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.
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.
Unfortunately the pregnancy hormone progesterone r...
Morning sickness affects about 50 per cent of all ...
Sore and bleeding gums is due to the increase in o...
Pregnancy heartburn is caused by the increase in the hormones progresterone which relaxes the smooth muscle at the opening to the top of the stomach.