As a mother of a seven year old and a six year old, I can still recall the huge changes my body went through during pregnancy. There are both emotional and physical changes. Some of these changes are obvious but some are probably less well known. For example, did you know that pregnancy can affect your vision?
In a poll of 261 women from Mumsnet’s thread, the more commonly cited changes in vision range from a change in prescription, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, uncomfortable lenses, tired eyes, to some even experiencing improved vision! Check out the following infographic from Vision Direct UK:
An interesting infographic from Vision Direct UK reveals how pregnancy affect your vision.
As you can see, a large proportion had no problems (30%). However, interpreting that another way, that is equivalent to saying 70% of women did have problems which I found surprisingly high. Did any of you experience any changes to your vision while pregnant? If so, what were they and how long did it last? If not, feel free to comment too.
I personally had dry eyes while pregnant for both of my children. As you can see from the infographic, this is generally caused by hormonal fluctuations but I managed to keep it at bay by applying eye drops. I’m pleased to say it only lasted during the pregnancy. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is advisable to consult your physician.
Disclosure: This is a collaboration post with Vision Direct.