Monday, June 29, 2009

What's Happening To My Lady Lumps?

Many women feel like their breasts don't belong to them since becoming pregnant...they change so much! So what's happening to "the girls "?

The changes that a woman’s breasts undergo are to prepare them for their new function and are caused by hormones. Some women’s breasts grow fast right from the start – up to 3 cup sizes – while others notice little change. Breasts may be sore or tender because of their expansion. In addition the nipples and the areola (the area around the nipples) may grow and become darker. Some women feel little bumps under their skin. These are sweat glands and disappear after the pregnancy.

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  1. Is there a way you can avoid getting bad stretch marks during your pregnancy? Regarding your breasts and your stomach.

  2. Between 75% and 90% of women develop stretch marks during pregnancy. But because the exact causes of stretch marks are not yet clear, and it is difficult to predict who will and will not develop stretch marks, it is also difficult to determine how to prevent them.

    Moreover, despite the wealth of over-the-counter anti-stretch mark products currently available, very few studies have been conducted to investigate the effectiveness of these products.

    But, considering that the rate at which the skin stretches may be a factor, it is a good idea to keep unnecessary weight gain in check during pregnancy, as this may reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the thighs and hips.

    There are a number of treatment options that claim to improve the appearance of skins scarred by stretch marks. These include:

    - Laser treatment
    - Surgical stretch mark removal
    - Non-invasive stretch mark removal options e.g. chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and blue light therapy