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Mood swings

Mood swings are normal during pregnancy. Mood swings are just one of the many pesky pregnancy symptoms most pregnant women experience. Basically, mood swings are where PMS and pregnancy meet as women who suffer from PMS normally tend to have more intense pregnancy mood swings that those who don’t. Like most other pregnancy symptoms, mood swings are the result of ... Leer Más »

Easing morning sickness

Walking after each meal helps to reduce morning sickness Morning sickness is caused by your pregnancy hormones, especially your increased estrogen and progesterone levels. As you need these hormones to maintain your pregnancy you can’t really get rid of morning sickness if you suffer with it. However, below you can find a variety of hints and tips which should help ... Leer Más »

Treating gestational diabetes

Finding out you have gestational diabetes can be scary, but don’t worry it is very simple to treat gestational diabetes and to avoid most of its associated complications. We thought we would help you out and have created a step-by-step guideto treating your gestational diabetes. We hope it helps! Fruit is a good diabetic snack Step 1: Adjust your diet. ... Leer Más »

Gestational diabetes

Have you been tested for gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is considered the most common health problem associated with pregnancy, affecting between 2 and 18% of all pregnancies. You suffer from gestational diabetes when you have no personal history of diabetes, but suffer with high blood glucose levels during your pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is believed to result from the presence of ... Leer Más »

Endorphins

Endorphins will probably be your favourite hormones, especially when the time for labour and birth arrives. Endorphins are so well liked that they have been named your body’s happy hormones. When your body is under stress, your pituitary gland and hypothalamus secrete endorphins in order to help you relax. Endorphins help you bond with your newbornFree image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net ... Leer Más »

Cortisol

Pregnancy puts your body under a lot of stress which increases your cortisol levels Cortisol, also known as hydrocortisone, is a glucocorticoid or adrenal hormone which has an integral role in your pregnancy. Cortisol, like ACTH, is a stress hormone your body produces in reaction to none other than stress. Cortisol is always present in your body and steadily increases ... Leer Más »

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), also called corticotropin, is a pregnancy hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, like most of your other pregnancy hormones. It is usually produced as a reaction to stress and if we’re being honest pregnancy can be a bit stressful for your body, but it’s worth it! If ACTH has given you swollen feet, get your partner to ... Leer Más »

Insulin

Insulin is not really a pregnancy hormone so to speak, but it is an important hormone in your body which is affected by pregnancy. Insulin levels must be controlled during your pregnancy Insulin is produced by your pancreas and causes liver, muscle and fat tissue cells to take up glucose from your blood, an important aspect of managing your metabolism. ... Leer Más »

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), or thyrotropin, is an important pregnancy hormone that is responsible for the stimulation of your thyroid gland. It is produced in your pituitary gland and its levels during pregnancy depend on the levels of hCG and estrogen in your blood. TSH levels are highest during the first trimester of your pregnancy and steadily decline over ... Leer Más »

Thyroxine

Thyroxine is an important hormone for both you and your baby during pregnancy. It is secreted by the thyroid gland and if you have too much or too little of it in your body you must take several necessary steps. Thyroxine helps you to increase your oxygen consumption so that you have enough for both you and your body. It ... Leer Más »