These are the following symptoms of pregnancy:
1. Pregnancy Puffy” Face
The first pregnancy symptoms are puffy face. Usually, during the third trimester, most women wake up each morning with a swollen face. This is due to increased blood circulation and is often not harmful.
There are, however, some causes that need to be taken very seriously. A swollen face, along with swollen hands, ankles, and feet, is typical of edema.
What to do: If you think you are swelling up from edema – go see your doctor.
2. Puffy Swollen Ankles and Feet
The body produces and retains more fluid during pregnancy symptoms. Your growing uterus puts pressure on your veins, which impairs the return of blood to your heart. In turn, this leads to swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet.
What to do: Avoid standing or sitting with your feet on the floor for long periods, do not cross your legs, and do mild exercise when you can. Wear loose cloth. Sleep on the side. Do cold compressions on swollen areas.
3. Puffy Pregnancy Eyelids
Puffiness around the eyes is another common side effect of certain hormonal changes women may have while pregnant. Puffy eyelids may interfere with side vision.
What to do: As a rule of thumb, don’t skimp on your water intake and stick to a moderate diet, low in sodium and caffeine. Placing makeup or using eyelid creams can cover the effect.
4. Dry Eyes Symptom
In a survey, 42% of women reported suffering from dry, irritated, and uncomfortable feeling eyes during pregnancy. Hormonal changes such as those experienced during pregnancy symptoms can increase the risk of dry irritated feeling eyes, many new mums are unaware this is a side effect of being pregnant.
What to do: Use eye drops to keep your eyes wet and smooth.
5. Blue Veins On Breasts
Blue lines may appear on your breasts as they may on your abdomen. They show up because of the enlargement of the blood in the pregnant body, and the way the body prepares for the enlargement of the breasts for future breastfeeding.
What to do: Nothing, these veins will disappear a few months after delivery. A support bra should be used for growing breasts.
6. Blue Pregnancy Lines on the Abdomen
Blue lines may appear on your abdomen as they may on your breasts. Just like the breasts the body prepares for the enlargement of the abdominal which will need to hold the baby for a few months. The veins show because more skin and muscles and body tissue needs to be fed with oxygen.
What to do: Nothing, these veins will disappear a few months after delivery
7. Spider Veins on Legs
Some pregnant women have spider veins on the face, neck, upper chest, or arms. These small, red spots have lines branching out from them. Spider veins are tiny blood vessels that appear because of increased blood circulation. Hormonal changes may cause them too.
What to do: Nothing, Most of these marks disappear or fade after delivery. In meanwhile spider veins on the face can be covered with makeup the foundation. Spider veins on legs can be controlled by compression stockings as well as creams and lotions.
8. Pregnancy Varicose Veins
They may appear as swollen crooked purplish, bluish, or dark-colored veins in the legs. They show up in the second or third trimester mainly because of the relaxation of the veins valves.
In overweight women, the appearance of varicose veins can be a sign of pregnancy. In some cases, they can cause pain. The good news is that varicose veins tend to improve after you give birth, particularly if you didn’t have any before you got pregnant.
What to do: Avoid standing or sitting with your feet on the floor for long periods, do not cross your legs, and do mild exercise when you can. Wear loose cloth. Sleep on the side. Do cold compressions on swollen areas
9. Pregnancy Skin Pigmentation Changes
In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, up to 70 percent of pregnant women develop blotchy areas of darkened skin, commonly called the mask of pregnancy (but officially known as chloasma or melasma).
The pregnancy hormones stimulate a temporary increase in your body’s production of melanin, the natural substance that gives color to hair, skin, and eyes. These spots most commonly appear on your forehead and cheeks and are a result of increased pigmentation.
What to do: Protect your face, wear sunscreen that is at least SPF 15, wear a hat to protect your face, walk in the shade and use large sunglasses. Your melanin production is sensitive to the sun’s rays. See the product Amazon
10. Enlarged Uterus
Within two weeks of conception, your uterus starts enlarging. An enlarged uterus is most noticeable when it causes mild, stabbing pains. However, as it becomes more distended, you may notice a swelling of the abdomen. Minimal, slight cramping and bloating may also occur.
11. Pregnancy Skin Tags
Some pregnant women develop tiny polyps, called skin tags, in areas where skin rubs on clothing or skin rubs together. Commonly found under the arms, between neck folds, or under bra lines on the chest, skin tags are caused by hyperactive growth of a superficial layer of skin.
They disappear a few months following delivery. Tags are essentially harmless and do not have to be treated unless they are bothersome. Skin tags that are bothersome may be easily removed during or after pregnancy, typically by a dermatologist.
What to do: Tags are essentially harmless and do not have to be treated unless they are bothersome. Skin tags that are bothersome may be easily removed during or after pregnancy, typically by a dermatologist.
12. Vaginal Discharge Changes
Vaginal discharge can be varied, and often a golden discharge is an early sign of pregnancy. Beware of infections and have them treated ASAP.
Your cervix produces fluids during pregnancy that help to keep the vaginal canal clean and infection free. This increased moisture and the change in acid levels of the vagina make the area easily susceptible to a yeast infection.
13. Pregnancy Sleeping Problems Insomnia
The gathering of early pregnancy symptoms can cause problems when trying to sleep at night. There are many reasons you may have trouble drifting off to deep sleep during pregnancy.
Some of the more common problems include frequent urination, an unquiet mind, stress, sore breasts, leg cramps, or the inability to get into a comfortable position.
What to do: Try to sleep with some pillows to cushion your legs or shoulders up. Do not go to sleep straight after a heavy meal. Try not to ‘think’ about efforts to go to sleep. Some find a warm bath relaxing (it expands the veins), try a relaxing atmosphere some scented candles; relaxing massage; mellow music or imagine places you have visited.