14Tender Or Swollen Breasts

Tender or swollen breasts is a completely normal part of pregnancy, and in most cases, will be one of the first signs that detect pregnancy - even before a home pregnancy test can. For many women, putting on their bra may feel a little different than usual.

Not only will a woman feel a tender, heavy-feeling in her breasts, but she may also notice darkening of the areolas and even more pronounced veins on her chest.

This tenderness and swelling usually begins during the first two weeks of conception, which is why a woman may know she is pregnant before actually seeing that positive. While breast tenderness is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy, it can last the entire pregnancy as hormone levels continue rising. The best way to deal with tender, swollen breasts is by wearing a supportive bra to help ease discomfort. A woman may even want to wear this supportive bra to bed (if need be).

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