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Many women feel sick or throw up during pregnancy. It’s usually worse during the first 12 week of pregnancy.
Some women develop pelvic pain during pregnancy. This is sometimes also called pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
Diarrhea is defined as having three or more loose or liquid bowel movements in a 24 hour period. It is one of the most unfortunate illnesses during pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes is when a woman who did not previously suffer from diabetes develops diabetes during pregnancy.
Constipation occurs when there is abdominal pain or discomfort, difficult and infrequent bowel movements, and the passage of hard stools. Unfortunately, constipation affects approximately half of all women at some point during their pregnancy.
Itching is common in pregnancy. Usually it’s thought to be caused by raised levels of hormones. Also, the stretched skin of your tummy as it grows can feel itchy. However, sometimes itching can be a symptom of a liver condition called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), also known as obstetric cholestasis (OC), which needs medical attention.
Around 7 out of every 10 pregnant women experience nausea or vomiting. Up to 1 in every 100 pregnant women experience excessive vomiting known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). They often need hospital treatment as they are unable to eat.
Some pregnant women find they get lots of headaches. They are most common in early pregnancy and usually improve or stop completely during the last 6 months.
Leg cramps are those painful sensations in your legs that often occur at night during pregnancy.
Indigestion, also called heartburn or acid reflux is a common problem during a pregnancy. It is caused by hormonal changes and the growing baby pressing against your stomach.
Swelling happens when your body holds on to more fluid than usual during pregnancy. This is called oedema.
This is the vertical line that appears down the middle of your belly around the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy.
Some women notice that their nipples leak during pregnancy. And that is completely normal, because the breasts often start to produce milk weeks or months before you give birth.
The birth of a baby can trigger powerful emotions, excitement, joy or fear. It can also result in depression. The level of depression can be diagnosed from light and short, also called baby blues, to more severe and long-lasting, which are postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis.
Bladder and bowel control problems are common symptoms during pregnancy and after giving birth. In fact, around 1 in 3 women who ever had a baby, later wet themselves occasionally.
All women, whether pregnant or not, have some vaginal discharge. But when you’re pregnant, it’s normal to have more than usual.
Haemorrhoids are swollen veins in or around the lower rectum and anus. They’re also called piles.
Pregnancy hormones can increase hair growth and many women notice that their hair is thicker and healthier looking while expecting. Sometimes, however, such hormones cause hair growth in other places too, e.g., face or neck.
Nosebleeds are quite common in pregnancy. Although a nosebleed seems frightening, there is nothing to worry about as long as you do not lose substantial blood. Nosebleeds can be mostly treated at home.
Despite being relatively common, bleeding during pregnancy can be dangerous. Bleeding can have several causes.
Stomach (abdominal) pains or cramps are common in pregnancy. Though the symptoms are usually normal, they can be a sign of something more serious that needs to be checked.
Some women experience varicose veins during pregnancy. They appear when the uterus applies pressure to the large vein (inferior vena cava), which carries blood back to the heart from your feet and legs.
Pregnancy brings glowing skin and rosy cheeks to many women. Others, however, experience skin changes that aren’t so attractive.
It is very common to get backache or back pain during pregnancy, especially in the early stages.
Stretch marks are thin pink or purple lines that appear on the surface of the skin.
It’s common to feel exhausted during pregnancy, especially in the first 12 weeks.
Mild mood swings have always been considered normal in pregnancy. However, for some women, it is more than a mood swing.
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