tone. This is because the melanin (which gives the skin color) becomes more intense in these areas due to blood circulation and increased hormones and among the places that are more likely to get darker are:
- Belly (black line)
All places tend to lighten after pregnancy, about 12 weeks after delivery, all traces of color change will disappear.
You can become a movie character: the Exorcist! One hour is detesting the baby’s father and then crying because he doesn’t pay attention to you. It is quite an adventure to live with an unstable pregnant woman. How do I know that? I was like that! Poor people who lived with me, if I’m already a stranger before pregnancy, imagine pregnant? I wanted to throw everything I saw in front of my husband’s head or whoever made me snort at the least, it was all the fault of the hormones. Another factor that makes pregnancy strange is the will and heat that the pregnant woman has. all of a sudden it seems that we are in a cauldron boiling with so much heat. This is because the speed at which blood circulates in the body is much higher. Some pregnant women are fortunate to have greater sexual desire, That’s really good! Others seem to forget how they got pregnant, but it is also much more common than you think. Others may have their first orgasm during pregnancy.
Bonuses – Childbirth
Just imagine that your vagina is capable of opening a head around 34cm! There is elasticity, right, my dear. Then they say that women are the weaker sex …
Pregnancy is an important phase in a woman’s life. It is very important to know how to deal with it so as not to be traumatized lol. Keep in mind that your body is changing, and after pregnancy, everything will become even stranger. Just imagine, the baby who has been nursing for nine months is no longer there, and now the body gets used to the previous condition again. It is a process of physical recovery and psychological adaptation in the new phase of life, that of a mother! As strange as it may be, being a mother is all good!
Key Information Box
- Pregnancy can be one of the most incredible moments in a woman’s life, but it is also a very strange and doubting phase .
- Most women believe that fertilization happens in the womb, when it is not true. The fertilization happens in the tube of the woman.
- For us, our baby as soon as it is discovered is a baby, but for doctors it is only a fetus or embryo . Very strange fact to hear!
- A very curious fact of the pregnancy is about the locomotion of all the woman’s organs in order to be able to generate the baby.
- Changes such as skin color and mood changes are very common since hormones are on a real roller coaster.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.