Morning sickness affects a large majority of women when they are pregnant. It can easily be said that it is the number one source of discomfort during pregnancy and for good reason. The nausea and vomiting that can occur with morning sickness can be intense. It can interfere with your day-to-day activities, affect your sleep, mean a trip to the hospital (or many!), as well as the untold impact it has on your relationships… and your body! Morning sickness can also affect your mental health.
What some women go through with morning sickness can lead to desperately trying all sorts of ‘cures’ to make it go away … More What Is The Most Effective Treatment For Morning Sickness?
For many women morning sickness is part and parcel of being pregnant. It can range from slight nausea to intense vomiting and everything in between. It can last anywhere from one week to forty weeks. It can stop you dead in your tracks with the degree of nausea and vomiting that can come with it or it can simply just slow you down and ask you to make different choices within your day. For some women it can be so intense that medical attention is needed!
So what really causes morning sickness? … More Is Morning Sickness Really Caused By An Increase In Hormones or Is There More To It Than That?
From the time I started to develop breasts when I was 12, until I was in my 30s, my relationship with my breasts was like most other woman around me. I shared my experience in my last article titled ‘My Relationship with my Breasts (Breast Trilogy – Part 1).’
In my 30s I became pregnant and the first physical sign of pregnancy for me was my breasts increased in size. During pregnancy they increased slowly, and by the time my milk came in after birth they were just HUGE.
Now it was time to breastfeed. … More My Relationship with My Breasts Changes (Breast Trilogy – Part 2)
The first memory I have relating to my breasts is at 11 years old. I was in 6th grade (primary school) and liked the idea of wearing a bra. My breasts had not begun to grow yet but I was interested in wearing a bra anyway. So I wore a bra to school underneath my uniform. I don’t remember the finer details of this but I do remember feeling a little clandestine about it, like I shouldn’t be doing what I was doing.
At this time I remember fantasising about what type of breasts I would like – big ones, small ones, soft ones, hard ones, attention grabbing ones, perky ones, etc. etc. … More My Relationship with My Breasts (Breast Trilogy – Part 1)
I have been pregnant twice in my life and both times the first very early sign of these pregnancies came from my breasts.
My First Pregnancy (2007)
In my first pregnancy I knew I was pregnant a few days after conception:
My breasts had grown larger, were more full and were very tender. … More Very Early Signs of Pregnancy: My Breasts Told Me I Was Pregnant (Twice!)