Hormonal Changes In Pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy will cause the woman to urinate more frequently. This settles down after about three months, but later in pregnancy the size of the uterus puts pressure on the bladder, and frequent urination occurs once again. Some women develop dark patches on the forehead and cheeks called…

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Heartburn During Pregnancy

Indigestion or heartburn during pregnancy affects about half of all pregnant women because during pregnancy the muscle that closes off the upper part of the stomach from the oesophagus (gullet) loosens and allows digestive juices from the stomach to flow back up the oesophagus and irritate it. In late pregnancy…

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Herpes Gestationis

Herpes gestationis (pemphigoid gestationis) is a rare, generalised blistering rash that occurs in pregnancy between the fourth and seventh months, and sometimes after delivery. It occurs in less than one in ten thousand pregnancies, and is an autoimmune reaction that may be aggravated by oestrogen. It is not an infection,…

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Hegar Sign

Hegar sign is an old fashioned physical test for pregnancy. If a doctor examines the uterus through the vagina with one hand, while the other feels the uterus by pressure on the belly, an empty softened area can be felt between the firmer cervix and the globular uterus in a…

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