Yesterday we spoke about ways to make pregnancy fun and today we’ll be talking about how to handle some common symptoms of pregnancy.
pregnancy differs from person to person, so what one may go through may not be what the other may go through but the very basic symptoms we fear are:
- Nausea and Vomiting: this is very common in pregnancy, so of us go through this the whole pregnancy journey, some others just have it for the first trimester, whatever your situation is its always good to know that there’s light at the end of it all. morning sickness can take different forms. it can be very discomforting to suffer something like this. I have gone through this and i have an understanding of what it feels like.
Solution 1: make ginger your friend. According to PubMed Health, ginger has been studied to reduce this feeling in pregnant women. Either you keep it close by to inhale it or you blend it with other fruits to drink..Just make it your friend.
Solution 2: Eating small but frequent meals may help. Foods high in carbohydrate are best, such as bread, crackers, etc (patients.info).
Solution 3: Avoid anything that triggers the feeling. try identifying what triggers that feeling, once you do, avoid it.
Solution 4: Rest: this has been proven to help pregnant women
Solution 5: Drink fluid little at a time: rather than drink plenty of fluid at a time, drink little at a time.
2. Heartburn: this happens very often especially towards the last trimester and i suffered this too.
Solution 1: Don’t rush your food eat slowly
Solution 2: Don’t lie down immediately after eating
Solution 3: Avoid large meals this means eat little at a time
Solution 4: Avoid certain types of food like spicy, fried and fatty foods
Solution 5: Keep the head of your bed higher than the foot of your bed (Gerd Health Center)
Solution 6: Wear loose-fitting clothing. (Gerd Health Center)
Solution 7: Before you take any off counter drug consult your doctor
3.Itching: this is another discomforting part of the journey. In all my pregnancies i have severe itching
Solution 1: Avoid going out in the heat of the day, since heat can intensify the itching.(Babycenter.com)
Solution 2: Wear loose, smooth cotton clothing.(Babycenter.com)
Solution 3: Avoid hot showers and baths, which can dry out your skin and make the itching worse. Use mild, unscented soap (some scents can cause irritation) and be sure to rinse the soap off well and towel off lightly.(Babycenter.com)
Solution 4: Try putting cool, wet compresses on itchy areas.(Babycenter.com)
You can never know too much in pregnancy, always consult your doctor if you are unsure about anything.
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