10 Common Problems in Pregnancy

EL Hong Kong|June - August 2020

10 Common Problems in Pregnancy
Living Well
Bupa Global

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life, but it’s also important to know the problems that can arise. Here, the team from Bupa shares 10 of the most common. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it’ll help you know what’s “normal”, and how to relieve symptoms.

#1 Nausea

Thankfully, the dreaded “morning sickness” usually improves as pregnancy advances. There are thing that can help, too: make sure you get enough rest; eat and drink little and often; avoid overly sweet or sour drinks; and eat foods high in carbohydrates and low in fat (toast, plain biscuits). If you’re worried, speak to your midwife or GP.

#2 Leg cramps

Leg cramps are common in the second and third trimesters, and they can hinder a good night’s sleep. While the causes aren’t clear, it can help to stay physically active and hydrated. Some research suggests taking a magnesium or calcium supplement, or you could try stretching your calf muscles before bed, too.

#3 Backache

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