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Things you need to know

Things you need to know

Common discomforts during pregnancy

Common discomforts during pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body undergoes a variety of changes that can cause you high levels of discomfort. Some common discomforts include:

 

Constipation

As your pregnancy progresses, you can expect to feel increased pressure on your rectum and intestines. This pressure can interfere with the process of digestion and bowel movements often leading to constipation. 

 

Headaches

Headaches are highly common especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. These aches are usually triggered by hormonal changes. 

 

Dizziness during pregnancy

Dizziness is another common discomfort experienced by pregnant woman. It can be caused by low blood pressure, low blood sugar levels, low levels of iron in the blood and dehydration. 

 

Bleeding gums

Your dental health gets largely affected during your pregnancy. Most women experience bleeding gums as a result of increased blood flow. 

 

Yeast infections during pregnancy

Hormonal changes in pregnancy can induce yeast infections. Most women also experience an increased amount of vaginal discharge raising the odds of infections. 

 

Pregnancy stretch marks

A vast majority of women undergo skin changes. One of the most common skin changes in pregnancy are stretch marks. These pink coloured marks are caused by sudden weight gain. 

 

Back discomfort during pregnancy

Back pain during pregnancy is a common complaint among women. As your pregnancy progresses, you experience increased weight on your back causing a shift in the centre of your gravity. 

 

Morning sickness

Morning sickness includes nausea and vomiting. It is among the early signs of pregnancy. Morning sickness can strike at any time of the day and usually subsides on its own. 

 

Fatigue

Pregnancy hormones and increased changes in your body can make you feel very sleepy and tired. 

 

Varicose veins

This discomfort is usually seen during the later stages or pregnancy. Varicose veins are swollen, purple-coloured veins that appear on your legs and around the vagina. This is caused as a result of increased pressure on the legs and pelvis. 

 

Heartburn and indigestion

Each woman experiences a different type of food aversion or craving during pregnancy. Certain food items can act as triggers causing heartburn and indigestion in women.

Tips to cope with common discomforts during pregnancy

Tips to cope with common discomforts during pregnancy

Here is how you can manage the common discomforts during pregnancy:

 

FAQs
FAQs

Nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) is common discomfort experienced by a vast majority of women. 

You should maintain dental hygiene and visit your dentist to help manage bleeding gums. 

You can manage constipation during pregnancy by drinking plenty of fluids and eating high-fibre fruits and vegetables. 

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