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Tips to Deal with a Few Discomforts during Pregnancy

19Aug

Tips to Deal with a Few Discomforts during Pregnancy

Pregnancy may be a life-altering experience for you and your family, but there is no doubt that it can be a source of discomfort. Make sure that you consult a maternity care hospital in Hyderabad or the nearest city and talk to your health care provider. Once the professionals have dealt with you, you can practice a few tips that can ease the process for you. Have a look:

  • Abdominal pain

Stretched abdominal muscles and ligaments may cause sharp pains or cramps. Taking a warm bath or shower, and regular exercise may help. Avoid exercises that involve lying on the back for more than a few minutes after the first trimester, as this may reduce blood flow to the baby.

  • Backache

Control your weight gain by ensuring a proper diet and exercise. Try not to make use of pain killers, and use heating pads instead. Exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles, a pregnancy girdle or an elastic sling can help. Wearing shoes designed for pregnant women might also help.

Do not stand for long periods, do try to sit straight and sleep on a firm mattress to avoid back pain. Lie on your side with a pillow between your legs for relief. Be extremely careful while lifting something, and bend at the knees with your back as straight as possible. Hold the object close to yourself and raise yourself very slowly.

  • Breast Discomfort

For enlarged breasts, wear a bra that provides proper support. If they leak, wear nursing pads in your bra.

  • Breathlessness

Maintaining the proper weight is important for this, along with good posture while sitting and sleeping.

  • Constipation

Dietary fiber is very important in this regard, that can be derived from fresh vegetables, fruits, whole-grain cereals, dry fruit, and bread. Stool softener agents may be recommended, but consult maternity hospitals in India before you take any kind of medication. Drink lots of water and try getting regular exercise.

  • Dizziness and Faintness

When you stand up or get out of bed, ensure that your movements are slow. Sit down immediately if lightheaded, and if you are in a crowd, step outside for some fresh air. Drink plenty of water, and regulate your food intake and sleep.

  • Headaches

Enough rest and proper nutrition are very important along with drinking six or more glasses of water a day.  Avoid aspirin, and such painkillers unless prescribed by a doctor, and try stress reduction techniques instead. Do some simple stretching, yoga or meditation. Sometimes a hot bath with a cold pack on your forehead can also help