Staying healthy while pregnant

Staying healthy while pregnant is important for you and for baby. Here are some tips from Ovia to help you and baby stay happy and healthy.

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Protruding navel when pregnant

Yeast infections during pregnancy

Rapid swelling during pregnancy

Heart palpitations

Coughing/wheezing

Total loss of vision

Burning after intercourse

Runny nose

Itchiness

Disrupted sleep

Facial hair

Hair loss

Blurred or double vision

Chills

Redness in the right leg when pregnant

Redness in the left leg when pregnant

Right leg swelling when pregnant

Left leg swelling when pregnant

Tenderness in the right calf when pregnant

Tenderness in the left calf when pregnant

Spotting

Intense abdominal/pelvic cramping

Change in vaginal discharge

Intense lower backaches

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Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy

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Round ligament pain during pregnancy

Fever during pregnancy

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Dark urine during pregnancy

Hot flashes during pregnancy

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Increased sex drive during pregnancy

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Decreased sex drive during pregnancy

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Appetite decrease during pregnancy

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Burning/painful urination during pregnancy

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Hemorrhoids when pregnant

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Shoulder pain when pregnant

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Skin discolorations when pregnant

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Mood swings when pregnant

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Frequent urination when pregnant

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Sciatica when pregnant

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Heavy vaginal bleeding when pregnant

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Dizziness when pregnant

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Swollen lymph nodes when pregnant

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Red rash when pregnant

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Paleness when pregnant

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Joint pain when pregnant

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Infrequent urination when pregnant

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Urinary incontinence during pregnancy

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Uterine tenderness when pregnant

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Increased thirst when pregnant

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Vaginal irritation when pregnant

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White vaginal discharge when pregnant

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Green/yellow vaginal discharge when pregnant

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Cold and flu symptoms when pregnant

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Frequent infections when pregnant

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Vomiting when pregnant

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Vision changes when pregnant

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Visible veins when pregnant

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Varicose veins when pregnant

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Vaginal discharge when pregnant

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Postpartum vaginal bleeding/spotting

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What you need to know about symphysis pubis dysfunction

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Swelling when pregnant

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Stretch marks when pregnant

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Snoring when pregnant

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Skin changes when pregnant

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Shortness of breath when pregnant

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When the water breaks: ruptured membranes

Restless leg syndrome when pregnant

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Pelvic girdle pain when pregnant

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Pelvic discomfort/pressure when pregnant

Numbness/tingling when pregnant

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Nausea when pregnant

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Nasal congestion when pregnant

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Migraines when pregnant

Metallic taste when pregnant

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Leaking breasts when pregnant

Increased energy when pregnant

Heightened sense of smell when pregnant

Headaches when pregnant

Forgetfulness when pregnant

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Fainting when pregnant

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Excessive sweating when pregnant

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Edema (swollen feet and ankles) when pregnant

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Diarrhea when pregnant

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Constipation during pregnancy

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Cloudy or strong-smelling urine when pregnant

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Breast pain when pregnant

Breast engorgement when pregnant

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Bloody show/passing of mucus plug when pregnant

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Bloody nose when pregnant

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Bloodshot eyes

Bloating when pregnant

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Bleeding gums when pregnant

Aversions when pregnant

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Acne during pregnancy

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Abdominal/pelvic cramping when pregnant

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Abdominal itchiness 

Morning sickness during pregnancy

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