Healthy Pregnancy

What to do about fatigue during pregnancy

Your metabolism has increased significantly as your body builds your baby, so your body’s energy demands have greatly increased. The changing hormone levels are also very demanding on your body. These work together to cause you to be very tired in early

Healthy Pregnancy

What to do about swelling during pregnancy

Swelling is a normal part of pregnancy. Your circulatory system is relaxed and sluggish, which can contribute to fluid retention. Swelling is also a healthy way your body helps support the extra blood volume in the week or two before you give

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What to do about skin changes during pregnancy

Your skin may appear darkened or blotchy on your face, breasts and abdomen. This is due to the high hormone levels. Some experts feel this is normal, others believe it may signal nutritional deficits. ┬áSome Women Have Tried… Avoid spending time in

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What is “quickening?”

Quickening is the term given to the time in pregnancy when you can feel the baby move. This is generally around the 4th or 5th month.Once you understand what it feels like when the baby moves, you should be feeling the baby

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What to do about varicose veins during pregnancy

Varicose veins occur when your already sluggish circulatory system is constricted due to the pressure of your growing uterus and the increased blood volume. Some Women Have Tried… Try exercises for your feet and legs that may help improve circulation. Take frequent

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What to do about pelvic pain during pregnancy

Your enlarging uterus puts pressure on your pelvis. The sciatic nerve can be affected as the pelvis relaxes and stretches. This would feel like pain that starts in the pelvis and continues down the thigh. Some women feel sharp pains on either

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What to do about moodiness during pregnancy

Your fluctuating hormone levels make you more susceptible to moodiness when you are pregnant. Near the end of pregnancy, your altered body image, fatigue and concerns about the upcoming labor can add to the moodiness. Some Women Have Tried… Allow yourself time