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Pregnancy Symptom Soothers

Not sleeping? Is your back killing you? Can't stand those cankles? Here, easy solutions for the 13 most common side effects.
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Morning sickness, sure. But the bleeding gums, leg cramps, carpal tunnel -- you certainly weren't, uh, expecting those. Your growing bump may bring on a whole slew of lesser-known (and downright strange) pregnancy symptoms. But don't worry too much. "As uncomfortable as these conditions may be, many actually indicate a normal, healthy pregnancy because they're simply triggered by your expanding uterus or changing hormones," says Russell Fothergill, MD, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. But these days you don't have to sit back and suffer: "Luckily, we've found that small lifestyle changes can go a long way in relieving the most common complaints," he says. Ease those preggo pains by tonight with this expert advice.