But not all women sail through pregnancy with that “glow” that everyone talks about.
Many women suffer from morning sickness, with symptoms ranging from mild nausea through to vomiting up to 10 times per day (known as hyper-emisis). Morning sickness usually lasts only until around 16 weeks, but can continue throughout the whole pregnancy.
On top of this, as the pregnancy progresses, women can suffer from a range of issues such as neck and back pain as their body becomes larger with the growth of their new bub. Women also often feel fatigued and suffer from lack of sleep. This can also lower their immune system, making them more susceptible to colds and flu.
Although these are all normal parts of being pregnant, it doesn’t make it any easier to live with these symptoms, especially with women now staying in the workplace longer and/or with other children to look after.