Pregnancy: The Transformative Journey of Body Changes
Pregnancy is a time when women experience a multitude of changes in their bodies. These can include an increase in breast size, lightheadedness, and heartburn. These changes occur because the mother’s body is adapting to the needs of the developing fetus. One key area that undergoes significant alterations is the pulmonary system, which must adjust to ensure that the baby receives adequate blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients (according to Axia Women’s Health).
Managing Preexisting Skin Conditions During Pregnancy (Eczema…)
Pregnancy can be particularly challenging for women with preexisting conditions, such as eczema, according to What to Expect. Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by dry, flaky skin that affects over 30 million people, with women more commonly affected than men. Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy can trigger eczema and other skin conditions, like psoriasis. Women who have preexisting skin problems may also experience flare-ups during pregnancy, as noted by the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
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