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Pregnancy Stuff that Drives You Nuts

These tips for expectant mothers help with pregnancy annoyances and provide proven solutions from experienced mothers.
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Your belly’s growing—and maybe your list of pregnancy gripes is, too. Shrink those annoyances down to size with these proven fixes.

Ack! Nausea!

"I had an incredibly keen sense of smell and it made me constantly nauseous," says mom of one Annie Jenkins of San Antonio, Texas. "Sucking on lollipops kept the queasiness at bay. I had a stash in my purse and they helped tremendously, even if I did feel like I was 5 years old."

Ack! Back issues!

About 70 percent of women have lower back pain during pregnancy. Try soaking in a warm bath, doing gentle stretches, taking a yoga class (check with your doctor first), or treating yourself to a prenatal massage.

Ack! The comments!

"I was amazed that people commented on my appearance," says Lynn Whitlock, a mom of three from Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Someone actually said she could tell I was having a boy because my backside looked so big! I just had to remind them—and myself from time to time—that being pregnant is not being ‘fat.’"

Ack! Swollen feet!

Bloated feet and stilettos don’t mix, but that doesn’t mean you can’t kick up your heels. Pick up a pair of low wedges; they provide more support (and comfort) than a spike.

Ack! Getting babied!

"People at work made such a fuss over me, even holding meetings in my office so I wouldn’t have to walk three feet to the conference room," recalls Doreen Murphy, a mom of one in Chapman, Kansas. "I know they meant well, but I hated feeling so helpless. Finally, I just said my doctor wanted me to get up and walk around. No one could argue with that!"

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 21reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by This is my 6th pregnancy. Two of my children are living and the other three didn't pass the beta testing phase, as me and my husband cope to call it. So, for our 6th pregnancy I ended up having hyperemesis gravidarum. I never knew I could be a possible candidate. The nausea and puking was so extreme that I had gotten dehydrated really bad. I had to go to the E.R. It was so annoying and expensive. Zofran did not work techniques including candy did not work. If was gonna happen, it did, and then I could not stop vomiting. I was so depressed that I was considering for the first time ever, abortion, so I wouldn't "die." However, I tried one last nausea pill, promethazine, and I was smooth sailing. I wish I could just fight it and do everything natural, but my toddler was eating more than me and I couldn't afford another E.R. bill. We are good and the nausea finally dumbed down enough to where I only take like one pill a week, instead of 3 per day. Thank you Dr. Wheatley! January 7, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Don't know why people think preggers can't work or do things. our bodies are good at telling us to stop November 27, 2013
    Rated 0 out of 5 Every day at work I have to remind people I am not broken, just pregnant. People are always trying to do my job for me and it's driving me crazy! What's the point of me even being there if their going to do that? I know they are only trying to be nice but my tolerance levels are non existent now and I just end up in a bad mood June 7, 2013
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Thank you. Great information. Very Helpful. it's great to be informed. Thank you, January 27, 2013
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