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How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

Prep for lactation: In the first weeks of pregnancy there is breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola (the area around the nipple), darkening of the areola. Later in pregnancy the breasts enlarge. All of these occur in preparation for feeding the newborn. Every pregnant woman should consider these as welcome changes and an opportunity to provide her baby nourishment. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How do your breasts change before and after pregnancy?

How do your breasts change before and after pregnancy?

Breasts get swollen: Breasts get swollen and grow in size during pregnancy they start getting bigger around 6to8weeks and grow throughout the pregnancy, some women will even have stretch marks on the breasts. After pregnancy if you breast feed the baby the breasts remain engorged with milk.After you stop breast feeding or do not breast feed .Your breasts may or may not return to size and shape as before pregnancy. ...Read more

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How soon in pregnancy can you see or feel a change in your breasts?

How soon in pregnancy can you see or feel a change in your breasts?

5-6 weeks is common: After a missed period, most women feel breast fullness and soreness. This may also start before a missed period and may be mistaken for the usual symptoms of a period that is about to start. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple. ...Read more

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Dear health tap team, is unilateral, left breast pain with breast-texture change in very early pregnancy normal? Thank you in advance for your reply.

Dear health tap team, is unilateral, left breast pain with breast-texture change in very early pregnancy normal? Thank you in advance for your reply.

I do not consider: That normal, you need an exam by your obgyn and may need a mammogram with shielding of the fetus and a breast ultrasound or one or the other, bilateral breast pain without any texture change can be normal. ...Read more