Pregnancy can be accompanied by a number unpleasant, painful or/and disturbing physiological changes and side effects. Most of them, however, are completely normal and harmless. They sometimes persist the entire pregnancy but they cannot affect the course of your pregnancy or harm your baby in any way. Unfortunately, not all bodily changes are harmless. They sometimes indicate a serious problem with the baby or pregnancy which is why it is highly important to know what to watch for during those nine months.
In our You Could Experience section, we will go through the most common pregnancy symptoms that may feel or sound scary. Examples include edema (swelling) and chloasma (mask of pregnancy) which can also cause a great deal of discomfort but are not a cause of concern. To help you relieve the discomfort, we have also included practical tips on how to deal with these disturbing but harmless pregnancy symptoms as well as how to distinguish between normal physiological changes and signs of a potential problem with your baby or pregnancy.
As mentioned earlier, some symptoms can be a sign of a potentially serious pregnancy complication. If you receive prenatal care early, there is generally no need to worry about pregnancy complication remaining unnoticed. But we think that it is very important to know what to watch for in order to be able to seek medical help on time. Our You Could Experience section therefore also includes potential complications such as ectopic (extrauterine) and molar pregnancy neither of which can proceed normally. Besides covering symptoms that may indicate either of the two pregnancy abnormalities, we will also help you recognize signs of other potentially dangerous complications including preeclampsia.