Why do your breasts get so big and sore during pregnancy?
In early pregnancy, a bunch of stuff is happening to support your growing baby. You have lots of hormones rushing through your system, including progesterone and estrogen.
These hormones are causing your breasts to get bigger and that extreme soreness, ouch!
Your breasts will start to grow so that they can feed your baby. 🤱The fat layer in your breasts thickens and you grow more milk glands and blood flow increases to them. You might notice that they are more veiny than usual, that’s normal too!
Some women don’t experience these changes right away. Your breasts might not get bigger until the second or third trimesters! Everyone is different. They might not even be sore at all.☺️
Also, each day your symptoms might fluctuate. Your breasts might be super sore one day and you might feel nothing the next day. Please don’t worry, it’s totally normal for symptoms to come and go! Your body isn’t a machine and your experience might be totally different from other people’s, so don’t compare!
Once your baby is born and it’s time to start feeding, you’ll definitely notice tons of changes to your breasts! They will likely grow a lot and feel heavier and sorer once your milk starts to come in.
Did your boobs change in size during pregnancy?
Were they sore?