Experts weigh in on how much you can expect your breasts to grow during pregnancy. Boobs, breasts, knockers, jugs, hooters, lady lumps--no matter what you call them pregnancy almost guarantees a change in their shape and size. But just as doctors insist every pregnancy is different, there is no standard expectation for how yours will look when you've got a bun in the oven. Still, you can most likely anticipate your pregnancy breasts will be bigger than they were before a plus sign popped up on that stick.
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How much do breasts grow during pregnancy?
Every pregnant woman's belly takes on a life of its own to match the one growing inside ; some stay flat far into the second trimester , others pop out prodigiously even as early as the first few months. A big belly so soon can be disconcerting "If I'm this big now , what will I look like in a few months? That said, it's still clear that your burgeoning belly is bigger than most. Between the third and fourth month of pregnancy, your uterus should range from about grapefruit to small-melon sized — not quite the watermelon you might be sporting.
5 ways your breasts change after pregnancy
When your body is making room to grow another human, it makes sense that things might get shifted around and change during the process. You're certainly familiar with the obvious changes ie, growing a belly , but what about some of the lesser talked-about symptoms, like the millions of ways your boobs can look and feel different? According to the Mayo Clinic , in your first trimester, you might have breast tenderness, and in your second trimester, you might notice more changes like general breast enlargement. Not to mention color changes and fluid discharge.
During pregnancy your breasts will likely swell to proportions previously unimaginable. And just when you think they can't get any bigger, milk production is initiated two to four days after delivery whether nursing's on the menu or not and your mammoth mammaries will experience yet another growth spurt, becoming temporarily engorged and as hard as rocks. Some women, especially those who've had babies before, find their breasts don't grow overboard, and that's normal, too. You can expect your breasts to remain large for the first few months of breastfeeding if you're nursing exclusively, though they'll feel softer and smaller after each feeding.