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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.


Thrush

Thrush This extremely irritating fungal infection of the vulva and vagina, caused by the fungus Candida Albicans.



Heartburn

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

Cramps

Cramps
Leg cramps in pregnancy can be extemely painful; w...

Fainting

Fainting
During the first three months of pregnancy the hor...

Braxton hicks

Braxton Hicks
Even as early as 8 weeks into your pregnancy the u...



Gums bleeding

Gums bleeding
Sore and bleeding gums is due to the increase in osetrogen during pregnancy, making them spongy, more likely to bleed and susceptible to gingivitis.   This can give rise to having sire gums and other dental problems, and explains the old wives' tale that you "lose a tooth for every pregnancy". 

Varicose veins

Varicose veins
Unfortunately the pregnancy hormone progesterone relaxes the muscular walls of the veins, makes the valves inefficient and makes circulation sluggish.



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