Hyperemesis gravidarum is protracted nausea and vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy. It can lead to weight loss, electrolyte imbalance such as low potassium or sodium and dehydration. It affects about 3% of pregnant women. It is more than just morning sickness. It is caused by the pregnancy hormone hcg
Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects about 10% of first time mums. It usually happens after 28 weeks gestation and close to the end of the third trimester. If you have pre-eclampsia you will have high blood pressure that causes a headache.
Unfortunately there tends not to be much sleeping in pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. However, there are a few dos and don’ts and a few tricks to help if you are not sleeping.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) involves 2 of the 3 criteria: high androgen levels (acne or excessive hair growth), irregular periods and polycystic ovaries on ultrasound. Women with PCOS may have difficulty getting pregnant because they are not ovulating.
So you were given an estimated due date and it has come and gone. Don’t despair. It’s very common for women, especially in their first pregnancy, not to labour by their due date.