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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.


Nosebleed

Nosebleed Frequent nosebleeds in pregnancy are caused by the increase in pregnancy hormones and the increase volume of blood in your body.  To stop a nosebleed take the following first aid measures:



Oedema

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

Alternative Therapies

Reflexology
Through reflexology massage of the foot it is poss...

Gums bleeding

Gums bleeding
Sore and bleeding gums is due to the increase in o...

Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness
Morning sickness affects about 50 per cent of all ...



Ptyalism

Ptyalism
This is a rare side-effect of pregnancy which can, for some women, mean an excessive production of saliva.

Cramps

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.



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