First flush

Mother & Baby (UK) - - BUMP & BIRTH -

Feel­ing su­per-tetchy in your first trimester? Blame your hor­mones as well as your amyg­dala. In the first 12 weeks of preg­nancy you have a huge surge of pro­ges­terone, which rises around 40 times more than it does dur­ing a men­strual cy­cle. And this can make you feel emo­tional and stressed. Just re­mem­ber that all this pro­ges­terone is do­ing a vi­tal job, pre­par­ing your uterus for your baby, in­creas­ing the blood flow to your womb, and help­ing to es­tab­lish your pla­centa.

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