What are the most common discomforts of pregnancy?
Every trimester has its signature discomforts. Learn what they are by watching this video featuring nurse midwife Paula Greer.
We all know that we have to keep that baby in, not rush that baby out so we can have a healthy mom and baby during our delivery process.
Pregnancy discomforts take up a large part of every provider's prenatal care visit. During the first visit and subsequent first trimester
visits, we hear a lot about pregnancy headache, nausea, vomiting, inability to deal with smells, sleeping
sickness, I'm tired, I can't get up, I want to sleep all the time, and those 10 million trips to the bathroom to pee.
As our women enter the second trimester, we get hit up with a whole different bunch of discomforts. The sickness is usually resolved,
sleeping sickness is usually better, nausea and vomiting has gone away. But now comes the constipation from the iron.
Sometimes, indigestion and really crazy dreams and nightmares. It's not unusual for you to relive
your fear of what's going to happen during your birth process in your dreams. As you move on to the third trimester,
we all hear constantly I want to have this baby now, even though you may only be 36 weeks pregnant and another
four weeks to go. We call this T.O.P disease-- tired of pregnancy. You're up again to the bathroom all night long,
complaining of pelvic pressure, complaining of back ache, leg cramps, heartburn, indigestion
and swelling of your feet. You just are tired. You want it over with. But we all know that we have to keep that baby in,
not rush that baby out so we can have a healthy mom and baby during our delivery process.
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