Pregnancy Encyclopaedia – The 42 Week By Week Journey in a Woman’s Life

Pregnancy 42 weeks

So you’re going to have a baby! Of course, you will want to give your baby a healthy start. A healthy, safe and pleasant pregnancy and successful delivery is what a woman always looks forward to. However, this is possible only if you make some efforts. First and foremost, you should go for regular visits with healthcare provider. Prenatal care visits are very crucial for monitoring your health and development of your baby.

The journey of pregnancy comprises of 42 weeks. Your body and the development of baby experiences a new phase each week. Things keep changing for the entire duration of nine months. Hence, it is vital to gain knowledge about pregnancy and the major changes you and your baby go through nine months.

Understanding Pregnancy Week by Week

Month One

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Pregnancy – Understanding Week 1

For most women, week 1 goes by without realizing the pregnancy exists.  Monthly cycles vary for women. Hence, most women assume that a delay in monthly menstrual cycle is just a delay. There aren’t any instant symptoms for pregnancy during the first week that may make a women wonder about the delay. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 2
It is the second week of pregnancy that determines whether or not a pregnancy exists. Doctors can determine the expected due date of baby.  Certain symptoms like nausea, tender breasts, drowsiness, and dizziness kick in. This is also the time when mothers should start focussing on change of lifestyle and dietary habits. The second week is known to be a crucial turning point in the development and formation of baby. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 3

Week 3 is joyous for a mother to be. Although not apparent, it is understandable that you’re pregnant. The baby usually implants in your cushy uterine lining later on in this week. You may notice a certain type of (little bit) spotting this time around. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 4

Fourth week of pregnancy is the time to confirm things especially if you haven’t got any news. You have been carrying your baby for over four weeks. Since pregnancy is calculated from the date of your last period, you are already one month pregnant. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 5

Your baby will be less than 3 mm long. At this stage, a part of the brain and the central nervous system starts to develop. Your baby begins to undergo magical transformation. When you are 5 weeks pregnant, your body will experience strong symptoms. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 6

Now that you have entered sixth week of pregnancy, your body will experience many different things including cravings and tightness in your body. You need to invest in bigger bras to support your rapidly expanding bust. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 7

This is the week you will experience a number of physiological changes during pregnancy. Your baby is now about the size of a blueberry and the major growth is concentrated in the head. Read More

Month Two

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Pregnancy – Understanding Week 8

Your baby starts moving in the womb. Hence, you will experience morning sickness and need to make more frequent trips to bathroom. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 9

This is the time your baby builds muscle and you feel sleepier during the day. The size of the baby is of a green olive. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 10

The baby starts building bones and cartilage. Mothers need to increase fiber intake to cope with constipation. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 11

This is a crucial week as the little thing inside finally looks like human. It is two inches long and is growing hair follicles and fingernails. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 12

By this time, you must have grown double your original size. The baby weighs a full half-ounce and most of his systems are in place. Read More

Month Three

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Pregnancy – Understanding Week 13

The first trimester comes to a close and the baby is about the size of peach. You also experience a lot many different symptoms. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 14

The week starts with your baby sprouting some on his head and eyebrows. The problematic first trimester symptoms will finally bid adieu now. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 15

You may not feel this but your baby is actually kicking those little legs. The baby measures the size of an orange. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 16

The week starts with your baby’s eyesight and eyelashes developing rapidly. The baby weighs three to five ounces. The muscles are also gaining strength. Read More

Month Four

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Pregnancy – Understanding Week 17

The baby learns to suck and swallow (survival skills). The baby is about the size of your palm and its heart beats 140 to 150 times per minute. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 18

The baby will move around. You will feel that the baby will move anytime now. It now measures about 19 inches. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 19

The baby gets a protective coating over on its skin. You may experience painful leg cramps. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 20

Well, this is an exciting week as you will come to know whether the baby is boy or a girl. An ultrasound routine will help you find this out (illegal in India)! Read More

Month Five

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Pregnancy – Understanding Week 21

The baby is moving inside you and stretching your belly to leave unsightly stretch marks. Take care of these via using specialized creams and oils.! Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 22

The week is initiated by rapid development of senses of baby. The baby weighs 1 pound and measures 8 inches.! Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 23

The week starts with your baby getting plumper. The saggy skin of the baby starts filling out.! Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 24

The week makes your baby’s facial features full. Your belly button is popping out! The baby weighs eight and a half inches long.! Read More

Month Six

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Pregnancy – Understanding Week 25

The baby prepares to take his first breath this week. You need to be happy because the baby is growing at a fast rate and has already reached 9 inches long. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 26

You have a reason to get excited. The baby opens her eyes! On the other hand, you feel sleepy. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 27

The baby grows more and you experience swollen feet and ankles. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 28

The baby now blinks and dreams. You may experience some body pain while the baby is settles into the proper position for birth with his head facing downward. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 29

As the baby packs on pounds and you will be worried about varicose veins. The baby weighs three pounds and measures about 17 inches. Read More

Month Seven

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Pregnancy – Understanding Week 30

Your baby’s brain is getting smarter by the minute, but for Mom, the only thing that smarts right now may be heartburn pain. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 31

You may experience difficulty in breathing as the baby grows and adds on pounds. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 32

Your baby is practicing survival skills like sucking and breathing. And your uterus practices contractions. Your body prepares for delivery day by flexing its muscles. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 33

Your baby’s immune system has enhanced now and you may experience some sleepless nights. Read More

Month Eight

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Pregnancy – Understanding Week 34

You may experience some problem with your vision. The baby (is it is a boy) grows its testicles. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 35

The brain of the baby is growing rapidly. This puts a lot of pressure on your bladder. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 36

The bones of your baby is strong and but you may suffer from pain in yours. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 37

The doctor assesses labor signs and the baby prepares for birth via turning, and breathing in the womb. The baby inside you is now officially considered a full-term baby! Read More

Month Nine

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Pregnancy – Understanding Week 38

Your baby is producing surfactant, which will help him take those first breaths while you’re producing colostrum, the precursor to breast milk.  Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 39

The brain development of baby is rapid. You may even experience some definite signs of labor. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 40

This is almost the end of your pregnancy. Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 41

Yes, the baby can be overdue and you may not have experienced the labour signs till now! Read More

Pregnancy – Understanding Week 42

In case, the baby is overdue, it is already time for him or her to come out! Read More

 

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Comments

Smita Nath
Smita Nath

Low blood pressure during pregnancy is very common. Consulting a doctor will keep you from complications caused. You may also keep a blood pressure monitoring machine at home to be on safe side always.


Natasha Mehta
Natasha Mehta

The headaches can be due to low blood pressure. So keep tabs on BP in Pregnancy


Somi Chatterjee
Somi Chatterjee

The doctor will recommend you some medications to relieve diarrhea during pregnancy. The condition is very dangerous for the baby.


Veena Malik
Veena Malik

Diarrhea during pregnancy can be dangerous. You should speak to a doctor immediately.


Karishma Gill
Karishma Gill

Beware of stale watermelon juice. It may cause diarrhea during pregnancy.


Neelam
Neelam

Watermelon is a diuretic and helps you lose the extra water weight during pregnancy. It will also help with swollen hands and feet.


Sanjana Gautam
Sanjana Gautam

Watermelon in pregnancy is a good option. Try to extract the juice of watermelon after removing the seeds and have it. This is always a better option as compared to caffeinated cold drinks and aerated beverages.


Shreya
Shreya

Eating watermelon while pregnant is healthy.


Swati Ahuja
Swati Ahuja

Have cold milk and freshly prepared fruit juices instead. These are the best options for cold drink in pregnancy.


Julie
Julie

Cold drink during pregnancy should also be avoided. These contain very high amounts of caffeine and sugar. So stay away from these drinks as far as possible.


Avantika Mishra
Avantika Mishra

Caffeine is rapidly absorbed by the placenta which harms the baby. So you should avoid drinking green tea, black tea, earl grey tea, and oolong tea during pregnancy.


Monika Bhatt
Monika Bhatt

Try ginger tea during pregnancy will help you get rid of nausea and morning sickness.


Parineeti
Parineeti

A cup or two of tea during pregnancy will not harm. But don’t depend on it.


Sheela
Sheela

Drinking herbal teas during pregnancy is a better choice when compared to caffeinated beverages


Lata Parashar
Lata Parashar

Tea in pregnancy is a better option than coffee.


Jwala Mehra
Jwala Mehra

A cup or two of coffee will not do any harm to you or your baby.


Soha Ali
Soha Ali

Do not rely on caffeine to relieve headaches during pregnancy. It is not good for your baby.


Poonam Pandey
Poonam Pandey

Caffeine should be strictly avoided during pregnancy. It is very harmful for both mother and baby.


Reena Shah
Reena Shah

Caffeine can relieve headaches in pregnancy. How much is recommended.


Tanya Sachdeva
Tanya Sachdeva

Vaccinations during pregnancy are important to avoid all kinds of infections and dangerous diseases.


Vanshika Jain
Vanshika Jain

IPV, Tetanus, HepB, HepA, meningococcal conjugate, pneumococcal polysaccharide, and meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines in pregnancy are recommended for women.


Sarika Goyal
Sarika Goyal

It is important for women to keep from depression, anxiety and other problems during pregnancy. Regular vaccinations are also important.


Alia
Alia

Depression while pregnant can be dangerous. You need to talk to your doctor before it causes damage to you.


Mayuri
Mayuri

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make you feel more anxious than usual.


Bubbly Singh
Bubbly Singh

Depression during pregnancy may be due to body changes and changes in hormones.


Vaishnavi Dhanraj
Vaishnavi Dhanraj

Pregnancy is usually a state of happiness for women. But sometimes, women tend to suffer from bouts of depression.


Aarohi
Aarohi

Is depression common during pregnancy?


Zoya Khan
Zoya Khan

Stay away from mosquitos during pregnancy.


Shalini
Shalini

Doctors usually recommend antimalarial agent to clear parasites fast in pregnancy.


Farah Akhtar
Farah Akhtar

Malaria in pregnancy is hazardous for both the mother and the fetus. So, pregnant women with malaria should be treated on time.


Vaishali Shah
Vaishali Shah

Malaria in pregnancy is a common yet preventable disease.


Dimpy Yadav
Dimpy Yadav

Malaria is not caused by eating tangerines but mosquito bite.


Manisha
Manisha

Malaria in pregnancy due to eating tangerines? Eyebrows raised!!!!!!!


Vandna
Vandna

Can tangerines cause serious diseases such as malaria in pregnancy?


Juhi Mehra
Juhi Mehra

Wash your tangerines well before having them to remove all kinds of fertilizers and other soil based harmful elements.


Rajni Tomar
Rajni Tomar

Tangerines in high amounts in pregnant women are not recommended.


Pinky Jadon
Pinky Jadon

Tangerines are a safe and healthy option during pregnancy.


Shashi Shah
Shashi Shah

Strawberries are ok but tangerines in pregnancy are not recommended.


Raina Verma
Raina Verma

I’ll recommend you to wash strawberries thoroughly before eating them. This will remove pesticide and fertilizer residue. Washing is also important to minimize risk of ingesting soil-bred bacteria and parasites during pregnancy.


Naina Kaur
Naina Kaur

You must speak to your doctor about your family's history of food allergies before having them.


Savita Dubey
Savita Dubey

Immunity system is weak during pregnancy. Having strawberries without washing them can lead to food-borne diseases such as E. coli.


Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma

Strawberries in pregnancy are good but if you don’t take care of how you prepare and eat strawberries, you may contract food borne diseases.


Rashmi Mathur
Rashmi Mathur

My doctor did not stop me from having strawberries in pregnancy. They are a great source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and other vital nutrition.


Diksha
Diksha

Strawberries are also a good source of minerals such as iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. These are very important for the development of baby and to ensyre good health of mother.


Divyani
Divyani

My doctor recommended me five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Strawberries are rich sources of vitamin A, B, C and E. These are important for overall development of a healthy immune system.


Sushma Singh
Sushma Singh

Strawberries in pregnancy are healthy. They are yummy and rich in vitamin C.


Mamata Saraswat
Mamata Saraswat

Raspberry is helpful in preventing miscarriage and constipation in pregnancy.


Sheila Pandit
Sheila Pandit

Raspberry in pregnancy as a fruit will not do any harm. However, the leaf may create some problems.


Neelu Tripathi
Neelu Tripathi

Raspberries and blackberries in pregnancy are the best fruit choices in pregnancy. These fruits are rich in vitamin C and healthy antioxidants.


Rashmi
Rashmi

Pineapple and papaya in pregnancy should be avoided.


Mala Saxena
Mala Saxena

Bromelain in pineapple causes miscarriage.


Vertika Bhargava
Vertika Bhargava

Pineapple are known to cause labour. So if you are not looking for early labour, just avoid it.


Mamta Sharma
Mamta Sharma

Pineapple in pregnancy should be avoided.


Anmol
Anmol

Pomegranates are rich in iron and a good choice of fruit during pregnancy.


Vidya Verma
Vidya Verma

Persimmons contain sap which may cause indigestion and problems with epigastrium. So it is best to avoid in pregnancy.


Kajal Rajawat
Kajal Rajawat

Persimmons are rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. So these make for favourable foods in pregnancy.


Natasha Jain
Natasha Jain

Persimmons should be washed thoroughly prior to eating them. Unwashed fruits contain harmful bacteria and parasites. These harmful organisms may cause dangerous food-borne diseases such as listeriosis and toxoplasmosis.


Tanushree Dutta
Tanushree Dutta

Persimmons in pregnancy are a safe and healthy choice of fruit.


Gajal Khan
Gajal Khan

Pears in pregnancy may cause side effects. Hence, it is best to speak to a doctor before adding them to your diet.


Richa Sharma
Richa Sharma

Medical practitioners recommend eating pears in pregnancy. Studies have proved that eating pears during pregnancy helps to prevent neural tube defects in the baby owing to the high foliate content found in pears.


Ruchi Thakre
Ruchi Thakre

Pears are a good source of folate, fiber, and vitamin C. These are important nutrients for pregnant women.


Neeru Bajwa
Neeru Bajwa

Pears are safe to eat during pregnancy. These are low in calories and contain a lot of several nutrients crucial for expecting moms.


Smitha Nath
Smitha Nath

Pears are the best fruits to be eaten while you are pregnant.


Vidhi Singh
Vidhi Singh

Sour mangoes are a favourite among pregnant women. They relieve stress and nausea.


Simranjit Singh
Simranjit Singh

Yeah. Mango in pregnancy should be avoided as it is a warm fruit. That’s what my mother in law used to tell me.


Rani Taneja
Rani Taneja

I’ve heard mango should not be consumed during first trimester. Is it true?


Abha Gupta
Abha Gupta

Mango is a very helpful fruit in pregnancy.


Shashi
Shashi

Kiwi in pregnancy is good for your baby. It is a rich source of Vitamins C, E and A and contains a good amount of dietary fibre too. The fruit will keep your digestion system healthy.


Fatima Khan
Fatima Khan

According to old wives’ tale, the seeds are not good for health in pregnancy.


Preeti
Preeti

Kiwi in pregnancy will give you a lot if benefits. It is a rich source of vitamin C.


Shradha Sharma
Shradha Sharma

Guava is known to posses more vitamin C than oranges. Hence, you must have these during pregnancy. Having a guava will ensure daily recommended vitamin C intake for you and the baby.


Aish
Aish

Guava in pregnancy is the best way to ensure adequate amounts of vitamin C. This is very essential for the baby.


Nidhi Bajpai
Nidhi Bajpai

Pasteurized grapefruit juice can lead to foodborne diseases in pregnancy. But fresh juice is not harmful.


Sakshi
Sakshi

That’s right grapefruit or grapefruit juice in pregnancy will negatively interact with certain medications. Consult your doctor before having this fruit.


Babita
Babita

Grapefruit juice is a wonderful source of vitamins and minerals. However, it may trigger unpleasant health symptoms during pregnancy.


Priya Namdhari
Priya Namdhari

Drinking grapefruit juice while pregnant is safe.


Meghna Sharma
Meghna Sharma

I used to have grapefruit juice in pregnancy. This is quite healthy.


Smriti Kapur
Smriti Kapur

Fresh cherries are the best choice of fruits during pregnancy. They are tastier and easy to consume!


Alka Singh
Alka Singh

Cherries in pregnancy are good. These are high source of vitamin C which is good for your immune system and that of baby’s.


Kajal Tiwari
Kajal Tiwari

Not only cherries but all kinds of berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries in pregnancy are good. Have as many fruits as you can.


Reema Rao
Reema Rao

Cherries in pregnancy are healthy. These are a must have fruits.


Ghosh Deepti
Ghosh Deepti

Cherries are rich in a compound known as melatonin. This is an antioxidant hormone which will help in maintaining health in pregnancy.


Riya Bansal
Riya Bansal

Apart from cantaloupes, you can also try out cherries in pregnancy. These will also help in alleviating body pain and headaches.


Meera Saxena
Meera Saxena

Make sure cantaloupes you eat are fresh and washed thoroughly. Consuming cantaloupes in pregnancy without washing may lead to health problems such as stomach infection which is not good for you and the baby.


Hemlata Singhal
Hemlata Singhal

Cantaloupe in pregnancy will not do any harm. But you must ask a doctor before indulging in it too much.


Deepika Ahuja
Deepika Ahuja

What about cantaloupe? Are these good to have in pregnancy?


Aarushi Goshwami
Aarushi Goshwami

Blueberries are a safe food to consume during pregnancy. They are a great source of vitamin C which is needed for the baby’s immunity.


Dimple Kaur
Dimple Kaur

Blueberries come under the most nutritious foods you can eat during pregnancy.


Abha Sharma
Abha Sharma

Having blueberries in pregnancy will fight off damaging free radicals and keeps baby healthy.


Gayatri Rao
Gayatri Rao

Blueberries in pregnancy will work for a superfood. These are low in calories and powerful source antioxidants.


Nishtha Bansal
Nishtha Bansal

Apricots in pregnancy will help in maintaining healthy bowel movement.


Ginny Ahuja
Ginny Ahuja

Apricots are easy to snack on and rich in iron, folic acid, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.


Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor

Dried fruits such as apricots in pregnancy will lead to good health for mother and child.


Hema Bansal
Hema Bansal

Grapes are acidic and lead to heartburn in pregnancy. Hence you should avoid it.


Gayatri Dixit
Gayatri Dixit

Black grapes in pregnancy can lead to weakened digestive system.


Aashika Nanda
Aashika Nanda

The enzyme called papain present in papaya can cause miscarriage. You can have other fruits in pregnancy such as grapes, banana, guava etc.


Divya Sikarwar
Divya Sikarwar

Having papaya during pregnancy is absolutely safe. All you need to take care is that it should be ripe enough.


Sapna Sachdeva
Sapna Sachdeva

You can have grapes in pregnancy. These are yummy and good for health.


Shweta Sharma
Shweta Sharma

Avoid papayas and pineapples in the first trimester.


Aarti Verma
Aarti Verma

What fruits are best in to eat in pregnancy?


Akshita Soni
Akshita Soni

Having a healthy diet is the most important thing to do during pregnancy. Try having a lot of fruits. This is good for you and your baby.


Sowmya Singhaniya
Sowmya Singhaniya

Sleeping on your back in pregnancy can cause backaches.


Mahima Bhatt
Mahima Bhatt

Avoid sleeping on your back or on stomach during pregnancy. These are dangerous sleeping positions while you’re expecting.


Shruti Singh
Shruti Singh

Sleeping on your side in pregnancy is the best. In fact, sleeping on your left side will benefit your baby via improving blood flow. This also allows for more nutrients to the placenta.


Meera Sharma
Meera Sharma

Perhaps, yes. You should take special care of maintaining a decent sleeping position during pregnancy.


Sana Verma
Sana Verma

Is my sleeping positions giving me frequent headaches?


Manju Banerjee
Manju Banerjee

Start drinking a concoction of pure saffron and milk. This will give you a fair complexioned baby.


Ritika Verma
Ritika Verma

Eating oranges in the afternoon will give you a fair complexioned baby.


Pooja Sen
Pooja Sen

Well, I’ve heard that eating white coloured foods such as radish, curd, milk, cottage cheese and coconut will lead to fair complexion of the unborn baby.


Radha Bhatnagar
Radha Bhatnagar

No. The complexion of baby depends on genes. This is inherited from parents. Black or white…it is your baby. Does the colour really matter?


Anjali Sharma
Anjali Sharma

Pain is not my concern. I am wheatish and 3 months pregnant. Is there a diet that will help me get fair baby?


Aditi Gupta
Aditi Gupta

Taking a lot of stress also leads to headaches and back pain during pregnancy. So stay happy always.


Priyanka Sen
Priyanka Sen

Pregnancy is known to shift your centre of gravity which leads to unconscious postural adjustments and movement patterns. This may result in back pain in pregnancy.


Rashmi Upadhayay
Rashmi Upadhayay

Congratulations for the back pain! If you suffer from back pain in pregnancy, it is a sign that your baby is growing. So don’t worry, be happy!


Arpita Mittal
Arpita Mittal

Excess body weight leads to back pain in pregnancy. Women should take care and avoid putting on excess weight.


Aditi Sinha
Aditi Sinha

Back pain in pregnancy can be dealt with regular practise of yoga. There are some helpful asanas that can alleviate pain and help mothers to be enjoy an active lifestyle.


Ritika Bansal
Ritika Bansal

Back pain is pregnancy is also very common. This is usually due to increasing weight on lower body.


Natasha Malhotra
Natasha Malhotra

Maintaining dignity in pregnancy is all about taking good care of yourself, having medications on time and following a healthy diet.


Varsha Dixit
Varsha Dixit

Maintaining dignity in pregnancy is a must. All women have a right to take good care of themselves and stay happy during pregnancy. This is a stage of life every woman must face. Considering it a disease is a sin.


Sonali Khanna
Sonali Khanna

There are some foods to avoid in pregnancy to keep infections at bay. Junk foods, stale food, and street delicacies should be strictly avoided during pregnancy.


Neetu Agrawal
Neetu Agrawal

Regular vaccinations in pregnancy are a must to avoid common infections. The doctor usually provides women with a chart to keep tabs on important medications and vaccinations.


Aarushi Agrawal
Aarushi Agrawal

Antibiotics in pregnancy are best recommended for vaginal infections such as and bacterial vaginosis (BV), Group B Strep (GBS), yeast infections, and trichomoniasis.


Prachi Mathur
Prachi Mathur

Vaginal infection in pregnancy is also very common. If you are in your first trimester, the gynaecologist may wait to treat it until the second trimester begins. Usually, pregnant women are advised a course of antibiotics such as Clindamycin or Metronidazole under these conditions.


Neetu Sharma
Neetu Sharma

Pregnancy can make you more susceptible to an infection. Hormonal changes lead to urinary tract infection. Hence, you need to be very careful.


Deepika Sharma
Deepika Sharma

Infections in pregnancy can be dangerous. They can be fatal! Don’t ignore them ever.


Jaspreet Sharma
Jaspreet Sharma

Health problems in pregnancy should not be neglected. Whether it is simple headache, diabetes or an infection, they need to be tended on time.


Anamika Tiwari
Anamika Tiwari

Headaches and diabetes are common health problems in pregnancy. These need to be dealt with care. You need to be under constant supervision of a professional health care practitioner.


Sanajna Yadav
Sanajna Yadav

One of the best benefits eating nuts in pregnancy is that it avoids unnecessary increase in weight. Almonds and walnuts also keep chick on unnecessary cravings.


Neha Chaudhary
Neha Chaudhary

Eating Nuts in pregnancy will help in alleviating allergy risks for the baby. But make sure you don’t overdo it.


Sonam Sharma
Sonam Sharma

Doctors usually advice against eating nuts in pregnancy especially during the first trimester. Almonds, peanuts, and walnuts are helpful for pregnant ladies after the first trimester.


Sneha Garg
Sneha Garg

Eating nuts in pregnancy is good for health. These are rich in heart healthy fats and helpful for both mother and the baby.


Jiya Mishra
Jiya Mishra

For headaches in pregnancy, you must avoid having aspirin and disprins. Instead go for natural therapeutic treatments. Having nuts really help.


Mandeep Talwar
Mandeep Talwar

Diabetes in pregnancy is common but doesn’t affect the baby.


Pooja Kumare
Pooja Kumare

Women with abnormally large amount of sugar in their blood tend to develop diabetes in pregnancy.


Anisha Chaudhary
Anisha Chaudhary

Diabetes in pregnancy is common. This is called gestational diabetes. But I don’t think this is potentially dangerous. Many women have been cured of it completely after delivering the baby.


Megha Rajpoot
Megha Rajpoot

Diabetes is also a common problem during pregnancy. This is more dangerous than recurrent headaches.


Harpreet Singh
Harpreet Singh

Pregnant women must take 4,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D on a daily basis to retrieve benefits for themselves and their babies.


Mannat Joshi
Mannat Joshi

Good amounts of vitamin D concentrations in pregnancy are important to fulfil calcium requirements of mother and the fetus. But you must avoid overdoing it.


Jiya Patel
Jiya Patel

But I’ve heard high vitamin D in pregnancy leads to food allergies. How much is Ok to have?


Riya Parmar
Riya Parmar

Having high vitamin D in pregnancy will keep all kinds of health problems at bay. This is important to keep mother and baby healthy.


Harpreet Sharma
Harpreet Sharma

Hypertension in pregnancy is common in first trimester due to fall in blood pressure. My doctor had advised me against any painkiller. She recommended me to join yoga classes and stay away from stress.


Richa Goyal
Richa Goyal

Your headache may be a side effect of hypertension. Hypertension in pregnancy is the most common medical problem encountered by women. The condition can be effectively treated under the guidance of a doctor.


Radhika Garg
Radhika Garg

There are some mild medication options that can be taken by a pregnant woman. The best thing to do is speak the doctor.


Ananya Kapoor
Ananya Kapoor

Mild headaches are common during pregnancy. Try having some soothing drinks. But strictly avoid disprin. Disprin in pregnancy for the last 3 months can be risky.


Sonali Agnihotri
Sonali Agnihotri

I don’t know about headache benefits of peanuts but these are rich in vitamin B3 which helps boost memory and good for baby’s brain. Eating peanuts in pregnancy will definitely benefit the mother and baby.


Niharika Goyal
Niharika Goyal

Include peanuts in your diet. Eating peanuts in pregnancy will keep you healthy and reduces allergy risk for the baby.


Meenalm Rajawat
Meenalm Rajawat

No. Not at all, my doctor advised me against paracetamol. She told me that Paracetamol during pregnancy will lead to a wheezy baby. So don’t even attempt it.


Aarushi Garg
Aarushi Garg

I’ve heard Paracetamol during pregnancy with no added ingredients is the safest painkiller.


Tanya Verma
Tanya Verma

Headaches in pregnancy may be a side effect of some underlying disease. It is always good to consult a gynaecologist especially if the pain exceeds and becomes frequent.


Mehak Khurana
Mehak Khurana

Regardless of how much your head aches, avoid taking over the counter medications. It's best not to take over-the-counter (OTC) medicines while you are pregnant, particularly in your first trimester without consulting your gynaecologist.


Palak
Palak

Headaches in pregnancy are common. This is usually due to stress most women take. For first time mothers to be, this can be a frequent troubling factor. Consult your doctor ASAP.


Priyamka
Priyamka

Sleep more. This is what I can suggest with my own experience. Sleeping in pregnancy will relax you and keep recurrent headaches at bay.


Somi Chatterjee
Somi Chatterjee

Try pre-natal yoga. This is a better option than taking medications. Yoga during pregnancy will keep stress at bay and even alleviate physical problems such as headaches.


Natasha Saini
Natasha Saini

Headaches in pregnancy? Have you been taking a lot of stress? Don’t try to induce yourself with a lot of caffeine. Caffeine during pregnancy can do a lot more harm than good. For headaches, you can ask your doctor to prescribe some medicines.


Vinita Aggarwal
Vinita Aggarwal

Is headache a common issue in pregnancy? I’m five months pregnant and suffering from frequent headaches. Please help.


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