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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.


Breasts sore

Sore Breasts Throughout pregnancy, your breasts will have been responding to pregnancy hormones, in preparation for producing milk after the birth.  The main symptom of this will be an increase in the size of your breasts.  They may be quite sore at first and uncomfortable later on. 



Thrush

Thrush
This extremely irritating fungal infection of the ...

Depression

Depression
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Oedema

Oedema
Some degree of swelling in your ankles and feet is...

Pre-elcampsia

Pre-elcampsia
Sometimes the position of the placenta is close to...



Weight gain

Weight gain
Average weight gain during pregnancy is around 10 to 12 kg (22 to 26 lb). You gain around 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) during the first 20 weeks, and then only about 0.5Kg (1lb) per week until your baby is born.

Breech Presentation

Breech Presentation
About 3 per cent of babies are breech presentation - that is lying bottom-down (rather than head-down) at term.



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