Pregnancy time is the period human body undergoes many remarkable changes like weight gain, skin changes, the growth of the uterus ten times than its normal size, and the changes in the breast. But among all these changes during pregnancy, women are often amazed by the changes that occur in their breast.
Breast changes is one of the earliest signs experienced in early pregnancy, though many believed that the breast is not fully matured until a woman is given birth and produced milk.
Meanwhile, the areola that is the dark areas of the skin that surround the nipples begins to swell followed by the breast itself. The swelling, pain, tingling and soreness of both the nipple and the breast are because of the growth of the formation of more lobules and growth of the milk duct.
Breast soreness is common as early as the first few weeks after conception that is why some women are liken the changes to those that occur before menstruation while some starts noticing breast tenderness from four to six weeks of their pregnancy but no matter how it occurs, the sensation lasts throughout the first trimester of the pregnancy.
The breast is fully capable of producing milk by the 6th month of the pregnancy thereby giving room for many hormones to play their roles in milk production. Breast itching also occurs as the breast grows larger preparing milk for your baby after delivery.
In some women, their breast grows larger through the pregnancy but in some, their breast grow just a cup size especially with their first child but disappointment and surprises emerges when the breast did not change much during subsequent pregnancies.
The nipple appears larger and the veins in your breast more prominent in the six to eight weeks of your pregnancy. It is normal because the volume of blood circulation in the body increases throughout the pregnancy.
Some women finds out that their breast begins to leak at the early time in their third trimester of pregnancy. If this is your case, consider yourself lucky, all you need to do is to use nursing pad to remedy the situation.