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Pregnancy symptoms

Pregnancy
October 27, 2017

What are Braxton Hicks contractions?

Braxton Hicks contractions are painless sporadic uterine contractions that start about 6 weeks into your pregnancy, although you won't be able to feel them that early. They get their name from John Braxton Hicks, an English doctor who first described them in 1872. Who gets them? Braxton Hicks contractions are normal in all pregnancies, but you probably won't start to notice them until sometime after mid-pregnancy, and some women don’t notice them at all. As your pregnancy progresses, Braxton Hicks contractions tend to come somewhat more often, but until you get to your last few weeks, they'll probably remain infrequent,…
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Pregnancy
October 24, 2017

What are the normal symptoms of pregnancy?

For expectant moms, pregnancy is generally a roller-coaster of hormones and emotions, ranging from excitement and anticipation to fear of the unknown. The good news is, it’s natural and entirely normal to feel this way – so take a deep breath and enjoy the journey to parenthood. If you’re a first time mom, then this is where you need to be. We spoke to Dr Russell Thomson, one of our resident doctors at Hello Doctor about common symptoms and what to expect in each trimester. Dr. Thomson suggests scheduling a visit with your doctor as soon as you suspect that…
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