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By 15 weeks, you have probably gained about 5 pounds. Don't worry if it's a little more or a little less. If you were overweight before your pregnancy began, you may also lose weight as your pregnancy progresses, which is normal. And even though morning sickness and fatigue may be behind you, don’t be surprised if you still have an unexpected symptom or two.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) – Pain when urinating, abdominal discomfort, blood in your urine, and a frequent urge to urinate with little production, are all signs of UTIs. UTIs are easier for women to get during pregnancy because important muscles in your urinary tract relax and slow the flow of urine. When this happens, bacteria have a better chance of growing, leading to an infection. If you suspect you may have a urinary tract infection, it is very important to report your symptoms to your physician because untreated UTIs can lead to complications during pregnancy, such as premature labor.