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Your Breast Tenderness Can Totally Fluctuate During Early Pregnancy

By Cat Bowen

Dr. Constance M. Chen, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist in New York City, tells Romper, “Breast tenderness during early pregnancy happens because the body is flooding with hormones as it prepares to nourish a new life. Hormones stimulate milk-producing glands, which cause the milk ducts in the breast to grow and your breasts to grow larger. Blood flow to the breasts increase as well. The increase in breast size stretches the skin, and that overall fast growth can cause breast tenderness. The breast tenderness in early pregnancy is common and normal.” Click HERE for the full article.

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