What are common problems that may occur during week 15 of pregnancy?

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In week 15 of pregnancy, the most common problem may be gas! You're likely to have gas due to higher progesterone that relaxes of the gastrointestinal tract muscles. Bloating is another problem. Many women also have difficulty sleeping through the night due to leg cramps, having to urinate frequently, and feelings of excitement about their pregnancy. About 78 percent of pregnant women have symptoms of insomnia. Urinary tract and bladder infections are common and need to be treated immediately. Although early symptoms may not be obvious, waiting to use the bathroom when you have to urinate can lead to a UTI. If you have a urinary tract infection, abdominal cramping, blood in your stools, persistent nausea and vomiting, fever/chills, or difficulty with bowel movements -- constipation or diarrhea -- talk to your doctor right away.

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Week 15 Of Pregnancy

Week 15 Of Pregnancy

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