7 Pregnancy Feels No One Is Allowed To Blame On Hormones

When I saw that positive pregnancy test I felt a rush throughout my entire body. I uncontrollably paced around the house, suddenly excited and nervous simultaneously. My husband and I just started trying and, honestly, I thought the process would take much longer. The positive test was instantaneous, though, and so was the stream of emotions that quickly followed. I realized pregnancy came with numerous emotions, some of which are heightened due to increased levels of various hormones. I also learned there are certain pregnancy feels no one is allowed to blame on hormones, pregnant people included.

A woman’s body is miraculous. Every cell and every process has to work intricately and diligently and perfectly to create a healthy life. Hormones, however, can wreak havoc on a woman and her wellbeing. According to the The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), increased levels of hCGmake women nauseated and suppresses the immune system. Meanwhile, the American Pregnancy Association says progesterone is responsible for heartburn and acid reflux and escalates the feelings of sadness. Then,…

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