Pregnancy is sure considered to be a magical time and you make some of the best memories of your life during this period. However, your body goes through an awful lot during pregnancy and not knowing how to deal with things might make it a lot more difficult for you. If you’re a first-time mommy, you need to fill your sack with at least the most basic information related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Here are 6 very common pregnancy problems that you’re likely to face and the solutions for them:
1. Morning Sickness
Even before you get over the bling that comes along with the news of your pregnancy, you will have to deal with morning sickness. Morning sickness is not really exclusive to mornings and you can feel nauseous any time of the day. To make things better, give your body a lot of rest and sniff a fresh scent like that of cut lemon, whenever you feel nauseous. Try to stay hydrated and eat smaller meals to get enough nutrition without filling your stomach too much.
Yes, you heard it right. Sadly, a lot of women become prone to acne when they are pregnant and all you can do is to try and minimize the breakouts. Go back to all the skincare tricks that helped you deal with acne when you were in high school. But it’s a big NO to skincare products that are filled with chemicals (these aren’t very good for your baby either). Try natural products and homemade face masks to keep acne at the bay.
3. Pigmentation Changes
Dark patches called chloasma may appear on your face possibly due to hormonal changes and these patches can get worse because of sun exposure . Pigmentation changes also make the area around your nipples, neck, inner thighs, and genitals darker. Your skin usually gets back to its normal form after the delivery but sometimes the patches formed due to chloasma might never go away.
4. Varicose Veins
Hormonal changes during pregnancy and the exertion of pressure on your veins by the uterus may lead you to varicose veins . You are most likely to develop them in your legs and they generally go away within three to twelve months after the delivery, without any medical treatment.
5. Stretch Marks
You might get stretch marks during your pregnancy period in areas like stomach, hips, breasts, buttocks, and thighs. These marks are caused due to the stretching of the skin and they usually occur when you suddenly gain weight. There are many creams and oils available in the market that claim to prevent or remove these marks but their effectiveness is not scientifically proven. You can always give them a try if you want to.
6. Mood Swings
Mood swings are very common during pregnancy and especially during the first and third trimesters . While this is quite normal, you need to consult a doctor in case you’re feeling depressed or too anxious. Try to calm yourself by doing prenatal yoga and taking regular naps. Pamper yourself by eating well, exercising regularly, and sleeping well.
Even though these issues are very common, they need your valuable attention. You need to understand that this is the time when you need a lot of care – physical as well as emotional. Try to communicate your thoughts and problems with your partner, parent, or friend. You need to make a conscious effort to not isolate yourself and to cheer yourself up.
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