Mothers development

Your belly is now so big that it's affecting your mobility in almost everything you do.

It's harder to bend down, turn in bed, or get up from the couch. Your body may have also begun to react with contractions when you do too much, which is a sign that you should ease up a bit.

Every breath requires about 20 percent more oxygen and more carbon dioxide is needed to ensure proper oxygen levels for you and the child. Therefore, the lungs may work harder, which can make you feel "breathless," so slow down the pace. If you haven’t registered for classes for pregnant women and expectant parents, it is high time to do so now.


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