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.
Labour & Birth
Premature babies Everyone hopes their pregnancy will be uncomplicated and free from emergency. Few people consider the possibility that their baby could be born many weeks before the due date and need to be given special care for the first few days, weeks or months after birth. However, the reality is that around 82,000 babies are born sick or premature each year in the UK.
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Parties & Celebrations
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Travel vaccinations in pregnancy
Although most women who are pregnant do not chose to travel extensively, sometimes business or family trips become essential. If you are travelling for pleasure, it’s a good idea to stick to less ‘adventurous’ territories so you don’t have to get any extra travel vaccinations. Destinations in North America, Australia, and Northern and Central Europe do not routinely require any extra pre-travel vaccinations.
Diet for Pregnancy - 10 essential recommendations
Pregnancy is a great time for eating and drinking more healthily. Knowing there is a baby growing inside her is the best incentive to eat well that a woman can have. However, it doesn’t mean you have to cut out all your treats, just that you should establish a few good eating habits early on that will keep you feeling healthy and give you more energy as your bump gets bigger.