The Suprising Effects of Pregnancy

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By Our Health Correspondence

According to the Ted-Ed lessons, pregnant women experience a number of changes throughout the course of their pregnancy.

Muscles and joints shift and jostle. The heart’s pounding rhythm speeds up. Blood roars through arteries and veins. Over the course of a pregnancy, every organ in the body changes. Initiated by a range of hormones, these changes begin as soon as a pregnancy begins. Explore what we know— and don’t know— about pregnancy’s effects on the body and brain.

Discover how pregnancy changes every organ in the body— from the heart, to the brain and kidneys— and what we still don’t know about it. Watch the video below; lesson by TED-Ed, directed by Roxane Campoy and Charlotte Cambon: