Pregnancy is a special period in every woman’s life. During pregnancy, your body experiences many changes which can cause some unpleasant symptoms. Although every pregnancy is completely different, there are always some common conditions which the majority of pregnant women experience. Most of these conditions are not serious but they cause discomfort for the pregnant woman. Here we’ve compiled a list of the most common pregnancy problems that you may have to experience during pregnancy.
1. Bleeding In the Gums: When you are pregnant, you may experience some swelling and pain in your gums. You may notice blood from your gums while you brush, which often happens when there are hormonal changes as a result of being pregnant.
2. Morning Sickness: Morning sickness is very common in early pregnancy. The symptoms of morning sickness include feeling and being sick, tiredness and producing lots of salivae. Tastes and smells can seem stronger and usual favorite foods can be disliked intensely. Despite its name, morning sickness can occur at any time of the day.
3. Constipation: Constipation is common during pregnancy as well as post-birth when your body is using much more water for breastfeeding. The many hormonal changes in your body can often leave you feeling constipated, or cause pain when passing stools. Constipation can cause a great deal of abdominal discomfort, cramping, and flatulence. It may also cause pain when passing stools.
4. Leg Cramps: Cramps during pregnancy are usually experienced in the thighs, calves or feet and they usually come as a sharp pain followed by an aching pain. Cramps are most common in the third trimester and are mostly experienced at night, causing you to wake. It is believed that cramps may be due to low levels of calcium or magnesium, as your baby needs high levels of these nutrients, especially from around week 20 of pregnancy.
5. Urinary Incontinence: Urinary incontinence is any leakage of urine which may happen when you cough, sneeze or sometimes even laugh out loud. It is a very embarrassing problem that can happen during pregnancy and for some time after your pregnancy.
6. Itching: Itching in pregnancy is very common. When you are pregnant, your body will pump a higher amount of blood to your skin which will cause you to feel the skin star ts itching. It may be all over the body or it may be localized to one area. Once you reach towards your third trimester, or your bump starts to grow considerably, it will stretch the skin around your abdomen and lead to more itching.