Ever since that little pink plus sign popped up, you鈥檙e stressing over what鈥檚 happening to your body 鈥 and you aren鈥檛 alone. It鈥檚 completely normal to worry about how your body will change through the course of your pregnancy. Yes, your belly will grow. And yes, some other parts of your body will bulge as well. But, that doesn鈥檛 mean you need to run and hide under a mumu. There鈥檚 safety (okay, maybe comfort) in numbers. So, go ahead and check out some of the most common body fears that pregnant mamas face.

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1. Your style will suffer. Your body鈥檚 getting bigger. That鈥檚 a fact. Now that your belly is popping and your boobs are three times their pre-preggo size, you鈥檙e worried that you鈥檒l never fit into anything remotely fashion forward again. To start with 鈥 yes, you will. But, let鈥檚 also tackle the during-pregnancy issue. Just because your body isn鈥檛 a size two doesn鈥檛 mean you have to nix the notion of sticking with your style. Whether you鈥檙e totally into boho chic or are all about something sleek, maternity clothes are not what they were decades ago. Say goodbye to smocks and hello to the latest fashions 鈥 just sized for the baby-bump body.

2. You鈥檒l stay that way. Yeah, you鈥檙e gaining weight while you鈥檙e pregnant. Everyone does. Hmm, it鈥檚 starting to feel like those extra pounds are becoming part of your body. In other words, you kind of feel like they鈥檙e not going away. It鈥檚 completely common to think that your pregnancy body will stick. Here鈥檚 the deal 鈥 thinking that your body will immediately go back to what it looked like pre-pregnancy isn鈥檛 realistic (unless you鈥檙e an SI swimsuit model). Set healthy expectations for your post-pregnancy weight loss. This means losing the added pounds gradually over several months.

3. You鈥檙e gaining too much weight. That adorably sweet itty bitty bump sitting on your BFF鈥檚 body makes everyone say, 鈥淎wwww!鈥 You鈥檙e both equally as far along. But, you lost sight of your feet weeks ago. You鈥檙e gaining weight at what seems like an awfully quick pace. Before you start stressing over your bump, stop comparing your weight gain to anyone else鈥檚. According to the US Office on Women鈥檚 Health, your total pregnancy weight gain depends on your starting BMI. Let鈥檚 say your BMI puts you in the normal range. Expect to gain between 25 and 30 pounds. But, if you were underweight, it鈥檚 normal to gain between 28 and 40 pounds. A woman who starts out as overweight should gain somewhere between 15 and 25 pounds.

Husband laying on bed with pregnant wife

4. You鈥檒l expand everywhere but the belly. You expected that bell curve in your belly area. What you didn鈥檛 expect was the weight everywhere else. And that鈥檚 what鈥檚 throwing you. Your thighs are gathering some padding and your hips 鈥攐h, your hips. Then you turn around. Suddenly you went from Kate Moss to something worthy of a Kardashian. Yes, there are women who look like their normal selves, just with a basketball under their shirt. If that鈥檚 not you, don鈥檛 freak out. As long as you鈥檙e gaining a healthy amount of weight, you鈥檙e doing what comes naturally (to your body).

5. What goes up will go down. Your A cups grew to Bs. Then Cs. And maybe even Ds. Yay! But even though you may be pleasantly surprised about your sudden cleavage, you鈥檙e also fearing the day when you deliver and it all goes away. It鈥檚 understandable that you鈥檒l wonder where those bountiful boobs will go. Will they just disappear back into your body? Will they go south? Well, no one can say for sure. Your best bet is to get a good bra (one that the lingerie store pro fits for you) and remember that women come in all different shapes and sizes. Big boobs, small boobs 鈥 your bust isn鈥檛 exactly a deal breaker when it comes to who you are.

What鈥檚 your biggest pregnancy body fear? Share yours and tweet us @BritandCo!

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