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SOME OF THE NORMAL CHANGES THAT OCCUR DURING PREGNANCY:
Early changes:

Mild increased vaginal discharge without itch or irritation


Increased thirst and/or salivation


Fatigue and/or inability to sleep


Changes in food preference and appetite


Darkening of pigmented areas of skin or striae (stretch marks)


Ligament pain and pressure in back, groin and pelvis


Cessation of menstruation


Weight gain


Mild nausea and/or vomiting


Breast changes (growth & tenderness)


Mood swings


Mild headache


Nose bleeds


Later changes:

Quickening around 4-5 months (fetal movement)


Abdominal enlargement due to uterine expansion


Uterine contractions (Braxton-Hicks)


Hemorrhoids


Breast enlargement


Inability to sleep


Generalized aches and pains, particularly in the hips and pelvis


Mild shortness of breath


Back pain
Quick Reference

Pregnancy Warning Signs

Normal Changes

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Nutrition

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Nausea & Vomiting

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When you contact our office, please let us know if you are in labor so we can give priority handling to your call. After hours, you will reach a recording that asks you to call 482-2229 to reach the physician on call.