The woman’s body is an impressive machine that thanks to subtle small changes allows the miracle of life. Changes that begin since the fertilized egg is implanted in the woman’s womb. Some changes that are being created in our body are visible and others are not so much, as the movements of organs during pregnancy. Today we want to talk about how different organs are moving so that you know a little more how the amazing machinery of our body works.
Changes during pregnancy
As we have already seen before, changes in the woman’s body begin since the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus. From that moment the hormones of our body begin to work so that a new life can grow and develop within us.
Physical changes that occur during the first trimester are very subtle or may not even be noticeable. It is from the second trimester that the fetus takes up more and more space and displaces the organs. The tummy is already more than obvious and you’ll start to feel your baby’s first kicks.
Your baby will increasingly need more space. This need for extra space for the baby, makes that in addition to the tummy, the organs have to expand. In addition, the skin is stretched up to 10 times more to accommodate its new volume. Your care is important to avoid the appearance of stretch marks. Don’t miss the article “7 tricks to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy”.
How do organs move during pregnancy With pregnancy
you are orchestrating some changes in your body, among them is the displacement of your organs within your body. Of the organs, the first thing that expands to make room for the baby is the uterus. As the uterus grows, the surrounding organs (intestines, liver, tummy, lungs) move upwards to make room.
From week 10, the intestine (both large and small) are compressed and shifted upwards until it is at the level of the stomach. The stomach is also affected, that is why digestions are much slower and heavier, although it assimilates food less, and this can also lead to heartburn. The appendix also rises to almost reach the ribs, and the liver is also displaced.
When the digestive system rises, the lungs are also compressed, which gives the feeling of shortness of breath felt during the last months of pregnancy. The bladder is also pressed by the enlarged uterus, which causes pregnant women to urinate very often.
After childbirth the organs gradually relocatetotheir original place and return to their original size in perfect harmony. The uterus itself after childbirth suffers contractions (they can become quite painful) to regain its size and place.
With the added weight you take during pregnancy, your back also undergoes major changes. Its curvature varies throughout the gestation to counteract the increase in the tummy. Your center of gravity changes, and this can bring you quite a lot of back pain. Taking care of your back is important to prevent muscle aches so normal during pregnancy that it brings so much discomfort. That is why it is fundamental to maintain good habits during pregnancy, such as exercising moderately on a regular basis and controlling weight so as not to catch too many kilos.
And this is how the perfect machinery of the woman’s body works to bring a new life into this world. The miracle of life seen from within. Pregnancy brings a number of important changes that is good to know to value our body more. Because remember… the woman’s body is physically preparing to bring your baby perfectly, in a series of complex movements and changes.