3-weeks-pregnantAs wonderful and exciting as pregnancy can be, sometimes it can also be just plain — a pain. It can also be downright weird (itchy palms, anyone?). Here’s a guide to the many symptoms of pregnancy you may encounter, complete with solutions for what ails you.

While it’s true that pregnancy has its share of wonderful moments and experiences to cherish, it also has a boat load (or rather, bloat load) of less than fabulous pregnancy symptoms — including many you’d rather not discuss in public (or do in public, like passing gas) and many you’d probably like to forget (which you will, by the way, since forgetfulness is another one of those symptoms), symptoms you probably expected (like early pregnancy queasies) and symptoms you almost definitely didn’t (like tingling hands…or nosebleeds…or sore gums).

It’s probably reassuring to know that you’re not alone in your suddenly peculiar physical condition — you’re actually joining millions of other expectant women who are also drooling, vomiting, and waddling their way through their pregnancies. But it’ll also help to have some tried and true solutions at your (swollen) fingertips that will allow you and your belly buddies to navigate your way through the common complaints of pregnancy.
A
Abdominal Achiness
Abdominal Itchiness
Appetite, Increased

B
Back Pain
Back Pain (Postpartum)
Bloating
Bloodshot Eyes (Postpartum)
Bloody Show / Mucous Plug
Breast Engorgement (Postpartum)
Breast Tenderness and Changes
Breasts, Leaky (Colostrum)
Breasts, Leaky (Postpartum)

C
Cervical Dilation
Cervical Mucus Changes
Chloasma/Mask of Pregnancy
Clumsiness
Constipation
Constipation (Postpartum)
Contractions, Braxton-Hicks
Contractions, Labor

D
Diarrhea (Prelabor)
Diarrhea (Pregnancy)

E
Edema (Swollen Ankles and Feet)
Energy, Extra

F
Faintness, Dizziness, Light-headedness
Fatigue
Fatigue (Postpartum)
Fecal Incontinence (Postpartum)
Feet, Increased Size
Food Cravings and Aversions
Forgetfulness

G
Gas
Gums, Bleeding

H
Hair Loss (Postpartum)
Headaches
Heartburn or Indigestion
Hemorrhoids

I
Incision Pain (Postpartum)
Insomnia / Difficulty Sleeping

L
Leg Cramps
Linea Nigra

M
Metallic Taste (Dysgeusia)
Migraines
Morning Sickness (Nausea)

N
Nasal Congestion and Nosebleeds
Nipples, Sore or Cracked (Postpartum)

P
Pelvic Discomfort and Pressure
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Perineal Soreness (Postpartum)
Protruding Navel

R
Restless Leg Syndrome

S
Saliva, Excessive
Sciatica
Shortness of Breath
Skin Changes
Skin Discolorations
Smell, Heightened
Snoring
Stretch Marks
Sweating
Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction

T
Tingling Hands (Carpal Tunnel)

U
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence (Postpartum)
Urination, Difficulties With (Postpartum)
Urination, Frequent

V
Vaginal Bleeding (Postpartum)
Vaginal Discharge
Vaginal Spotting or Bleeding
Varicose Veins
Veins, Visible
Vision Changes

W
Water Breaking