Is this Normal?

Women experience many different feelings during pregnancy. As you have heard many times, no two pregnancies are alike, so avoid comparing yourself to others. During a normal pregnancy, you may experience unusual events that may concern you. The following list may help with some of these concerns.


Some normal things you may feel…


In early pregnancy

  • Tender, fuller breasts
  • Increased and frequent urination
  • Heavy or bloated feeling
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Nausea or morning sickness


Mid pregnancy

  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Brief, sharp pain on one side
  • Backache
  • Spotting after intercourse or exams
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • Painless, random tightening of the abdomen
  • Nosebleeds or bleeding gums


Late Pregnancy

  • Stretching feeling in the pelvic area
  • Feeling unsteady when walking
  • Insomnia
  • Leaking of milk from the breast
  • Stretch marks on the breast, abdomen, and legs
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Increased mucous discharge, spotting
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Swollen feet at the end of the day