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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.




Anemia
Before you became pregnant, you needed 15 milligrams of iron a day; but now your daily requirement has doubled to 30. Read the article


Antacids
While prevention is the best way to handle heartburn, antacids are effective and safe (when taken in moderation) to treat the burn during pregnancy. Read the article


Back Pain
Persistent and severe back pain can interfere with daily life, work, and sleep, and can cause increased and unnecessary pain during delivery. However, there are a number of things you can do to reduce or eliminate your back pain. Read the article


Braxton Hicks
Braxton Hicks are intermittent contractions of the uterus that some women experience during their pregnancy. They were first described in 1872 by Dr. John Braxton Hicks, an English gynecologist, and are often referred to as practice labor because they are thought to help prepare your body for the real deal. Read the article


Colostrum
Colostrum is the thick, nutrient-rich milk produced by your breasts during your pregnancy and the first few days after your baby is born. It is the perfect first food for your baby providing just the right amount of calories, nutrients, and antibodies to protect and nourish your new baby. Read the article


Couvade Syndrome
For you fathers-to-be, these nine months of watching your partner's body go through a seemingly endless succession of changes can be stressful and affect even the most stalwart guy. Read the article


Edema
Edema is caused by the extra blood and fluids circulating through your body during your pregnancy. Read the article


Hair Tips
Fuller, thicker hair is one benefit of pregnancy for some women and a myth for others. Pregnancy hormones can affect every woman's hair differently; for some, the increased estrogen causes their hair to grow thick and fast, while others find that their hair goes limp and even falls out. Read the article


Heartburn
Many women experience the pain and irritation of heartburn for the first time during pregnancy. Heartburn is caused by acid reflux or indigestion, when the acid from the stomach creeps up the esophagus. Read the article




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