This can be an awkward stage as you will have certainly noticed that your waistline changing, but you don’t necessarily look pregnant yet. Now might be the time to invest in some key maternity pieces. You may have also noticed another interesting change, - some women develop a dark line (the linea nigra) down the middle of their abdomen as the rectus muscle stretches. Your baby’s muscles are strengthening, and he even may be beginning to kick and move about, although you most probably won’t feel this till weeks 16 to 20.
You will have begun to notice your body beginning to change lately, but probably the most obvious is your breasts growing rapidly. Here's what happening...
Your body changes in many ways during pregnancy and it can be worrying or simply leave you wondering what to do. Here are some common ailments and how to handle them.
The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch. - Karen Maezen Miller
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