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Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy is nine months of big changes for you and your body; some are wonderful and awe-inspiring, such as quickening; others, such as morning sickness, are a little harder to...er, stomach. But each of these pregnancy symptoms is necessary and plays an integral part in making sure you and your baby are healthy and thriving. So if pregnancy symptoms are getting you down, just remember they're all just side effects of growing new life.




Home Remedies
Feeling a little icky? Between sore breasts, aching back, sleepless nights and morning sickness, pregnancy can leave you feeling less-than-perky. Read the article


Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Most women experience some form of morning sickness during their pregnancy, especially between the 5th and 12th weeks. However, about one percent of pregnant women experience severe and prolonged nausea and vomiting, a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. Read the article


Insomnia
Sleep can be elusive during pregnancy and many expectant moms have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep for a number of different reasons. Read the article


Leg Cramps
Leg cramps are fairly common, especially during pregnancy. For many, leg cramps strike at night, during sleep; however, cramps may also occur during or after exercise, and even with gentle everyday activities, like walking. Read the article


Linea Negra
You have probably never noticed the pale line, called the linea alba, that runs from your belly button to the top of your pubic bone. It is usually the same color as your skin, but during pregnancy this line may darken. Read the article


Medicine During Pregnancy
It is best to avoid over-the-counter medicines, especially in the first ten weeks of pregnancy while your baby's heart, lung and brain systems are being formed. But this doesn't mean you must resign yourself to nine months of discomfort without relief in sight. Here are some safe home remedies for many common ailments. Read the article


Morning Sickness
Nothing can dampen the excitement of early pregnancy like a bad bout of morning sickness. Unfortunately, about three quarters of pregnant women suffer from it. It usually starts around the 5th to 7th week of pregnancy and disappears between the 12th and the 15th and is often at its worst in the morning. Read the article


Nesting Instinct
Around the fifth month of pregnancy, the "nesting" instinct can set in. This is an uncontrollable urge to clean one's house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for the new baby, to tie up loose ends of old projects and to organize your world. Read the article


Pelvic Pressure
Are you feeling discomfort and cramping in your lower abdomen? Does it feel similar to menstrual cramps? This pregnancy symptom may have you on the phone calling your obstetrician for reassurance, but more times than not, there's no need to be alarmed. What you're feeling is known as "pelvic pressure" and it's quite normal. Read the article



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