Edema during Pregnancy – Why It Happens and What You Can Do to Relieve It? Your abdomen may not be the only thing that is swelling while you are pregnant. In fact, you will start to notice mild swelling on your feet or ankles. However, the amount of swelling can vary. Edema or swelling affects pregnant women who are about 22 weeks to 27 weeks pregnant and this symptom can stick around until the delivery of your baby. This symptom typically affects the lower extremities. However, edema can occasionally appear as swelling of the face or the hands. What Causes Edema during Pregnancy? There are several reasons why edema occurs during pregnancy. For instance, the main reason why pregnant [...]

2018-01-10T11:13:41+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , |


Fatigue During Pregnancy – Is What I’m Feeling Normal? Feeling exhausted or tired is a common symptom occurring early in a pregnancy or several weeks before birth. However, fatigue is not always related to the hormonal changes during pregnancy. Thus, it is important to be mindful about this feeling and report anything unusual to your health care provider. Some pregnant women actually become extremely tired or fatigued during the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy. Fatigue during pregnancy can exhibit as a never ending as well as unrelenting feeling that you cannot find the energy to do all the things that you want to do. You may sleep for 12 hours but you still feel tired and lethargic when [...]

2018-01-10T11:02:01+00:00December 10th, 2017|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , |