Pregnancy Symptoms


Blurry Vision in Pregnancy: Causes and Management

Blurry Vision in Pregnancy: Causes and Management

During pregnancy the common symptoms a female expect are pain in lower back or morning sickness. However, you may be surprised to have vision changes such as a blurry vision pregnancy. The physical and hormonal changes of pregnancy may have an effect on your eyesight, but most of the issues are usually temporary and minor and your vision will become normal in a few weeks after the birth of your...

Should I Worry about Sharp Breast Pain in Pregnancy?

Should I Worry about Sharp Breast Pain in Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an exciting journey for all women even though it is riddled with lots of issues that can cause pain and discomfort. Sharp breast pain pregnancy is one of them and is very common. Tenderness, soreness, swelling and pain in the breasts are one of the first symptoms that appear when a woman gets pregnant. These symptoms of breasts are the indication that your body is making the...

What Happens to Your Cervix When Pregnant?

What Happens to Your Cervix When Pregnant?

A woman’s cervix is the neck of the uterus, which extends into their vagina. This narrow tube or canal remains open, just big enough to allow sperms to enter or to let blood flow out during menstruation. When a woman becomes pregnant, this narrow opening is sealed with a mucus plug, which forms a protective barrier for the canal. During pregnancy, a lot of changes occur in the cervix, as it...

Rib Pain During Pregnancy

Rib Pain During Pregnancy

When you reach late 2nd trimester or early 3rd trimester, you would start feeling aches and pains in various parts of your body. You can’t take painkillers just like you did when you were not pregnant and has to live with the pain. Causes of Rib Pain During Pregnancy It is not uncommon to have rib pain during pregnancy, especially on the right side. The intensity of the pain may vary from a...

Low Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: Causes, Signs and Dealing Ways

Low Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: Causes, Signs and Dealing Ways

Blood pressure is the measure of pressure in the arteries for both the diastolic and systolic phases as the heart pumps blood to the body. Blood pressure is expressed in fraction-like numbers. The systolic pressure is represented as the top number in blood pressure reading and it’s the amount of pressure generated by the heart through pumping of blood to the rest of the body. The diastolic...

Why Does Belly Button Hurt While Pregnant?

Why Does Belly Button Hurt While Pregnant?

During pregnancy your body undergoes numerous changes to accommodate the developing baby inside your uterus. These changes are both internal and external. One of the most common reasons that your belly button hurts when pregnant is the internal change that occurs in your body. You may experience pain and soreness in and around your navel. The naval region may also develop swelling. Several other...

When Will Cravings Start After Pregnancy?

When Will Cravings Start After Pregnancy?

Many people tend to associate pregnancy with cravings. In fact, when you mention ice cream and pickles, most people tend to immediately picture a pregnant woman thoroughly enjoying her snack. In reality, a lot of pregnant women won’t end up craving pickles and ice cream in particular, but the majority will have some sort of cravings while they are pregnant. Some research found that 68% of...

Body Changes During Pregnancy

Body Changes During Pregnancy

The process of growing a baby is hard on your body so you should expect to be affected by variations in your hormone levels as well as the baby’s physical growth. Some women notice changes in their bodies gradually throughout the pregnancy while others experience them at the beginning or end of their pregnancy. Despite the discomforts associated with pregnancy, it is not uncommon for women to...

Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

The literal meaning of the word ectopic is ‘out of place’. A pregnancy is referred to as ectopic pregnancy when instead of implanting into the uterus, the egg implants at another site. The most common site of ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tube, so these pregnancies are referred to as ‘tubal pregnancies’. However, not all eggs implant into the fallopian tubes; other sites commonly...

Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, one thing is certain: Your body is going through a lot of changes, some of which you won’t understand. From morning sickness to strange aches and pains to constipation, being pregnant is quite the adventure! Speaking of constipation, it’s an unfortunate fact that constipation during pregnancy is very common. Several reasons can cause this problem but rest assured...