Pregnancy Symptoms

How pregnancy affects your sleep
How pregnancy affects your sleep October 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you’re pregnant you’ve almost certainly heard that a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise are the pillars of a healthy pregnancy. But have you considered the importance of proper sleep? If not, it’s time to start thinking ... Read More »

Buying maternity bras
Buying maternity bras September 16, 2013 (3 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

So you’ve made the decision to wear a maternity bra and now it’s time to go shopping. Where to buy a maternity bra? Maternity bras are available at most department stores and lingerie shops, which usually also provide a free ... Read More »

Maternity bras for relieving the breast symptoms of pregnancy and breastfeeding
Maternity bras for relieving the breast symptoms of pregnancy and breastfeeding September 15, 2013 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The breast symptoms of pregnancy and preparing for breastfeeding affect all women differently. You may experience some of the symptoms and changes discussed below and not others, or you may experience them all. Any combination of breast symptoms in pregnancy ... Read More »

Hyperpigmentation in pregnancy: Darkening of freckles, scars, nipples, genitals, thighs and arm pits
Hyperpigmentation in pregnancy: Darkening of freckles, scars, nipples, genitals, thighs and arm pits November 3, 2012 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What is hyperpigmentation? During pregnancy up to 90% of women experience some degree of darkening to areas of the skin. This darkening of the skin is referred to as hyperpigmentation. This may occur in specific areas of the body such ... Read More »

Mask of Pregnancy – Melasma
Mask of Pregnancy – Melasma October 18, 2012 (4 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5)

What is the ‘mask of pregnancy’ and what does it look like? The ‘mask of pregnancy’, also known as Melasma or Chloasma (medical names) is a skin condition that occurs in 45-75% of pregnancies. The name originates from the Greek ... Read More »

Linea Nigra
Linea Nigra October 3, 2012 (10 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What is the linea nigra? Linea nigra is a condition in which pregnant women experience a darkening (hyperpigmentation) in the midline of the abdomen. It is typically a thin line of darker coloured skin that extends from the belly button ... Read More »

Heartburn in pregnancy
Heartburn in pregnancy April 29, 2012 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy might be a beautiful miracle but it can also be an uncomfortable one, especially when you are experiencing the worst heartburn of your life. And though we may not be able to help you with arguments over baby names ... Read More »

Signs of labour
Signs of labour November 30, 2011 (6 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

You’ve been pregnant for 37 weeks now. You’re probably thinking that the bump on your belly can’t possibly get any bigger and feeling just a little bit concerned about when you’ll go into labour… And how you’ll know when it’s starting… ... Read More »

Breast and maternity bra care during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Breast and maternity bra care during pregnancy and breastfeeding November 30, 2011 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Both your breasts and your maternity bras will play important roles in breastfeeding your baby after childbirth, so it’s important to make sure you care for both during your pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast care Breast cleaning During pregnancy, cleaning the ... Read More »

When to wear a maternity bra
When to wear a maternity bra November 29, 2011 (3 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

When to start There is no ‘right time’ to start wearing a maternity bra during pregnancy – when you choose to make the change is completely up to you. Breasts increase in size during pregnancy and many women will find ... Read More »







 
 
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