I personally respect my body and all its functions. Thoughts about the inner functions of my body, leaves me with such sense of satisfaction. My body has done a lot for me, having a healthy body is crucial to exist on planet earth. I am blessed with healthy body only because I have no judgement or negative feeling towards it.
I have regular conversations with my body. Below is explanation on hormones that are dear to me, without these hormones I wouldn’t have my creations, my kids.
We as women, early on learn to blame our hormones, many of us do not know what their key roles are.
Pregnant ladies have sudden and dramatic increase in hormones. This leaves them on rides after rides on emotional role-a-coaster.
Estrogen and progesterone I call them twin sisters, both these hormones are released from cyst on the ovary called the corpus luteum, this is released till the placenta takes over the game. These two are the main hormones that game up your pregnancy. It not only alters your moods, they have an important role behind all that creation, glow, high and dip in energy levels. It holds on to water, this is the reason we have water retention, if your diet is full of sodium.
On an average a women produces more estrogen during pregnancy than through out her entire life. This explains all the emotional crying that happens.
Awesomeness of estrogen is beyond my imagination, it is estrogen during pregnancy that enables the uterus expand and placenta to improve vascularization, transfer nutrients, and support all the development into your little one. It peaks to highest in 3rd trimester. As estrogen levels increase, body needs to adjust to its spikes, many women feel nausea as estrogen increases gradually. Estrogen may decrease secretion of hydrochloric acid and pepsin, which may be responsible for digestive up- sets such as heart burn.
Many women dis the nausea part as unbearable, yes it is uncomfortable, but understanding signs that body gives out is important. It is making a miracle, a human being who will walk and talk and grow like you. It is created in a space within you.
Allow your body to do its job instead of restricting it.
This same estrogen in 2 nd trimester helps in development of milk ducts in your breast tissues.
Progestrone twin sister of estrogen also increases during pregnancy. this amazing hormone helps in laxity, loosing of ligaments. High level of progesterone increases size of internal structure, transforming uterus to safely grow a full term baby. A pregnant woman's entire posture changes. Her breasts are larger, and her abdomen transforms increasing the curvature of her back. The combined effect shifts the center of gravity forward and may lead to changes in balance.
Our incredible body is so smart and efficient, Oxytocin another hormone is produced by the posterior pituitary in increasing amounts as the fetus matures. This hormone can stimulate uterine contractions during pregnancy, but high levels of progesterone prevent contractions till the baby is cooked completely.
High levels of estrogen and progesterone inhibit lactation by blocking the binding of prolactin to breast tissue until after birth.
Beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) the hormone that changes everything for a women. This is what gets everything rolling. This hormone is what the pee stick picks up in the urine. This is the hormone which shuts down the ovaries signaling the body to prepare for a life to grow inside. This hormone screams announcing the changes. It increases from eight days after ovulation, peaks at 60 to 90 days and then lower slightly, after everyone knows you are pregnant. First weeks of pregnancy this hormone doubles and triples circulates through out the body announcing that your body need to pull up the sleeves and add extra time working harder. This hormone later takes over all the hormones as the master planner placenta. There are several more hormones which play their part in creating a baby. Later on they help in producing breast milk and work on retuning the body to normal.
Our smart body in itself is a world beyond fascination and imagination. playfulness of hormones create miracles and also imbalances. Learn to appreciate instead of manipulation, your body will serve you in its true essence.
Our body never lies, never judges us, it only serves us- till you stop appreciating it.
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