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Body Changes


In the fifth month of pregnancy, you may experience the rapid growth of your nails and hair. You may also experience the growth in your feet. Read more about the body changes that take place during the fifth month of pregnancy.


It seems like my feet are growing. Is it my imagination

No. It is the fluid retention in your body that causes feet and hands to swell. Due to hormonal changes, all the joints in your body are getting relaxed, including your feet. After delivery, even though they return to normal, there is a chance that you might need a size larger. Orthotic shoes, or shoes designed to correct your distorted center of gravity are now available. Elasticised slippers are also known to help.


Why are my hair and nails growing so fast

Pregnancy causes an increase in your metabolic rate, which in turn nourishes your skin cells, making your hair and nails grow faster. Hair could also start appearing on the arms, legs, back, belly and face. Most of the hair disappears within 6 months after delivery. So there is little cause for worry.


Dark spots have appeared on my face

You could suffer from many strange skin symptoms due to pregnancy. Some women are known to develop a dark line down the center of the abdomen and the skin of a dark woman sometimes get discolored in the course of these nine months. After which, it returns to normal. Folic acid deficiency is one of the main causes of excessive pigmentation. So make sure you are having your vitamin supplements regularly and eating greens, fruits and vegetables. Keep out of the sun, or apply a sunscreen.

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Ashish.1 year ago
My wife is 5 months pregnant. Since last week she is having acute pain in her legs (from hips to ankle), so much that she is becoming restless and not able to sleep. Although she is pure veg and very careful about her diet. Her daily intake includes orange juice, sugarcane juice and coconut water. Mostly she rests as fortunately her mother & sister are around to take care of her. Now when she visited the gynaec for consulting about her leg pains, the Dr said it's because of increase in weight (it is 67kg now) there are cramps in body and the critical thing to note is that it took 5 minutes to check the fetal heart beat- which is making my wife worried & in stress. To inform you, she had miscarriage last year at 2 & 1/2 months. So we were extra cautious this time. Dr is already giving her folic acid, calcium, iron, & tablet for hormonal growth, it is continuing from day 1. Please advise, is it normal to get fetal heart rate after 5 min?, which is worrying us a lot. Also Dr suggest to have test called "target fetal test", we shall get it done in another city which has such facilities, after few days.
 
 
 
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Arushi.1 year ago
Don't worry sometimes due to thick skin is it hard to detect the heart beat it is common in many women. Please ask your doctor (obstetrician) to suggest some remedies for reducing the dicomfort. If at any time your wife is experiencing any discomfort immediately report to the doctor.
 
 
 
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