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A-Z Pregnancy Symptoms

Did your pregnancy dreams include visions of a neat rounded belly, and little kicks that made your heart flutter? While it's true that pregnancy has its share of wonderful moments and experiences to cherish, it also has a raft of less than fabulous pregnancy symptoms - including many you'd rather not discuss in public and many you'd probably like to forget (which you will, by the way, since forgetfulness is another symptom).

There are pregnancy symptoms you expected (like morning sickness – which also arrives in the evening) and symptoms you almost definitely didn't (like constipation, nosebleeds and bleeding gums). It's probably reassuring to know that you're not alone suffering these ailments - you're actually joining millions of other expectant women who are also wading their way through a different selection of pregnancy complaints. But it also helps to have some tried and true remedies at your (swollen) fingertips that will allow you to navigate around the majority of pregnancy grumbles.


Ultrasound

Ultrasound It is customary in the UK for all pregnant women to have at least one scan during their pregnancy, usually at around 16 to 18 weeks, but sometimes earlier.



Stretch marks

Stretch marks
Some women get stretch marks, and others don't, an...

Insomnia

Insomnia
There are many reasons why you may suffer from an ...

Heartburn

Heartburn
Pregnancy heartburn is caused by the increase in t...

Tiredness

Tiredness
While this can be a symptom of lack of sleep, it c...



Fainting

Fainting
During the first three months of pregnancy the hormone progesterone makes the blood vessels dilate and this has the effect of lowering blood pressure.

Cramps

Cramps
Leg cramps in pregnancy can be extemely painful; why pregnant women are more susceptible to cramping isn't really known.  It may be linked to a number of factors, including a deficiency of calcium - so you could try increasing your intake of dairy products.  Other dietary deficiencies of pregnancy cramp may be Vitamin B, so you could increase your intake with the addition of wheatgerm.



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