When you’re expecting a baby your body undergoes a lot of changes. Unsurprisingly, you’ll most likely experience some discomfort during pregnancy. Many of the changes you experience have little to do with the size of your belly. Rather, they involve your baby’s development and your body’s ongoing adaptation to pregnancy. Typically the first and third trimesters of pregnancy are the time when discomforts worsen. Some discomforts are minor irritations, while others can be more significant.
Every pregnancy is unique. It’s possible to experience anything from little or no discomfort at all, to major discomfort during pregnancy. This section of our website contains a range of information on discomfort during pregnancy, and strategies on how to help alleviate it.