Pregnancy, also known as gestation, is the time during which one or more offspring develops inside a woman.
Today we are going to study most common problem faced during pregnancy and these issues occur during pregnancy and it’s quite common.
Of course, you should always consult your doctor if your are having any discomfort during pregnancy. In our case study, we’ve compiled a list of common pregnancy problems you may experience during pregnancy.
Common Problems Are:
Headache: You may experience mild headache in the first few weeks of pregnancy, while sometimes, it could also be very bad/extreme. Even though they are an (usual/ commonly and regular/ healthy) event, headaches can be very uncomfortable.
The main reason you experience headaches when you are (having a baby developing inside the body) is the change in your (chemical produced by the body) levels.
Try yoga or relaxation ways of doing things, make sure you get enough sleep and are well rested and drink at least eight to ten (glass drinking containers) of water to (make something as small as possible/treat something important as unimportant) the discomfort.
Urinary Incontinence: is the (inability to hold in urine and/or feces) is a condition in which you may unwillingly end upleaking a little urine while you cough, sneeze or sometimes even laugh out loud.
Though it can be very embarrassing, it is one of the very common problems during pregnancy and for some time after your pregnancy.
When you are (having a baby developing inside the body), your hip-related muscles begin to relax and prepare for the upcoming birth. It means that you have less control over your hip-related muscles. You can ask your doctor to recommend you some hip-related floor exercises and also let you know which ones are safe for you to try.
Feeling Very Hot: It is quite (usual/ commonly and regular/ healthy) to feel hot at all times, even when the weather may not be that hot.
You may feel that you are always sweating, or feel too reddish-pink and uncomfortable, as if you are having a heatstroke.
The change in your (chemical produced by the body) levels along with the increase in the supply of blood to your skin is responsible for this increase in your body heat during pregnancy.
Feeling Excessively Tired: Sometimes, you may start feeling tired only around the third trimester, but in many cases, you can also feel very tired during your first 12 weeks.
The many hormonal changes that you experience will make you feel tired at all times, even if you have rested well.
Listen to your body and get rest whenever you feel tired. Avoid walking too much or doing things that can tire you.
Bleeding in the Gums: When you are (having a baby developing inside the body), you may experience some swelling and pain in your gums, especially when you brush.
You may (see/hear/become aware of) blood from your gums while you brush, which often happens when there are hormonal changes as a result of being (having a baby developing inside the body).
The condition is commonly known as pregnancy gingivitis, and can also sometimes be an indication of gum disease. Make sure you speak to your doctor and dentist about it.
Constipation: The many hormonal changes in your body can often leave you feeling (unable to have a bowel movement), or make it very uncomfortable for you to pass stool.
To avoid (inability to have a bowel movement), make sure you drink at least eight to ten (glass drinking containers) of water each day. Think about/believe including more liquids to your diet, such as fresh juices, milkshakes, tender coconut water and such.
If your doctor has started you on iron adds to/helpful additions, ask if you can change the brand or put it on hold for some time. This is one of the seen problems of pregnancy.
Vivid, Strange and Unexplainable Dreams: It may often be scary, but it is very (usual/ commonly and regular/ healthy) to have colorful dreams when you are (having a baby developing inside the body).
In most cases, the dreams will be very strange and you will find it hard to explain why you had such a dream in the first place.
Having such dreams is very common. When you are (having a baby developing inside the body), especially if you are (having a baby developing inside the body) for the first time, it can give rise to a lot of fear and stress and confusion. You may constantly be worrying about how you will cope up as a mother, how you can secure/make sure of that both you and your baby are safe and many more such things. The doubt, the fear and stress and all the hormonal and other changes happening inside you are what can lead to the unexplainable and colorful dreams.
Heartburn and Indigestion: The hormonal changes you go through will lead to indigestion, sometimes as early as the start of your second trimester.
Also, as your unborn baby grows bigger and your womb expands, it will put a lot of pressure on your stomach. As a result, you can experience a lot of indigestion and heartburn.
Eat light meals and break them up into six small meals through the day instead of three big ones. Avoid eating fried or oily food and choose lighter meals. Do not stay hungry as it can trigger heartburn.
Bleeding Through The Nose: While it can definitely make you panic, a little nose bleed when you are (having a baby developing inside the body) is actually very common and nothing to worry about.
The main reason is the change in your levels of (chemicals produced by the body).
Also, when you are (having a baby developing inside the body), your skin tends to get drier than usual. The same applies to the skin inside your nose, which can often feel teased and bleed a little.
Itching: When you are (having a baby developing inside the body), your body will pump a higher amount of blood to your skin. As a result, you will feel the skin starts itching.
Once you reach towards your third trimester, or your bump starts to grow much/a lot, it will stretch the skin around your abdomen and lead to more itching.
Mild itching is common and natural, but make sure that you do not suffer from extreme itching. If you do, it could be a sign of a health condition known as obstetric cholestasis or intrahepaticcholestasis of pregnancy (ICP)
Leakage From Nipples: You probably thought that you will start producing milk once your baby arrives. In fact, your body will start preparing milk as soon as you are (having a baby developing inside the body).
It is completely and totally (usual/ commonly and regular/ healthy) for your breasts to start leaking a little milk when you are (having a baby developing inside the body).
The fluid that you see now will be rich breast milk, the first milk that your body produces.
Increase In Vaginal Discharge: During your pregnancy, you may (see/hear/become aware of) an increase in the amount of discharge from your vagina.
Not only will the amount change, but you will also (see/hear/become aware of) a difference in the texture and smell of the discharge.
Do not worry, as it is very (usual/ commonly and regular/ healthy). When you are (having a baby developing inside the body), the walls of your vagina will turn softer. The increase in vaginal (slow release of a liquid) will help to fight off any infection that can otherwise move from the vagina to the womb.
Bleeding From The Vagina: While bleeding from your vagina while you are (having a baby developing inside the body) is a common and (usual/ commonly and regular/ healthy) event, you need to tell your doctor about it the moment you spot it.
The little blood you (see/hear/become aware of) during your early pregnancy is known as spotting. It happens when the (animal in a very early life stage) gets inserted in the walls of your womb.
If you (see/hear/become aware of) the bleeding in the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy, it could also be a sign of miscarriage or a (being or happening in the wrong place) pregnancy . Do not panic yet, as many women who do experience vaginal bleeding during this time also go on to have healthy pregnancies and births. Make sure you do inform your doctor immediately about it though.
Unable To Sleep Or (cannot sleep): As tired and exhausted as you may feel when you are (having a baby developing inside the body), it is also possible that you will find it very hard to sleep.
The many changes in your body and the hormonal (too much of one thing and not enough of another) that you are going through at this time will also make it hard for you to get proper sleep. Once your abdomen grows much/a lot, you may also feel a lot of pressure when you lie down.
Don’t think about it too much, as it will make you worry more and further get away from sleep. Try and find a position that you feel is the most comfortable for you. If you feel you can’t sleep for too long at a stretch, nap during the day and whenever you can. You can also try and sit in a comfortable chair and get some sleep time.
Pain In The Hip-related Area: While it is not very common, many women do experience a lot of pain and discomfort in their hip-related area while they are (having a baby developing inside the body).
The hip-related pain during pregnancy is known as pregnancy-related hip-related girdle pain(PPGP) 3 or symphysis pubis (harmful, angry behaviors) (SPD) 4 .
Some common signs of PPGP are pain on both sides of your lower back, pain in the area between your vagina and anus, and pain over and near the pubic bone.
You can feel the pain most when you are walking, turning in bed, climbing stairs or standing on one leg.
Speak to your doctor immediately, as soon as you (see/hear/become aware of) the pain problem during pregnancy.
Pregnancy comes with many changes to your body, and many of them can lead to different uncomfortable signs of sickness. While most of the problems during pregnancy shared here are very common, remember that every pregnancy is (like nothing else in the world). What can be(usual/ commonly and regular/ healthy) for someone may need medical help in another. So make sure you discuss everything with your doctor.
Moms, which of these problems did you face while you were (having a baby developing inside the body)? Do tell us about it here.