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.
Itching Many women find that, as the skin of their abdomen stretches during pregnancy, it becomes very itchy.
Some women get stretch marks, and others don't, an...
Headaches occur for a variety of reasons whether o...
Pregnancy heartburn is caused by the increase in t...
Morning sickness affects about 50 per cent of all pregnant mothers to some extent.
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.