Couvade syndrome, also thought of as "sympathy pain" in men during pregnancy, has a wide range of possible symptoms, some of which—like mine—can be severe. As a proud yet unprepared father-to-be, in March I took a Baby Handling class. Somewhere between lessons on swaddling and burping, suddenly my vision became distorted, and I couldn't see the instructor. He and my sight disappeared. Ten days later my only child, Nicholas, was born.
Vomiting and morning sickness
Vomiting and morning sickness - NHS
The downside of this immune suppression, though, is that your body doesn't ward off many of the viruses that cause the common cold, which can make you more vulnerable to symptoms including a stuffy nose, cough and sore throat. As for you, colds are mostly an uncomfortable annoyance best managed with rest, fluids, patience and a quick call to your practitioner to make sure he or she is aware of all your symptoms, including any fever. If necessary, your doctor can also steer you towards cold medications that are considered safe during pregnancy. A cold usually begins with a sore or scratchy throat that lasts for a day or two, followed by the gradual appearance of other symptoms, including:.
If you get sick during pregnancy
Your immune system goes through some amazing changes when you're pregnant. Unfortunately, they don't eliminate the possibility of catching the common cold. Fortunately, a mother-to-be's cold doesn't usually put an unborn baby at risk.
While some pregnancy symptoms start very early, most of the time, you won't notice anything right away. This is about two weeks from when you missed your last period six weeks since you actually had a period. Occasionally you will hear of someone who has symptoms right around their first missed period.