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When Do Pregnancy Symptoms Subside?

A typical, healthy pregnancy ranges from 37 to 41 weeks. As it progresses, the mother experiences nausea, fatigue, heartburn and an assortment of aches. Even though the physical discomfort is a pain, the symptoms won't all stick around. Some will subside during the pregnancy itself, and the rest will gradually disappear after the birth.

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Nausea and Morning Sickness

Nausea is a common complaint in up to 70 percent of all pregnant women, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Although there's no one definitive reason for pregnancy-induced nausea, this unpleasant symptom is likely caused by an increase in human chorionic gonadotropin — or HCG — and estrogen hormones in the first trimester. The APA notes it typically starts between four and eight weeks along and starts to subside by the 14th week.

Too Tired

As you move past week 12, you may notice the fatigue you felt early on is starting to fade. Unfortunately, that tired feeling isn't completely over at that point. You may experience an uptick during your third trimester due to sleep disruptions from general body discomfort. The physical symptoms causing the sleeplessness won't completely go away until after delivery. You're still likely to lose sleep after the birth, but at least you'll be able to hug the source.

Aches and Pain

Get used to the aches and pains, They'll be around throughout the pregnancy, and the only change will be what part of you feels it and when. For example, headaches and breast tenderness are common during the first trimester according to womenshealth.gov. Back pain takes over in the second and third as the growing baby puts pressure on your body. You may also have sciatic nerve pain that radiates down the back of your thigh to your foot.

Gut Issues

If you've got heartburn and indigestion symptoms, they aren't likely to go away until after you deliver. They're the result of the baby's body pressing down on your intestines and forcing food back up the esophagus. That can also cause constipation. Obstetrician Dr. Michele Brown notes that this may persist into the postpartum period. You can combat the symptoms by increasing your fluid intake and adding more fiber to your diet.

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