Pregnancy Symptoms

December 14, 2007

Do you think you might be pregnant and are wondering what the most common pregnancy symptoms are?  Have you already confirmed that you are indeed pregnant and are wondering what kind of things you can expect to happen to your body in the first weeks?  Is there anything you can do to help ease these many pregnancy symptoms?  Keep reading and find out how you can ease the discomfort of pregnancy.

Morning Sickness

Get the information you need about morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum, a pregnancy symptom that many women experience during the first trimester of. Hyperemesis gravidarum is the term used to describe an excessive amount of nausea and vomiting. This is a condition more severe than morning sickness.  Hyperemesis gravidarum often causes dehydration and poor nutrition in women and can create complications for you and your baby. If you suspect that you may be suffering from severe morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum, you should consult your doctor and find out about anti-nausea medications that are available to soothe the side effects of hyperemesis gravidarum and the other symptoms associated with pregnancy.

Dizzy Spells

If you have been feeling light-headed since discovering that you are pregnant then you should read our Dizzy Spells article to find out about the many things, such as low blood sugar, that may cause dizzy spells during pregnancy. Discover some simple and easy things you can do to avoid dizzy spells during pregnancy and learn more about the many home remedies that help relieve your symptoms.

Aches and Pains

Many women find that as their pregnancy progresses, their body begins to develop many aches and pains.  One of the most common body parts to experience these pregnancy aches are the legs.  Visit our Leg Pain in Pregnancy page for easy remedies for those annoying leg cramps. Learn how to differentiate harmless leg cramps from the pain of thrombophlebitis – a condition where inflammation occurs in the deep veins of the legs and may cause blood clots and other serious complications.

Cravings

Perhaps one of the most common of all pregnancy symptoms is strange food cravings.  If you're having cravings, and want to know why they happen, then check out our Cravings and Pregnancy Are a Natural Combination article. Find out the top ten pregnancy cravings that one obstetrician observed in his many decades of practice.

 

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