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Common discomforts during pregnancy

Morning sickness

Morning sickness or nausea (with or without vomiting) is a common symptom of early pregnancy that is caused by changes in hormones.

Backache in pregnancy

There are several things you can do to help prevent backache from happening during your pregnancy, and to help you cope with an aching back if it does...

Bladder and bowel problems during pregnancy

During pregnancy, many women experience some rather unpleasant conditions. Maintaining a healthy diet and doing regular exercise can help make life a ...

Changes to hair during pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make your hair thicker or thinner. Learn about these changes and whether you can dye hair while pregnant.

Changes to your skin during pregnancy

As your pregnancy develops, you may find that you experience changes to your skin and hair.

Dealing with fatigue during your pregnancy

Feeling tired, a bit faint and hotter than usual is quite common during pregnancy, and its all down to your hormones.

Headaches during pregnancy

Many women find that they experience headaches at various stages of their pregnancy.Find out what can help improve some of the symptoms.

Indigestion and heartburn in pregnancy

Find out how to recognise, avoid and treat indigestion and heartburn during your pregnancy.

Leg cramps during pregnancy

Leg cramps are a normal but sometimes uncomfortable part of your pregnancy. Find out how to treat and help prevent leg cramps.

Swelling during pregnancy

Swollen ankles and feet are very common during pregnancy. Find out how you can help relieve some of the discomfort and know whether any symptoms are s...

Vaginal discharge during pregnancy

Almost all women have more vaginal discharge in pregnancy as it helps prevent any infections travelling up from the vagina to the womb.

Vaginal thrush during pregnancy

Changes in the levels of female hormones during pregnancy increase your chances of developing thrush and make it more likely to keep coming back.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are a normal, but uncomfortable part of pregnancy and usually go away without treatment. Find out here how you can ease the discomfort.

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