Health Issues During Pregnancy

 

While you are really excited about your little one, you might also go through some hard times during pregnancy. This is because your body going through a lot of changes and hence it is trying to cope up with everything. It is important that you are aware of the normal health issues that come up during pregnancy so that you’d know if anything gets too serious. Immediately contact your doctor if you feel something is going wrong. So here are a few issues.

 

Morning sickness
Morning is very common among the first stages of pregnancy. It normally goes away after the first three months; however it could change from person to person. You might even have it for about six months. Morning sickness does not exactly mean vomiting. The feeling of nausea is also experiences without exactly vomiting; any time of the day. Some eating practices that could help you control it are, eating a dry biscuit before you get of bed, limiting fatty and spicy foods, avoiding foods with strong smells, having smaller meals frequently rather than eating larger meals lesser times a day etc.

Bladder and bowel problems
During pregnancy most women experience constipation, urine incontinence, haemmorrhoids, frequent urination etc. Eat foods that are high in fibre, drink plenty of water and exercise regularly to avoid constipation. For incontinence, you could consult your doctor on vaginal weights. Ensure those are safe to use during pregnancy. Also engage in pelvic floor exercise. If you always get up at night to urinate, limit the amount of fluid intake during evenings and night. However drink plenty during the day. 

Backaches
Your body’s ligaments become softer during pregnancy and hence the excess weight of the baby puts pressure on them which causes such backaches. Look for exercises to do when sitting so that you don’t have to put too much pressure on your feet and spine. Do not lift heavy objects, wear flat shoes so that your weight distributes evenly, sit with your back straight and supported and also don’t keep sitting or standing for long. For further relief you could opt for acupuncture, massages, aquarobics etc.

Changes to skin
Most women develop dark patches or spots on their skin along with skin darkening and also stretch marks mostly around the stomach. These are caused by the hormonal changes in your body. The patches usually fade away in a few months after pregnancy however for some it could stick for years. Avoid going in the sun, and at instances where you have to, use a quality sunscreen that could deeply moisturize and protect your skin.