It's widely recognized that getting pregnant can come with the possibility of bigger breasts and stretch marks, but many other parts of your body can go through some changes of their own. Most women are aware of the obvious things that can happen, but there are a number of things to know when preparing your body for pregnancy that most women wish they knew beforehand. These changes shouldn't scare you off from getting pregnant, but it's useful to know what to expect when it comes to your body and birth.
"Pregnancy is one of the most magical functions a human body performs," Evangeline Ramos-Gonzales, M.D., an OB/GYN with the Institute for Women's Health. "You’re growing a baby inside you, and although these 40 weeks can be among the most special of your life, they’re also filled with the most changes you’re likely to ever experience at once. Although common pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, breast growth and tenderness, and increased sense of smell are widely discussed, many women are shocked by some of the more frequent side effects of pregnancy that no one really talks about."
If you're pregnant — or thinking about becoming pregnant soon — you might want to know more about what to expect over the course of the next nine months.
While most women do not think pregnancy changes can extend to their mouth, it's important to keep an eye out for your oral health at this time. “Progesterone produced during pregnancy is the culprit that makes the mouth more conducive for bacterial growth that contributes to gum disease, as well as inflammation,” Dr. Leslie Renee Townsend, DDS of Jefferson Dental Care tells Bustle. “For women who have gingivitis or gum disease before pregnancy, hormonal fluctuation can exacerbate inflammation, worsening the symptoms and causing pain.”
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