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Anaemia during Pregnancy

Anaemia during Pregnancy

About 20 per cent of pregnant women suffer from anaemia that occurs when levels of haemoglobin, the pigment in the blood which transports oxygen around the body, fall below normal.

Colds & Flu during Pregnancy

Colds & Flu during Pregnancy

Although your immune system is generally strong during pregnancy, the changes in hormones can cause your mucus membranes to swell making it more difficult to get rid of coughs and colds.

Cystitis during Pregnancy

Cystitis during Pregnancy

Cystitis is common during pregnancy as the pressure and engorgement of blood vessels in the pelvic area exposes a vulnerability to urinary tract infection.

Diarrhoea during Pregnancy

Diarrhoea during Pregnancy

More often than not pregnancy increases the incidence of constipation. However it may seem that hormones have thrown your digestive system into chaos and you may experience diarrhoea.

Fainting and Dizziness during Pregnancy

Fainting and Dizziness during Pregnancy

Fainting often occurs during pregnancy as the blood pools in the lower body leaving the brain temporarily deprived of oxygen. Hormonal changes may also cause feelings of flushing and dizziness.

Fatigue during Pregnancy

Fatigue during Pregnancy

Tiredness is a symptom common during the first and last trimester. In the early stages of pregnancy, the hormonal fluctuations and increased blood flow can be exhausting as your body adjusts to the changes.

Flatulence during Pregnancy

Flatulence during Pregnancy

Intestinal wind is often a sign of sluggish digestion or a reaction to certain foods. Many people find onions, potatoes, dried beans, cabbage, cauliflower and capsicum cause intestinal gas, although this can be individual.

Genital Herpes during Pregnancy

Genital Herpes during Pregnancy

Once infected, genital herpes can never be eradicated. If there is an active infection of genital herpes in the vagina or vulva at the time of birth, a Caesarean section will be advised.

Headaches during Pregnancy

Headaches during Pregnancy

Headaches are often a sign of an imbalance in the body. The cause could be digestive, hormonal, stress-related or due to fatigue, muscle tension, toxicity or dehydration.

Heartburn during Pregnancy

Heartburn during Pregnancy

Hormones released during pregnancy soften the sphincter between the oesophagus and stomach allowing digestive acids and sometimes regurgitated food back up into the oesophagus.


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