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.

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 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.