Pregnancy news, 18/09/2017
It’s been a couple of months since Jennifer Metcalfe gave birth to her son Daye, and it sounds like the pregnancy was a challenging one.
In an interview with Femail, Jennifer compared pregnancy to having a hangover, but without the night out that usually comes before it. Unlucky for Jennifer, it sounds like she had every pregnancy symptom going. Constipation, nausea, sickness from start to end, tiredness – you name a common pregnancy complaint, she had it.
'I just felt pants every day. I just felt like I had a nine month hangover without the fun in-between obviously. Every day I just felt a bit sick.’
Although pregnancy is a very special time, each trimester can come with its own symptoms and challenges. Some women will be lucky and only experience a few and, unfortunately, others may get the whole lot. We have heaps of advice that can help you cope with all of the changes that pregnancy might throw your way.
Be prepared with our week-by-week pregnancy calendar.
Find out what pregnancy was like for our mummy bloggers.
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