Swelling, Swelling Everywhere

\While most swelling is associated with increased fluid retention and dietary choices, some changes in swelling can be a marker for health issues associated with pregnancy. ... read more »

Feet, Increased Size

Tummy, breasts and feet all grow during pregnancy. While the first two are expected, women are often surprised when their favorite shoes no longer fits. ... read more »

Swollen Legs, Ankles and Feet During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Swollen legs, ankles, and feet during pregnancy and the postpartum/postbirth period can be normal or a sign of more serious problems such as a blood clot in your leg. ... read more »

Nasal Congestion and Nosebleeds During Pregnancy

Blood volume increases during pregnancy, and this increase in can cause swelling of nasal tissues, congestion and pain. ... read more »

Constipation and Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Those same pregnancy hormones that make the muscles and ligaments more lax during the birthing process, will also play games with the intestinal organs. ... read more »

Body Aches and Pains

There will be plenty of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, but the legs and back are often the body parts hit the hardest. Increased fluid retention during pregnancy can lead to swelling. ... read more »

Swelling During Pregnancy

Swelling of the face, hands, legs and feet are all common symptoms of pregnancy, but can cause also serious discomfort and even pain. ... read more »

Other Painful Body Changes

Physical changes during pregnancy are commonly associated with hormonal changes. The body typically returns to normal a few months after baby is born. ... read more »

Nausea and Vomiting as Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Morning sickness is one of the most common symptoms of early pregnancy. And though the name suggests symptoms only occur in the morning, they can really happen at any time of day. ... read more »

Heartburn and Indigestion

Acid escaping from the stomach into the esophagus is often to blame for heartburn and indigestion during pregnancy. ... read more »

Where Did These Breasts Come From?

Some women are thrilled to have 40 weeks of expanding breasts, while others are happier with the breasts they had before becoming pregnant. Why and how do breasts grow during pregnancy? ... read more »

Swollen Ankles: How to Ease the Pain During Pregnancy

You may not be able to see them by the end of the pregnancy, but your ankles are down there and are holding the pressure of your pregnancy. ... read more »

How to Enjoy Your Pregnancy During the Holidays

The holiday rush can be difficult when you are pregnant. With all the holiday shopping, parties and cooking, treating your body right can take a back seat to holiday activities. Here are helpful tips to remember if you’re pregnant during the holidays: ... read more »

How to Deal with Bed Rest During Pregnancy

The priority while on best rest is the word rest. No one wants to have all their freedoms taken away during pregnancy, but if the bed rest is best for baby, it is what is best for mom, too. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Exercise During Pregnancy?

The key to maintaining your exercise routine during your pregnancy is to understand the limits of the pregnant body and the safety concerns that come along with carrying a child. ... read more »

Painful Body Changes In Pregnancy And How to Cope

It is normal for a pregnant woman to undergo many body changes, aches and pains during pregnancy. Most are associated with hormones, and the pain will stop when hormone levels return to normal. ... read more »

Swelling During Pregnancy

Swelling during pregnancy is not all bad. The female body understands the need for cushion as the fetus grows during pregnancy. This cushion manifests as increased fluid in the body. ... read more »

Hop in the Pool to Reduce Swelling

Especially in the later stages of your pregnancy, you might notice swelling in many of your ligaments and joints. This swelling can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and even painful in some cases. ... read more »

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

The first line of defense against varicose veins during pregnancy is to understand why these veins appear in the first place. While the weight on the legs certainly is a secondary reason, it is the weight of the uterus that plays a primary role in creating varicose veins. ... read more »

How To Care For Your Baby's Circumcised Penis

Information on how to care for your baby's circumcised penis. ... read more »