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10 Surprsing Benefits Of Pregnancy: Better Sex, Longer Life & More..

23/06/2017
Benefits Of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is often associated with morning sickness, heartburn, fatigue etc. but there’s a rosy side to it too. These 10 benefits of pregnancy will sure make you aware of the pleasant surprises that are on your way to the biggest ever gift of your life.

#1 
Better Sex:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

After the first trimester comes to an end, you will finally be able to get back to your normal self. The second trimester is when nausea, fatigue, mood swings etc. will move out of your way and with hormones surging you will feel more energetic and happy. Estrogen and Progesterone rise increases blood flow throughout your whole body including the lady parts, which not only increase the frequency of the orgasms but makes them long-lasting as well.

Other reason for this strong sexual urge could also be the sudden realization that sex might not be so easy to have once the baby arrives. You will also feel more confident about your body, after all, you are not guilty of all the weight, It’s the BABY!

 

#2
Luscious Hair and Growing Nails:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

Yes, it’s true. Pregnancy does give you new hair growth. This is because of a surge in estrogen and androgen, which are the two hormones responsible for healthier, shinier hair. Our hair goes through 3 stages – growth, transition and resting phase. Estrogen in your body, however, lengthens the transition phase and gives you fuller hair than you have ever had in your life NATURALLY. Postpartum can lead to hair loss but you can counter it with these tips here.

Your nails will also grow faster than before but with a downside of becoming softer and more brittle. The changes with your nails are not permanent and it will return back to normal after a few weeks postpartum.

 

#3
That Much-Awaited Pregnancy GLOW:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

It’s not just SWEAT!, even though it can be one of the reasons. Don’t worry, the pregnancy glow is real, you will notice it yourself. An increase in blood volume and circulation makes your cheeks rosy too. And if you exercise moderately, the glow would just multiply faster because of added benefit of more blood in your body.

There is a scientific proof of it. In 2015, researchers at Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem proved that during pregnancy rejuvenating effects in the tissues of the mother is very high as compared to a normal human being. Rejuvenation is not limited to skin and can spread to muscles as well. (1)

 

#4
Lower Risk of Cancer & Heart Diseases:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

It has been proven time and again that Pregnancy can lower the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and heart disease.

Even though pregnancy increases breast cancer risk in short term, it can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 50% for women who have given birth in early 20’s. It was also proved that pregnancy reduces the risk of ovarian cancer, lesser the risk more the pregnancies. The reason could be attributed to fewer fertility problems and healthier ovaries, which in turn reduces chances of any abnormal cell development in future. (2)

If this was not enough, higher levels of estrogen in the body pregnant women can help counter the loss of estrogen during menopause in women and hence, lower the risk of stroke by about 50%.

 

#5
Reduced Severity of PCOS:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

Even though PCOS increases chances of miscarriage by 50% as opposed to the normal 15%, if you do manage to get past that risk, not only will you a higher chance of less complication throughout your pregnancy, you will also have reduced effects of PCOS after you have had your baby.

 

#6
Self Confidence Shoots Up:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

After going through full nine-month pregnancy finally culminating in excruciating labor pains, there is a self-realization of capability and empowerment that no woman has experienced ever before. You also develop a positive body image, which is really important to realize.

 

#7
Fuller and Perkier Boobs:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

You have probably heard this before and this is true. Hormones during early pregnancy increase boob sensitivity but it will go away in a month and two. Your boobs will increase by a cup size or two, sometimes more. In a study, it was proved that symmetrical, bigger and a greater increase in the size of breasts might indicate that you are carrying a boy. (3)

 

#8
Healthier Life:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

Being healthy becomes a habit for you. After all, you practice it for almost a year. Many women stick to the habit of exercising daily, taking more care of what they put in their body, regular checkups and more, which stays even after pregnancy. A healthier lifestyle also affects your child both in short term and long term. (4)

 

#9
Bye-Bye Menstrual Cramps:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

Another benefit of pregnancy includes periods becoming a lot easier to handle. There is no particular theory so as to why it happens. But many women have testified to experiencing little to no menstrual cramps after pregnancy even if they were traumatizing before. Another study also suggests that endometriosis condition also improves due to structural changes in tissue in the pelvis, whose abnormality in the first place was responsible for the condition.  

 

#10
So Much Pampering:
Benefits Of Pregnancy

Your partner is gonna love your curves and the maternal nesting instincts that comes along with pregnancy. Having a baby will get you a lot closer and strengthen your bond. Not just your partner, everyone around you will suddenly be nicer to you. People would be asking you to hold your bags, the sales representative will help you out first and close family members and friends will become overly protective and caring for you. Just the sight of you will throw them in AWW! mood.  

What benefits pleased you the most during your pregnancy? Tell us in the Comments section below.

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply janecke engeberg 24/06/2017 at 12:51 pm

    Love this post. I have 4 children, but they are all grown up now. But remember my pregnancy as very pleasant times mostly. I do agree on your benefits list and also like to add great melanin boost :) I had the greatest tan being pregnant in the summer :)

    • Reply admin 24/06/2017 at 2:07 pm

      Yes, Melanin actually increases during pregnancy and causes tan for fairer skin tones. it’s not so good for the south Asian countries like India though. Just increases pigmentation. :/

  • Reply Perla Jacobs 24/06/2017 at 1:20 pm

    So many interesting facts about the benefits of pregnancy make me want to be pregnant again! However, raising a child is sooooo difficult in these days, much more difficult than was for our mothers and grandmothers.

  • Reply Abhinav 24/06/2017 at 5:22 pm

    Well, glad you showed the brighter side and things that as a couple most can look forward to. Seeing good in all situation is important and this article is a good example.

  • Reply Chloe 24/06/2017 at 5:27 pm

    I like that this post focuses on all of the positives, goodbye cramps hello pampering.

  • Reply Vladimir 25/06/2017 at 1:10 pm

    A very positive post on something that a lot of women these days are afraid of. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Nayna Kanabar 25/06/2017 at 2:41 pm

    This is a really reassuring post on pregnancy, however mine was not as fun as this as I had morning sickness throughout, however I do agree that I did enjoy the glow, the pampering and the attention I got.

  • Reply Brooke 25/06/2017 at 9:12 pm

    Great post I’ll try to remember this when I’m ready to have a kid.

  • Reply Pulkit Sharma 25/06/2017 at 11:10 pm

    Very well written post and good work

  • Reply Pammy 27/06/2017 at 2:02 am

    A great read! Definitely sharing this!

    Pammy – joyfulsource.com

  • Reply Lancelam 05/07/2017 at 3:20 am

    Very nice article mate. Thanks for sharing.
    Keep sharing with us. :)

  • Reply Tadeja 26/07/2017 at 10:49 am

    This was interesting! It’s nice to see there are many positive side effects and not just nausea and such…
    Great!

    Tadeja
    http://www.happynami.com

  • Reply Ronald Kroeger 31/07/2017 at 1:21 am

    Thanks for sharing this post and inspiration. This post shown focuses on all of the positives things. Pregnancy time some women become fat. I found some other essential, quick tips for weight loss.

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