Almost all pregnant women have some of these normal
symptoms. However, if they are excessively painful or
frequent, bring them to our attention.
- Nausea and occasional vomiting during the first half of pregnancy.
- Frequent urination, which is usually worse during early and late pregnancy. This is normal unless accompanied by burning sensation during urination.
- Breast enlargement and tenderness.
- Low backache. (See the section on backache prevention and relief).
- Round ligament pain (pain in the lower abdomen which radiates into the groin area). This may be relieved by lying on your side and pulling your knees up to your chest.
- Constipation. This may be treated by drinking plenty of fluids, exercise, eating fruit, and eating bran cereal. On occasion, it may be necessary to add a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil® or Milk of
Magnesia. Harsh laxatives should never be used during pregnancy.
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