8 Pregnancy Symptoms You’ll Actually Like

05 Jun 2016

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Morning sickness and backaches get all the attention. But look on the bright side, you might get these too.

Thicker, shiny hair
Those hormones responsible for a million crappy symptoms could also make your hair thicker and shinier, and some moms-to-be swear theirs grows faster than it used to:

Nail growth
Increases in blood pressure and hormone levels may ramp up fingernail growth, finally giving you the French-manicure-worthy nails you’ve always dreamed of.

Bigger boobs
Even before you took a pregnancy test, your boobs probably started changing (and getting really freaking sore!) to prep for feeding baby. As your milk ducts grow and fill with milk, your boobs will get noticeably bigger. Bring out the V-necks!

Glowing skin
For some moms-to-be, an increased blood volume translates into a fresh pink glow that lets you leave the blush brush shut tight in your makeup case. And even though you do hear about pregnancy acne, those hormone shifts could just clear up your skin.

No periods!
No tampons, no problem!

Better sex
Pregnancy makes some moms-to-be more sensitive down below.

Baby kicks
“Do baby kicks count as a symptom? And yes, they do. Every time your baby moves, your body responds by boosting your heart rate, and that helps you and baby bond.

 

Sources:
Elena Donovan Mauer (No Date). 8 Pregnancy Symtoms You’ll Actually Like. The Bump [Online]. Available: http://www.thebump.com/a/pregnancy-benefits

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