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- Back Pain During Pregnancy
- Breast Changes During Pregnancy
- Fatigue During Pregnancy
- Hair Changes During Pregnancy
- Hand Changes During Pregnancy
- Heartburn During Pregnancy
- Hemorrhoids and Constipation During Pregnancy
- Hip and Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy
- Leg Cramps and Pain During Pregnancy
- Nosebleeds and Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy
- Skin Changes During Pregnancy
- Sleep Problems During Pregnancy
- Swelling During Pregnancy
- Varicose Veins During Pregnancy
Body Changes During Pregnancy
Learn how to protect your back and relieve pain during pregnancy.
Most women develop back pain at some point during pregnancy. As the size and weight of your growing belly place more strain on your back, you may notice your posture changing. To protect your back from poor posture, unnecessary strain, and painful injury, follow these guidelines: Avoid standing with your belly...
As the rest of your body changes during pregnancy, your breasts change too, getting themselves ready to make and supply milk for your baby. Your breasts will get bigger. They may be sore sometimes. Your nipples may change color. It's all a natural part of being pregnant. And if some of these changes bother you, it's...
Most women struggle with feeling very tired when they are pregnant. This tiredness, or fatigue, is most common during the first and third trimesters. During the first trimester, the fetus is growing quickly. Your body is producing higher levels of progesterone. This hormone has been linked to increased tiredness. If...
During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect how your hair looks and feels. Hair loss slows down considerably, and hair growth can increase. You may notice that your head of hair is thicker and healthier-looking than usual. But some women find that their hair is more limp and lifeless during pregnancy. It is normal...