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.
Cramps Leg cramps in pregnancy can be extemely painful; why pregnant women are more susceptible to cramping isn't really known. It may be linked to a number of factors, including a deficiency of calcium - so you could try increasing your intake of dairy products. Other dietary deficiencies of pregnancy cramp may be Vitamin B, so you could increase your intake with the addition of wheatgerm.
Sore and bleeding gums is due to the increase in o...
Morning sickness affects about 50 per cent of all ...
Frequent nosebleeds in pregnancy are caused by the...
Sometimes the position of the placenta is close to...
During the first three months of pregnancy the hormone progesterone makes the blood vessels dilate and this has the effect of lowering blood pressure.
Some women get stretch marks, and others don't, and there is not much you can do about them if you are going to get them.