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Although we love to consider pregnancy as a couple’s experience, usually, pregnancy is harder on the part of the woman. At this stage, women need to be extra conscious about what they eat, how much and how they exercise, getting enough rest, and dealing with cravings at 3 in the morning! As wonderful as pregnancy can be, women may experience some complications that are considered normal during pregnancy but it may raise concerns to some couples. Some of this symptoms are cramps, nausea and vomiting.

Cramps.

Cramps during pregnancy may happen at different intensities that range from mild to severe and it may make you feel concerned. During the first trimester cramps happen during implantation (between 8 to 10 days after the ovulation period). At this stage, other cramp causes involve the stretching of the uterus which can cause mild cramps. Sometimes, cramps come accompanied by bleeding or spotting. We always suggest consulting with your doctor if this happens as it may be a sign of a possible miscarriage. Other causes of cramping could be due to gas pains and constipation. During the second and third trimester cramps may also occur during pre-term labor and early labor. Cramps may come accompanied with back pain.

Nausea and vomit.

Another concern would be to experience nausea and vomiting. This happens when a combination of physical changes and hormone levels take place during early pregnancy. Nausea and vomiting usually starts around the sixth week of pregnancy. Most women experience morning sickness although nausea and vomiting can happen any time of the day. In most cases these symptoms start at the twelfth week of pregnancy. Because nausea and vomiting affect food intake, this may affect the pregnant mom’s health. It is important not to skip meals in order to provide the right amount of nutrients to the baby. We suggest eating a crackers and not getting out of bed immediately (resting for a few minutes may help). Small meals can help, while cold meals are also suggested as most times cold food has less odor which may be a trigger for nausea. Other foods to help with nausea are: pretzels, cake, brad, pickles, nuts, watermelon, mushroom soup.

Don’t forget that it is extremely important to visit your OB/Gynecologist to do regular health check-ups and don’t forget to visit Here is Baby to meet your baby! If you are still looking for a doctor in Midland, Texas you can visit this Physician Directory.