Every pregnant woman experiences some kind of discomfort during her pregnancy. Get an overview of the most common complaints during pregnancy and gain some helpful tips to help ease those discomforts.  Get the facts about why these discomforts occur during pregnancy and find out what you can do to help make yourself more comfortable during these nine months.

Top Pregnancy Discomforts

Some women are lucky and only have a few pregnancy discomforts to deal with, like breast tenderness, leg swelling, backaches, headaches, piles, bladder problems and indigestion and heartburn.  Find out why a woman's breasts become so tender during pregnancy and why during the last few months of pregnancy a woman's feet and legs can swell so much that they will need to go up one or two sizes in shoes--if they can even fit shoes on at all!  Also get tips to deal with that uncomfortable and often painful pregnancy discomfort known as heartburn and find out if there are foods you can avoid to help minimize this occurence.  Also find out how to make your back feel better as the bulge of your stomach starts to pull it forward and weigh it down.

Other women aren’t so lucky and have to deal with constipation, frequent nose bleeds, and morning sickness that can even last all day! Not to mention sleepless nights of tossing and turning. Once you do get to sleep, though, you (and your partner) might have to deal with some pregnancy-induced snoring as well as vivid dreams! And if that isn’t enough, others have to deal with painful leg cramps, and a heavy vaginal discharge. Unfortunately, the list of common discomforts women deal with when they are pregnant doesn’t end here!

There are also detailed descriptions of other uncomfortable pregnancy ailments including information on a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, Braxton Hicks contractions, bleeding gums, rhinitis, stretch marks, piles or hemorrhoids and itchy, scratchy skin. Speaking of skin, have you noticed darkening skin or that dark line under you belly button?  Find out why this darkening occurs and if it will go away after you give birth to your baby.

Illnesses In Pregnancy

If you’ve developed chicken pox or group B strep

, you will want to read up on it. Both of these conditions can pose a serious threat to your baby’s health, so it is important you deal with them as soon as you can.  Find out how to prevent these illnesses during pregnancy and what to do if you become ill.  How can you protect your growing baby?

Sex during pregnancy is another common source of discomfort for many women, not only physically but mentally (is it safe for the baby?). Get the facts so you can decide what's right for you and learn more about whether sex is safe during pregnancy or if it should be avoided until after the baby is born.


Feeling uncomfortable? Get some tips on how to ease your discomfort from other women in the forum


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selena88 i have 4kids an with my last i had the itching really bad it was casued by a bad thrush infection an like you said goes away after bubs is born i found putting natural yought on a pad an using that really worked for me
12 years ago
im six weeks along and want to know if its normal that i still have cramps? I not so sure if anyone else has had this problem or i should go in ?
12 years ago
every time i get pregnant i get very bad vaginal itch and i dont kno wat it is nothing works. It seems like it goes away when i finally have my baby y is that? I also go through horrible pains when trying to lay on my side and move around its like when i move my bones in between my vagina and thigh pop and it hurts so bad. i have 3 kids and never had a comfortable pregnancy yet
13 years ago
i can't stand the pressure on my bladder. i am only 30 weeks pregnant and can't believe this is going to get work. i have to pee every half hour and if i don't make it the bathroom fast enough i get leakage. it's starting to get embarassing and messy. i have to change my underwear almost five times a day. i am trying to do my kegels but they dont' seem to be helping. what can i do about this?
13 years ago