During pregnancy, your tommy isn’t the only part of your body that changes. It is no secret that many other parts of your body changes too.
Pregnancy is a process that makes your body go topsy-turvy in all possible ways. One of the most prominent changes that comes is in our breasts.
Breast changes are a normal part of pregnancy and occur as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Changes to the breasts can occur as early as 1 week after conception, and they can continue right up until the birth of the baby and beyond.
In almost all cases, the breasts will enlarge, get heavier as they prepare for lactation, and often have a darkening of the nipple and areola, which may or may not be permanent.
There are a number of ways your breast changes during pregnancy and we will list them below
DISCOMFORT AND TENDERNESS
The first changes you notice from 0-13 weeks of your pregnancy is breast tenderness. Women may have sore, heavy, or tingly breasts as early as 1 to 2 weeks after conception. The nipples may also feel sensitive or even painful to touch.