Pregnancy Symptoms

Written by Beverley Brooke


There are many early signs that you may be pregnant. The obvious one is a late period but this can be caused by a number of things, an excessive weight gain or loss, a change in birth control methods, or just an imbalance of hormones.

Nausea and vomiting, commonly known as morning sickness, will last forrepparttar first 2-8 weeks of gestation. Though its common name is a little misleading, as it can occur throughoutrepparttar 143668 day, not just inrepparttar 143669 morning. There isnít actually any known reason as to why women go through this nausea and little is known on preventing it. Women differ in how they deal with it. Some women find that a cup of tea and a ginger biscuit inrepparttar 143670 morning help, others find acupressure and massage can help. Itís all about finding what works for you best.

Fatigue is another common symptom inrepparttar 143671 earlier weeks. This is due torepparttar 143672 fact that your body is going through some major hormonal changes. And also due torepparttar 143673 increased amount of progesterone going round your body, your temperature will increase leading you to feel sluggish.

Sensitivity to tastes and smells can also occur. Foods that you once enjoyed can now leave you feeling nauseous.

Pregnancy Sex - It's A Wonderful Thing!

Written by Beverley Brooke


Mums to be can often get worried about having sex while pregnant; well there is no medical evidence that having sexual intercourse whilst pregnant does any damage at all.

There are a few cases where your GP may advise you about not having intercourse:

- If you are Prone to miscarriages your GP may advise avoiding intercourse forrepparttar first three months or atrepparttar 143667 times when you would have been having your period when your hormones would be at their lowest.

- You may be advised to avoid intercourse inrepparttar 143668 later stages of pregnancy if you have a history of premature labour

- Your GP may advise you to avoid intercourse if you have a low lying placenta

There is no need to worry about your baby being harmed byrepparttar 143669 penetration ofrepparttar 143670 penis as it is well protected. This protection comes fromrepparttar 143671 Muscular wall ofrepparttar 143672 uterus, fromrepparttar 143673 mucus plug that sealsrepparttar 143674 neck ofrepparttar 143675 uterus, and fromrepparttar 143676 bag of waters.

Sexual intercourse will not start labour ifrepparttar 143677 body is not ready. However, if your baby is overdue, arousal ofrepparttar 143678 nipple and intercourse could help in starting labour. The prostaglandins in semen softenrepparttar 143679 cervix, and hormones released by nipple stimulation encouragerepparttar 143680 uterus to contract. Sexual desires during pregnancy differ from person to person. Some women may just feel too ill or tired for sex, or a man may worry about harmingrepparttar 143681 unborn child. Some women may just not feel sexually attractive whilst pregnant. In these cases it is best to talk as a couple to reassure each other ofrepparttar 143682 others feelings.

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