Quirky pregnancy side effects

You’ll know about the morning sickness and the swollen ankles. But were you aware of these little treats?

  1. Heartburn. As your pregnancy progresses, your body releases the hormone relaxin in preparation for labour. But relaxin isn’t specific to your uterus. The muscles between your throat and stomach are affected and allow stomach acid to creep back up.
  2. Discharge. Think of your vagina as a self cleaning oven. And with a bun in the oven, it’s more important than ever to keep it clean. Hence the increase in discharge. It’s all good, unless it becomes itchy or smelly, in which case, pop to the doctor.


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