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August 11, 2016

Your pregnancy is most probably starting to feel very real now, with a growing bump and potentially flutters of movement. Some women embrace all these changes and feel great about their growing body, but it is also totally normal to not feel this way. Most pregnant mums will have good and bad days, but if you are struggling talk to someone you trust about your feelings, and think about letting your GP know. With all the extra blood flowing in your body your mucus membranes will be swelling and you might experience blocked or blood noses, your breasts will be swelling, and may find your sex drive increase. Your baby is starting to plump up and is now about the same size as the placenta. He is also starting to become aware of his surroundings, and if you have been feeling him move, you may notice that he reacts to different sounds. 

Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of joy, but for some mums-to-be pregnancy can be a time of stress and anxiety. 

While the idea may be a little hard to swallow, many women attest to the positive effects of taking placenta capsules. 

I am at that stage in my pregnancy where people are not sure whether to congratulate me or buy me a gym membership. 

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