Pregnancy news, 24/11/2016
The former Hollyoaks actress claimed that she can’t stop ‘being sick everywhere’, even though she’s only nine weeks away from her due date. Most women find that morning sickness subsides around 16 to20 weeks of pregnancy and Stephanie’s symptoms aren’t normal. When she experienced terrible pain in her stomach and noticed blood leaking from her back passage she rushed to hospital immediately.
Doctors are still running tests, but her symptoms suggest that Stephanie could be suffering from a non-pregnancy related condition called colitis. Colitis is a chronic life-long condition in which the colon and rectum become inflamed. It is not a condition that is specifically linked to pregnancy.
Stephanie’s story is a reminder to mums-to-be that not all of the symptoms you experience during pregnancy are necessarily pregnancy related, but they should always be checked out.
If you are feeling unwell or experience any unusual symptoms then you should contact your midwife or doctor immediately.
Our midwife Amanda explains:
‘It’s important to remember that not all symptoms experienced in pregnancy are linked to the pregnancy - but may still mean there is an issue with your general health. It’s possible to become unwell in pregnancy just as it is when you’re not pregnant. If you feel unwell or experience any new or unusual symptoms, you should talk to your midwife or GP immediately.’
It's very common to feel sick during the first few months of pregnancy, and sometimes for a bit longer.
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