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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are an unpleasant, but not unavoidable pregnancy symptom. Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are an unpleasant, but not unavoidable pregnancy symptom, many expectant mothers experience. They are a type of varicose vein found in your rectal area, which means they are basically swollen rectal blood vessels caused by the excess pressure placed on your vena cava by your ever ... Leer Más »

Frequent urination

Do you find yourself constantly looking for this sign everywhere you go? Have you found yourself going to the bathroom incessantly since you discovered you were pregnant? Actually, let’s be honest you probably noticed that before you found out you were pregnant as it is one of the first signs of pregnancy. We wish we could tell you that this ... Leer Más »

Surprise, you're expecting twins…

“And that’s the second heartbeat...” “The second what?!?!” Finding out you’re expecting twins or even more multiples can be an emotional roller coaster. You literally feel the entire spectrum of emotions: excitement, worry, anxiety, luck, shock and premature exhaustion to name a few. Irregardless, having twins is an incredible experience and if you’re expecting more than one baby double congratulationsare ... Leer Más »

Swollen ankles: reducing the swelling

Have you noticed that you have swollen ankles? If so, you don’t have anything to worry about, because swollen ankles are a perfectly normal and harmless, though uncomfortable, pregnancy symptom that most pregnant women experience in their third trimester of pregnancy. Regardless, we’re sure you want to do everything possible to reduce the swelling, so here are a few suggestions ... Leer Más »

Swollen ankles

Are you finding it hard to wear your favourite pair of shoes? Have you noticed that you have swollen ankles? If so, you don’t have anything to worry about, because swollen ankles are a perfectly normal and harmless, though uncomfortable, pregnancy symptom that most pregnant women experience in their third trimester of pregnancy. Swollen ankles are more formally known as ... Leer Más »

Trouble sleeping

Are you lying awake all night long during pregnancy? Trouble sleeping during pregnancy is a very common pregnancy symptom that affects around 80% of all pregnant women. It is particularly noted during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy. It seems that most pregnancy symptoms aren’t as pronounced during the second trimester, I guess you could say trimester 2 is ... Leer Más »

Weight gain during pregnancy

How much weight should you gain during your pregnancy? Pregnancy is often accompanied by an endless series of questions, one of the most popular of these questions is: “How does pregnancy affect my daily diet?” There are those pregnant women who are dreading gaining pregnancy weight and then there are others who are out of this world excited at the ... Leer Más »

Food aversions

Can't stand the sight of sushi? It must be your pregnancy food aversion Food aversions are a common pregnancy symptoms that affect approximately 85% of all pregnant women, particularly in the first trimester. Food aversions have been found to accompany food cravings, however more pregnant women report experiencing food aversions as an individual symptom rather than having cravings on their ... Leer Más »

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 »

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 »