What minor problems can happen during pregnancy?

Content supplied by NHS Choices

Changes to your body during pregnancy can bring minor problems that cause you irritation or discomfort. There is rarely anything to worry about.

However, if you think that something may be seriously wrong, trust your own judgement and get in touch with your doctor or midwife straightaway.

Below are some examples of common problems during pregnancy:

  • backache
  • constipation
  • cramp
  • feeling faint
  • feeling hot
  • headaches
  • incontinence (urine leaking)
  • indigestion and heartburn
  • itching
  • leaking nipples
  • morning sickness and nausea
  • nose bleeds
  • passing water (urine) often
  • pelvic joint pain
  • skin and hair changes
  • difficulty sleeping
  • stretch marks
  • swollen ankles, feet and fingers
  • teeth and gum problems
  • tiredness
  • vaginal discharge
  • varicose veins

Source:

NHS Choices

Published Date 2010-07-23

Last Review Date 2009-11-23

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