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Most Common Pregnancy Complaints


Most common pregnancy complaints.

Post by RajniIvf, Jan 06, 2021.
Pregnancy Sickness Occurs Survival tips

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Problem 1 # Morning sickness

The greatest misconception about this common pregnancy concern is that it occurs only in the morning. In truth, it actually occurs anytime of the day or night. It is often prompted by the smell or taste of certain foods and usually occurs within the first four to eight weeks of pregnancy. It has, however been known to develop as soon as fourteen days after conception. The important thing to remember is that, morning sickness as a common part of pregnancy and so long as it remains within the normal time frame, it’s not considered harmful to you or baby.


Why Morning sickness occurs

No one is certain exactly why it occurs, but most experts believe that the pregnancy hormone hCG(human Chronic gonadotropin- plays a big role. Perhaps not coincidentally, levels of hCG are highest during first trimester, when the risk of morning sickness is greatest.

Studies show problem can also develop as a result of the quick rise in estrogene and progesterone levels that occurs in early pregnancy which can temporarily change the muscle contraction and relaxation patters of your stomach and intestines, which further increases the feelings of nausea.

Survival tips to morning sickness

  • 1. Identify personal nausea triggers: Most women respond to the smell of meat, fish and poultry and other common odours like greasy, fatty foods, onions, garlic and pungent spices. By identifying nausea triggers, you can work on reducing exposurewhich in turn can completely eliminate episodes of morning sickness.

  • 2. Never go to bed Hungry: Since low blood can sometimes trigger nausea, eat a high –protein snacks before bed time. Also avoid high-sugar snacks or simple carbohydrates late at night, since they can drop in blood sugar and precipitate morning nausea.

  • 3. Limit fluid intakes with meals: Instead, drink between meals and try tummy soothing beverages like ginger tea, green tea.

  • 4. Switch the prenatal Vitamins or the time you take: The high iron content in most prenatal vitamins can leave you feeling nauseous much of the time.so talk to your doctor about switching to low-iron formula for the first trimester.

  • 5. Rise slowly:When you do get up –whether in the morning or after a nap – do it slowly. Rising too quickly can throw off your equilibrium and contribute to the queasies.

  • 6. Eat Often:Instead of three meals adapt for six smaller ones if nausea is particularly severe.

Problem 2 # Backaches

As per the studies 50 per cent of all pregnant women symptoms often begin around sixth month and for some ,can continue up to six months after giving birth.


What causes pregnancy backaches?

Regardless of the type of pain you experience, experts say that cause is nearly rooted in biochemical and physiological changes that begin in the second trimester. As your uterus rapidly expands, your entire spine shifts backward, along with your centre of gravity. This in turn throws off your balance. As your body tries to compensate for the changes, you make subtle shifts in posture that ultimately can put significant stress on your back.

Tips to reduce pregnancy back pain naturally

1.Exercise: If you start the back-strengthening workouts before your pain begins, you may head off the risk of problems and avoid many back pain complaints. If the pain has already started, the simple moves that can help realign your spine and reduce pressure. And also have to make a conscious effort to sit as straight as possible can help create a posture mind-set.

2.Carry a pillow everywhere: Using a small cushion to support your lower back can do wonders for reducing lower back strain.

3.Heat, cold massage:Hot or cold compresses, alone or with massage can be major pain relievers. While heat can add comfort, cold can numb pain.

4.Low heel shoes:Experts say to look for low heel shoes about 1.5 to 2 inches in height with good removable arch support. Also wearing shoes that are too tight or too short may contribute to back or leg pain.

Problem 3# Heart burn and gastrointestinal upsets

One of the common pregnancy problems during pregnancy is heart burn, burping, indigestion and even pain in your oesophagus.


What causes the heartburn and gastrointestinal problems?

The problem is once again those pregnancy hormones, which slow digestion, leaving food in your stomach much longer. This in turn increases the risk that acid will splash into your oesophagus and ignite the burn. In addition, high levels of hormone progesterone can also cause the muscle between your oesophagus and stomach to relax, making it easier for this to occur.

Tips to reduce heart burns

1.Your first line of defence is to avoid large meals and spice foods. Both of which can encourage more acid production. Additionally, if you prevent your stomach from being empty, you may find you have less heartburn.

2.If your gastric problems occur mostly at nights, avoid spicy or fatty foods as well as caffeine, carbonated beverages.

3.As per the doctor’s advice take safest and simple antacid drugs .And also mucosal protected medications known as sulcrafates are safest because they are not systematically absorbed by your body means they will never reach your baby. Talk to your doctor about which of these treatments might be right for you. There are few heartburn medication you should never take while pregnancy because they may be linked to increased risk of miscarriage, birth defects.