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Back pain or discomfort is common during pregnancy and should be

expected to some degree by most women. Back pain may be experienced during any point of your pregnancy; however, it most commonly occurs later in the pregnancy as the weight of the baby increases.

www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/backpain.html

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Acupuncture Helps Relieve Pregnancy's Low Back Pain For low back

pain during pregnancy, acupuncture may be better than traditional treatment with massage, heat, and exercise, according to a Swedish report in a recent issue of the

www.webmd.com/news/20000706/acupuncture-pregnancy-lower-back-pain

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Upside: Summary of research on effects of acupuncture and pregnancy
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Yeast infections are more common during pregnancy than any other

time in a woman's life, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy.You may be noticing an increase in the amount of thin, white, odd smelling discharge.

americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/yeastinfectionpreg.html

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Diarrhea During Pregnancy

If you experience diarrhea during pregnancy, it is important to avoid becoming dehydrated. This eMedTV resource discusses diarrhea and pregnancy, and includes tips for avoiding dehydration in the ...

pregnancy.emedtv.com/pregnancy/diarrhea-during-pregnancy.html

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Low back pain during pregnancy - BabyCenter

Learn a few simple techniques to lessen back pain caused by pregnancy.

www.babycenter.com/0_low-back-pain-during-pregnancy_9402.bc

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Back pain during pregnancy

Back pain and pregnancy often go hand in hand. From good posture and exercise to massage therapy, consider ways to relieve back pain.

www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy/HQ00302

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Colds and Flu During Pregnancy

What if I catch a cold or flu during pregnancy? During the course of your pregnancy, it is possible that you may catch a cold or flu virus. Because your immune system is affected during pregnancy, ...

www.med.umich.edu/1libr/wha/umpgprob05.htm

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Upside: Very good overview of colds and flu and how to handle them during pregnancy
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Hip Pain during Pregnancy

I have been diagnosed with sciatica this week. It started with extreme pain, and now numbness down one leg. Anyone know a good chiropractic?

parents.berkeley.edu/advice/pregnancy/sciatica.html

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Upside: Summary of user advice on hip pain and sciatica
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Got to Go Pee!

Once you get pregnant you may feel like you are never getting out of the bathroom. Almost immediately in your first trimester you will have the unmistakable urge to sit on the toilet all day and ...

www.babiesonline.com/articles/pregnancy/gottogopee.asp

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Abdominal pain during pregnancy

Find out how to tell when cramps are a sign of a serious problem and what to do about ordinary discomfort.

www.babycenter.com/0_abdominal-pain-during-pregnancy_204.bc

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