Pregnancy Symptoms

HG: The HD version of morning sickness

4 December 2012 | 9:57 am
hyperemesis gravidarum

The recent hospitalization of the Duchess of Cambridge for a severe case of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) has put this pregnancy condition into the limelight, but it’s been around for quite a long time. Approximately 3% of pregnant women suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum and 10-20% of this 3% will endure it for the duration of their […]

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Coping with your enhanced sense of smell

27 November 2012 | 12:19 pm
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Your enhanced sense of smell during the first trimester of your pregnancy is probably driving you crazy, right? Well, not to worry because we’ve got a list of ideas to help you make it a little bit more bearable and to hopefully reduce the chances of it triggering your gag reflex and morning sickness. Cook […]

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Enhanced sense of smell

27 November 2012 | 11:56 am
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Is the smell of your partner’s deodorant suddenly the most vile thing you can think of? Well then it’s time to say hello to another frustrating and very normal pregnancy symptom, your enhanced sense of smell. Your enhanced sense of smell doesn’t help when it comes to morning sickness, because more often than not those […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

21 November 2012 | 11:43 am
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common pregnancy symptom that results from the excess fluid you retain in your body when you are pregnant. Basically, what causes swollen ankles during your pregnancy can also cause CTS. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the tingling and numbness you may be feeling in your hands, wrists and fingers. This […]

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Coping with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

21 November 2012 | 11:42 am
carpal tunel syndrom relief

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common pregnancy symptom that results from the excess fluid you retain in your body when you are pregnant. Basically, what causes swollen ankles during your pregnancy can also cause CTS. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to ease your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptomsso that CTS doesn’t […]

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Pain-free range of movement

19 November 2012 | 3:06 pm

Knowing your pain-free range of movement is important if you want to experience a natural childbirth without aggravating your SPD. How do I calculate my pain-free range of movement? Lie on your back and open your legs slowly until you feel pain. Once you feel pain, close them back slowly until you don’t feel pain […]

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SPD and labour

19 November 2012 | 2:57 pm
SPD pregnancy symptoms

  SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) or PPGP (Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain) is severe pelvic pain which results from excess levels of relaxin softening your pelvic ligaments in preparation for labour and childbirth. Suffering from SPD can make childbirth a little more challenging, but the majority of mothers with SPD are still able to experience normal, […]

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Coping with SPD

19 November 2012 | 2:35 pm
Pregnancy symptoms

SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) or PPGP (Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain) is severe pelvic pain which results from excess levels of relaxin softening your pelvic ligaments in preparation for labour and childbirth. Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do at home in addition to your professional treatment sessions to ease the pain caused […]

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SPD Treatment

19 November 2012 | 1:43 pm

  SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) or PPGP (Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain) is severe pelvic pain which results from excess levels of relaxin softening your pelvic ligaments in preparation for labour and childbirth. Treatment methods for SPD include: Physiotheraphy Exercise (as recommended by your physiotherapist) Acupuncture (by a qualified professional) Osteopathy and chiropractic treatment (by a […]

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