Headache in pregnancy

Headache in pregnancy

Pregnancy Hormones increase result in dilatation of vessels thus pooling blood into them resulting in lowering of mother’s blood pressure; also blood glucose level is lowered. Other factors that contribute to dizziness are lying on your back in the third trimester or severe pregnancy induced anemia. Headaches are caused by hormonal changes, blood expansion or lack of sleep. Eat well and rest well.

Heart burn in pregnancy

Heartburn in pregnancy

The commonest symptom in pregnancy, it is due to acid reflux from the stomach to esophagus. It is relieved by dividing your meals into smaller meals and limiting your spices and oily meals intake. Consult your doctor If the condition persists.

Hip pain in pregnancy

Joint and hip pain in pregnancy

due to pregnancy hormones, laxity in joints occur which lead to pressure on the nerves within them. Symptoms range from pain to parathesia. Consult your doctor at once.

Nausea and morning sickness in pregnancy

Nauea and morning sickness

The real cause is not known yet but it is generally attributed to increased pregnancy hormones. It can be reduced by eating food that is easily digested and not spicy or fatty. It is also advised to split your meals over many small and frequent meals instead of 2 or 3 big meals, not to lie back immediately after a meal and lastly avoid nauseating smells and aromas. Symptoms tend to end by the 16th Week. Consult your doctor for treatment and advise as sometimes vomiting becomes persistent (Hyper emesis gravidarum) and needs hospitalization before deterioration.

Leg cramps in pregnancy

Leg cramps in pregnancy

Very common in late months of pregnancy and especially in the evening .It happens due to pressure of the uterus on the leg veins and nerves. Exercise and leg massage are advised.

Teeth and gum in pregnancy

Teeth and gum in pregnancy

Because of the hormonal changes, blood increases towards your gums making it more sensitive. At the same time infection occurs more frequently increasing mouth inflammation and infection. Brush your teeth daily before sleep and after eating. Check with your doctor if there is any problem.

Backpain in pregnancy

Backpain in pregnancy

As pregnancy progresses, the growing uterus press on your backbone vertebra causing pain. Consult your doctor if you can’t stand the pain.It can be decreased by not sleeping on your back, exercise and massage.

Leg swelling in pregnancy

Leg swelling in pregnancy

During pregnancy your legs start to swell, this happens due to the pressure of the uterus on veins and lymphatic of your legs making them pool into your legs and swells them. Sometimes this is confused with hypertensive problems of pregnancy. Consult your doctor to make sure everything is normal. It can be decreased by avoiding long stands, raising your legs on a pillow while sitting and decrease your salt intake.

Constipation in pregnancy

constipation in pregnancy

It is very common in pregnancy due to pregnancy hormones which leads to intestinal muscle relaxation. In addition to pressure of the growing uterus on your intestine. You should drink lots of fluid and eat enough fibers in fruit and vegetables to relieve constipation.

Pregnancy urinary frequency

Urinary frequency in pregnancy

It is normal that urination increase in pregnancy as the uterus presses on the bladder while it grows. Frequency only increases and not pain. If there is pain you should consult your doctor because it might be a urinary tract infection.