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Strange things that happen to your body when you become pregnant

Don't freak out

African woman heavily pregnant(courtesy)

Pregnancy comes with a whole lot of changes. Besides morning sickness, fatigue and crazy mood swings, you are also likely to experience some strange changes in your body. Sadly, some of the changes you will notice are not pleasant.

Here are some of the strange changes you may notice once you become pregnant:

1. Blue vagina

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Sounds scary but it’s not something to be worried about. During pregnancy, there is an increase in the flow of blood in your body especially in the first six weeks. The increased flow of blood in your genitals may affect the color of your vagina. However, the color will go back to normal shortly after birth.

2. Hair growth

You may notice hair growing in the weirdest of places. The hairs may grow on your belly, arms, chest and all that is still okay. It happens due to the hormonal changes in your body.

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3. Your voice changes

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Your body is going through a new series of processes. So many hormones are being produced thus affecting some normal bodily functions. The pregnant hormones can affect your vocal cords thus changing the quality of your voice altogether.

4. Body odor

Phew, you actually might start smelling once you get pregnant. Again, thanks to the hormones, you might have bad breath, smelly armpits or stinky feet. You thus will have to take your hygiene game a notch higher.

5. Brain fog

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Don’t be surprised if you find it hard to concentrate or on something. Most women battle brain fog during pregnancy and it may even affect your productivity. To reduce the impact, ensure you have enough quality sleep. 

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