Pregnancy Symptoms

What symptoms to look out for when you think "am I pregnant?": Pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness as well as changing tastes in pregnancy along with some other common and not so common pregnancy symptoms as well as those other side-effects of pregnancy you just might not expect.

Morning Sickness

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Number one of the pregnancy symptoms - by name, morning sickness, by for most, is actually all-day and all-night sickness.

6 pregnancy side effects I didn't expect


Without frightening anyone who is yet to navigate the pregnancy path, here are some things I didn’t expect when I fell pregnant.

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Early signs of pregnancy: when you know before the test says yes

LIBBY HAKIM It wasn't a pregnancy test or missed period that told me I was pregnant with my second baby; it was too early for those things. A doner kebab told me I was going to be a mum again.

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Nausea, cravings, weight gain - and that's just the dad-to-be

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Letitia Rowlands Dad-to-be Harry Ashby says he is the first man in the UK to take sick leave due to pregnancy illness after being diagnosed with Couvade syndrome.

10 things they don’t tell you about being pregnant


Stacey Gladman As I slowly waddle my ever-changing pregnant body towards the finishing line of my due date, it’s becoming increasingly clear there are a lot of things they just don’t tell you about pregnancy.

Changing tastes in pregnancy

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JO HARTLEY There’s no denying that our bodies go through some massive changes when we’re pregnant - and one unexpected symptom can change what we like to eat and drink.

What I wasn't told about pregnancy


Jennifer Morton Pregnancy can cause some symptoms you'd never imagine - but chances are, they're all a perfectly normal part of the journey.

Kelly Clarkson's pregnancy woes


Kelly Clarkson is throwing up a "dozen times a day" during her pregnancy.

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Seeing an effective treatment for nausea


Kendall Powell Despite the condition affecting more than half of all pregnant women and countless others, there are still few effective treatments for nausea.

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Pregnancy: the glows and the lows


Alissa Warren Think morning sickness is the least glam part of pregnancy? You may be in for a surprise, as Alissa Warren explains ...

Doctor sued after mistaking pregnancy for ear condition

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EB staff writers A woman has said she was "pretty distressed" to learn that she was seven months pregnant after a doctor dismissed her symptoms as inner ear problems.

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Common (and not so common) pregnancy symptoms

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So you think you might be pregnant… or just suffering from a random ailment you’ve never noticed before. Here are some ways your body can be trying to tell you you’re creating a new life.

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Heavily pregnant performer Alaine Kashian has YouTube hit on her hands with her cover of Beyonce's Single Ladies.

The IVF forgetter: I don't like being pregnant

Morning sickness

Prue Corlette I don't like being pregnant. There, I said it. Despite spending four years wanting nothing more than to be pregnant, the reality is not what I was expecting.

Pregnancy symptoms: what to look for


Am I? Or not? Each month many women find themselves asking The Question: am I pregnant this month? While the surest answer will come with a pregnancy test, there are a number of possible symptoms that may give the game away earlier.

Pregnant women only identify a third of their foetus's movements

Amy Corderoy Mother knows best - but it turns out she doesn't know everything when it comes to her baby's movements in the womb.

Pregnancy symptoms: am I pregnant?

Some women may feel pregnant soon after conception, while others may not experience any symptoms for some time into their pregnancy.


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Congratulations, you're pregnant! So when is the baby due? Calculate your expected due date using Essential Baby’s Due Date Calculator.


Chat to other mums

Ask questions or offer advice to other expectant parents in our forum for mums.

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Join a due in group (DIG) and travel the pregnancy journey with other expectant mums at the same stage as you.

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The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

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Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Win a Justine Clarke Pyjama Jam! prize pack

The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.

Silence is golden ... or is it?

Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.

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Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Running for beginners: taking the first steps

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.

Tips for turning yourself into a morning person

Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.

Thousands sign petition for unborn babies killed by domestic violence

Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.

Pregnant Sarah Harris tells body-shamers to 'get stuffed'

Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.

In defence of 'brexting'

Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?

How a fellow passenger made a mum's day on a flight

As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful. 

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