THE UPHEAVAL OF SEXUAL DESIRE
Many expectants mother actually find that their sex life is enhanced while pregnant. The changing in a pregnant mum’s body increase sexual pleasure. In addition, she also has an increased blood flow to the genital area and a general feeling that things are good. Of course, many expectant mothers also said that they have a decreased desire for sex as the due date approaches, due to exhaustion and physical discomfort.
Pregnant mums may experience a slight decrease in their memory capacity. When a pregnant mother says that she is feeling scatterbrained, it may not just be psychological. Based on study, it is found that there often is memory loss during pregnancy, and that it can last up to one year after the baby is born.
Not everyone enjoys their pregnancy. While most people assume that the pregnancy is supposed to be time of great joy and excitement, some expectant mums actually experience depression during this time. There are about 10 to 20 per cent of expectant mums experience depression during their pregnancy. This can be due to the physical changes in their bodies, to the psychological apprehension that they have as the due date approaches and to other factors. If you feel yourself slipping into depression during pregnancy, make sure to speak to your spouse and to your doctor.
Many pregnant mums experience haemorrhoids during the pregnancy, especially during the last trimester. Haemorrhoids are varicose veins that are in the rectal area. They can become quite bothersome and are usually due to straining during bowel movements, to extra weight you are carrying while pregnant, or by the pressure of sitting or standing for too long. While pregnant, you should make sure that you eat a balanced diet with enough fibre, to maintain a healthy weight gain and to exercise as much as possible.
People often say that pregnant mothers glow. While this might be true for some expectant mums, others find themselves left with strange brown or yellow patches on their faces during pregnancy. As much as 70 per cent of pregnant mothers have this condition called melasma. These patches happen because the increased hormones in a pregnant mum’s body cause the body to produce more melanin. You can try to prevent this problem by using sunscreen and by avoiding UV light. Even if you do find yourself with this condition, do not worry. It will usually fade within the first few months after giving birth. These are a few of the strange pregnancy conditions that people do not discuss while pregnant.