Monday, December 12, 2016

Health Problems and other Issues that face Pregnant Women

Hey guys,

Pregnancy is the most magical time of a woman's life but it isn't the easiest.

A whole lot of issues will come up during pregnancy, some symptoms are inevitable but others are manageable.

- Morning Sickness:

It's a common early pregnancy symptom caused by the pregnancy hormonal change that usually go away by the end of the first trimester. It can happen at any time of the day despite the name (Morning Sickness)  


* Eating something before you get out of bed.
* Ginger candy.
*Eating a light snack at bedtime to keep your stomach from becoming empty.
*Medications like (Navidoxine) that are safe for baby.

- Leaking Urine:

When your pregnant a certain hormones signal the pelvic muscles to loosen up for delivery, this makes you more prone to leaks while laughing too hard or sneezing.


* Go to the bathroom more often.
* Do Kegel exercises.
* Wearing a pad or a panty liner later at your pregnancy to help absorb accidents.

- Constipation:

At early Pregnancy, hormones slower you digestive system to absorb the most of nutrient and pass it to your growing baby, which can throw off your digestive system. Later in pregnancy the size of your baby can crowd your bowls making it harder to process food.


* Eating foods that are high in fibers, whole meal breads, cereal, Fruits and vegetables, and pulses such as beans and lentils.
*Exercising regularly.
*Drinking plenty of water.
*Avoiding iron supplements, ask your doctor if you can manage without them or change to a different type.

Lower abdominal Cramps:

As your uterus begins to grow, you can feel mild to moderate cramping, it may feel like pressure or stretching similar to menstrual cramping.


*Try to sit, lie down or change positions.
*Soak in a worm bath.
*Try doing relaxation exercise.
* Place a hot bottle wrapped with a towel on the ache.
*Make sure you get plenty of fluids.

Leg Cramps:

No one really know why pregnant women get more leg cramps. It's possible that your leg muscles are tired from carrying the extra weight, or they may be aggravated by the pressure your expanding uterus puts on the blood vessels that return blood from your leg to your heart.


*Exercise regularly to improve blood circulation. Try these foot exercise:
                1. Bend and stretch your foot up and down 30 times.
                2. Rotate your foot eight times one way and eight times the other time.
                3. Repeat with the other foot.
* Rub or massage your foot muscles.
* Avoiding standing up or sitting on your leg or crossing them.


During pregnancy the ligaments in your body naturally become softer and stretch to prepare you for labor. This can put a strain on the joints of your lower back and pelvis, which can cause backache.


*Avoid lifting heavy object.
*Bend your knees and keep your back straight if you are bound to lift something heavy.
*Wear flat shoes.
*Sit with your back straight.
*Make sure you get enough rest.
*A firm mattress also can help, if you mattress is soft put a hard board under it.

Bleeding Gum:

Hormonal change can make your gum more vulnerable to plaque leading to inflammation and bleeding.


* Clean your teeth carefully twice a day for two minutes with a soft filaments.
*Avoid sugary drinks.
*If your hungry between meals, snack on veges and avoid sugary or acidic foods.
*Avoid mouth wash that contains alcohol.
*Stop smoking.
*Rinse you mouth after throwing up.

Feeling hot;

During pregnancy you're likely to feel warmer than usual due to hormonal change and increase in blood supply to the skin, you're likely to sweat more.


*Wear loose clothing made of natural fibers.
*Keep your room cool.
*Wash frequently to help you feel fresh.


It's caused by hormones, it can get worse in the first weeks of pregnancy.


*Taking paracetamol in the recommended dose.


It's caused by hormonal change and later by the growing womb pressing on your stomach.


*Make changes in your diet and lifestyle.
*Take treatment that are safe to take in pregnancy (Antacids), acid suppressing medicines, Iron supplements, Omeprazole once a day. Consult your doctor.
*Stop smoking.
*Avoid Alcohol.
*Eat smaller meals more frequently.
*Avoid eating 2 hours before bed.
*Sitting up straight when eating it will take off the pressure of your stomach.
*Sleep on your left side.


It's because of the changes in certain chemicals in the blood such as hormones. Later in your pregnancy your growing bump, the skin of your tummy is stretched and this may also feel itchy.


* Wear loose clothing.
* Apply lotion.
* Cut down on perfumes.

Vaginal discharge:

All women weather pregnant or not have same vaginal discharge. During pregnancy your vaginal walls get softer and discharge increase to prevent infections.

Towards the end of pregnancy the amount of discharge can be confused with urine.


Anyone can get piles, when you're pregnant hormones make your veins relax which can cause piles. They can be itchy, ache or sore and may bleed a little.


* Eating plenty of food that are high in fibers.
*Avoid standing for long periods of time.
* Using ice pack to ease the pain.
* If the piles stick out, push them in with lubricant gel.
* Avoiding straining to pass stool.
* After passing a stool clean with a moist toilet paper.
* Patting rather than rubbing the area.

These are some of the problems that may face pregnant women, you only need to take a real good care of your body and your baby.

I hope you found this post informative, and please share it with your friends and family.

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