PREGNANCY HEALTH & SYMPTOMS

Early symptom: morning sickness

Early symptom: morning sickness

Morning sickness or 'all day and all night sickness', involves feeling nauseated and possibly vomiting. It is one of the ... Read More
Early symptom: missed period

Early symptom: missed period

The most obvious sign that lets a woman know (or suspect) she is pregnant is missing her menstrual period ... Read More
Early symptom: tiredness

Early symptom: tiredness

Some newly pregnant women become extremely fatigued during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy ... Read More
Early symptom: headaches

Early symptom: headaches

Gruelling headaches tend to happen in the early days of pregnancy thanks to the abundance of hormonal changes in the ... Read More
How to sleep well through pregnancy

How to sleep well through pregnancy

It’s hard work growing a baby and when you’re pregnant your under-stress body needs to get a decent nights sleep ... Read More
Early symptom: dizziness

Early symptom: dizziness

Dizziness can be common in early pregnancy, though fainting - also known as syncope - tends to be rare ... Read More
Common pregnancy niggles and their treatments

Common pregnancy niggles and their treatments

Here are seven of the most common, often unpleasant, ailments during pregnancy and tips on how you can treat them ... Read More
Early symptom: frequent urination

Early symptom: frequent urination

Many women will complain of needing to pass more urine during early pregnancy ... Read More
Bleeding after birth

Bleeding after birth

The amount of bleeding after delivery can be quite frightening, but it’s completely normal and – if you think about ... Read More
3 risks of alcohol while pregnant

3 risks of alcohol while pregnant

Most pregnant women will receive confusing and conflicted advice about drinking alcohol during pregnancy. So what are pregnant women risking ... Read More
Early symptom: blood flow

Early symptom: blood flow

Pregnancy requires dramatic changes in blood flow, the most obvious being that which occurs in the uterus and the development ... Read More
Early symptom: constipation

Early symptom: constipation

Stomach bloating or inability to go to the toilet is a common first trimester pregnancy symptom, which tends to reappear ... Read More
Early symptom: cramp, backache and bloating

Early symptom: cramp, backache and bloating

Many women experience bloating, mild cramping and slight backache as a pre-menstrual physical symptom, and the same thing happens in ... Read More
exercising while pregnant

Benefits of pregnancy exercise

You can minimise the bad effects of some pregnancy symptoms by maintaining a regular exercise routine, and there are many ... Read More
Preventing stretch marks

Preventing stretch marks

Nearly 9 out of 10 pregnant women develop stretch marks on their breasts, tummy, hips buttocks and/or arms. Stretch marks ... Read More
Varicose veins in pregnancy

Varicose veins in pregnancy

Varicose veins occur to some degree in most pregnant women. Varicose veins are blood vessels that are engorged with blood ... Read More
Haemorrhoids during pregnancy

Haemorrhoids during pregnancy

Pregnant women most often develop haemorrhoids during the second and third trimester. Hormone changes and the growing foetus are contributing ... Read More
Early symptom: increased saliva

Early symptom: increased saliva

Many women notice they produce more saliva. Some women find excessive salivation during pregnancy makes morning sickness and nausea more ... Read More
Lifestyle changes during pregnancy

Lifestyle changes during pregnancy

When a woman finds out she is pregnant, it is not unusual for her to develop a renewed motivation to ... Read More
Vitamins and minerals during pregnancy

Vitamins and minerals during pregnancy

We generally obtain adequate amounts of our required vitamins and minerals through a well balanced diet. However, there are some ... Read More
Strategies to stop smoking and drinking

Strategies to stop smoking and drinking

Stopping smoking and drinking is something that is hard to do but will largely benefit you and your child. Learn ... Read More
pregnancy skin care

The truth about pregnancy skin

The truth about how your skin can react to pregnancy, including causes and treatments ... Read More
Pregnancy and anxiety

Pregnancy and anxiety

Regardless of whether you are a mum-to-be with a diagnosed Anxiety Disorder, or simply someone who’s experiencing “normal” levels of ... Read More
Foetal alcohol syndrome

Foetal alcohol syndrome

Foetal alcohol syndrome is the direct result of prenatal alcohol exposure. The more a pregnant woman drinks, the greater the ... Read More
Medications while pregnant or breastfeeding

Medications while pregnant or breastfeeding

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not suffer pain unnecessarily as there are safe pain medications while pregnant or breastfeeding ... Read More
morning sickness medications

Morning sickness medications

While morning sickness can make you feel like death, it is generally only in rare and serious enduring cases of ... Read More
Effects of morning sickness

Effects of morning sickness

Despite how poorly you may be feeling it is extremely unusual for morning sickness to have any negative effect on ... Read More
morning sickness

Morning sickness

Morning sickness is a condition that plagues up to 85% of all pregnant women. Mainly a feature of early pregnancy, ... Read More
common pregnancy complaints

Common pregnancy complaints

Pregnancy is a wonderful time but it can also bring a range of complaints ranging from making you uncomfortable to ... Read More
pregnancy supplements

Pregnancy supplements

While the best way to ensure a healthy and balanced pregnancy diet is to eat from all the five food ... Read More
pregnancy dental care

Pregnancy dental care

With all the changes that the hormonal balance shifts of your pregnancy are having on your body, your teeth and ... Read More
pregnancy stress free

Dealing with stress during pregnancy

Releasing tension can be achieved in many ways. Learning some coping strategies to better deal with your stress might make ... Read More
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Alcohol during pregnancy

As with many drugs, alcohol crosses the placenta. It is best to avoid it completely to ensure the best possible ... Read More
anxiety during pregnancy

Pregnancy anxiety

Crazy emotions are all a natural part of pregnancy. If you're feeling overwhelmed, read through some of our helpful tips ... Read More
pregnancy mood swings

Pregnancy mood swings

Mood swings during pregnancy are normal. Sometimes simply understanding that (and ensuring that the people closest to you also understand) ... Read More
pregnancy exercise

Exercise during pregnancy

Being fit and healthy can help prepare your body for labour and the physical and emotional demands that caring for ... Read More
Do you have restless legs syndrome?

Do you have restless legs syndrome?

One in five pregnant women suffer from restless legs syndrome. Here's how to put RLS to bed so you can ... Read More
Reasons for an epidural

What to expect at your remaining pregnancy visits

After around 28 weeks of the pregnancy, your pregnancy visits will be scheduled a little more frequently ... Read More
Sex during middle pregnancy

Sex during middle pregnancy

During the middle phase of pregnancy (from about 12-14 weeks until about 28 to 30 weeks), many women find they ... Read More
Early pregnancy symptoms

Early pregnancy symptoms

Early pregnancy is marked by pregnancy symptoms typical of the first trimester. Discover pregnancy signs that may tell you that ... Read More
Reasons for an epidural

What to expect at your first pregnancy visit

The first pregnancy visit is generally timed to happen around 10 to 14 weeks of the pregnancy. Find more on ... Read More
Pregnancy pampering: What's safe and what's not

Pregnancy pampering

Being pampered during pregnancy is nice, but not every beauty treatment is safe. Find out about bikini waxing, dying hair ... Read More
Pelvic floor exercises

Pelvic floor exercises

Your pelvic floor area is a group of muscles that need to be exercised during pregnancy to keep them strong ... Read More
Is there a cure for stretch marks?

Is there a cure for stretch marks?

Stretch marks occur to 70% of women, most commonly during pregnancy. Find out how to prevent stretch marks and what ... Read More
Haemorrhoids and anal fissures

Haemorrhoids and anal fissures

Haemorhhoids, piles and anal fissures are common complaints during pregnancy. FInd out how to avoid this painful bowel condition and ... Read More
Staying healthy with morning sickness

Staying healthy with morning sickness

Morning sickness effects many women in early pregnancy. Find out how you can stay healthy while coping with morning sickness ... Read More
7 morning sickness remedies that really work

Morning sickness remedies- that work

Morning sickness during pregnancy is experienced by about 80% of pregnant women. Find more on Kidpsot New Zealand ... Read More
This is how Hyperemesis Gravidarum really feels

Morning sickness remedies

Understand how you can relieve your morning sickness with morning sickness remedies that will help your morning sickness symptoms ... Read More
Pregnancy and sex

Pregnancy and sex

Pregnant women are safe to enjoy sex. Find out how to look after your relationship during pregnancy. Kidspot New Zealand ... Read More
6 simple ways to ease pregnancy back pain

Ways to ease back pain

Back pain in pregnancy is common. Understand the causes of back pain and lower back pain during pregnancy and tips ... Read More
Pregnancy hormones

Pregnancy hormones

Understand pregnancy hormones and the effects on your body during the second trimester. Find out how to cope with backache, ... Read More
Sex during middle pregnancy

Sex during early pregnancy

It is now well recognised and accepted that making love throughout pregnancy is perfectly safe, in the absence of pregnancy ... Read More
Weight gain during pregnancy

Weight gain during pregnancy

Being pregnant inevitably means you will gain weight. However, how much weight you gain varies from woman to woman. Find ... Read More
Quickening

Quickening

Quickening is the early signs of your baby's movements during pregnancy. Learn more about your baby's kicks and quickening during ... Read More
This is how Hyperemesis Gravidarum really feels

How hyperemesis gravidarum feels

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form of morning sickness that can have serious implications for mother and child ... Read More