Normal Pregnancy Symptoms, Aches, & Pains

Early pregnancy symptoms often mimic signs of an upcoming menstrual cycle. It is common to have pelvic cramping and breast tenderness. You can occasionally have vaginal spotting as well.

Other common symptoms in the first trimester include:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings and food aversions
  • Heartburn and constipation
  • Bloating
  • Emotional


Second and third trimester symptoms include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Insomnia
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Increased urination
  • Nose bleeds
  • Swollen gums
  • Varicose veins
  • Stretch marks

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