How to Manage early Pregnancy ways

Early Stage Of Parenthood

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Reaching parenthood, to most couples is an incredible thing. But to the woman, the mummy-to-be will have a harder time adapting to the change in their body. The moment you reach 7 weeks into pregnancy, your body will start experiencing various changes. Blood supply will increase. The heart works harder and lungs will expand to generate more oxygen. Up to 7 liters fluid will be circulating within your body. The Metabolic rate will likely increase as much as 20 percent.

Common types of Discomfort during pregnancy and Techniques to relieve them

There are a couple of commons complains mummy-to-be will be experiencing during your pregnancy days. Here is the list of things you might be having and how you can smoothen them with a couple of simple techniques.

 

Vomiting(Nausea or sickness)

Research shows about 70% of mummy-to-be will experience vomiting or nausea, a commonly known disorder during pregnancy. This will usually kickstart when you are about 6 weeks of pregnancy though some might be earlier. It is normally caused due to increase amount of pregnancy hormones.  Reduced gastric motility and metabolic changes may contribute to it as well.

Techniques to relieve

Changing your diet in certain food can helps to tackles the issue since mummy-to-be tends to have more sensitive stomach during this period. Best to avoid spicy, oily, fatty foods, having smaller meals. Bedtime snacks such as cheese and peanut butter biscuit will be a good help to ease your nausea. Beverages such as tea and coffee need to be avoided. It is best to avoid any drinks during meals, drink between meals if possible.

 

Fatigue

In the First trimester, mummy-to-be will be feeling tired and irritable due to loss of appetite. The nausea feeling should subside by the time you reach the 2nd trimester. Your energy level increases and appetite should be better. During 3rd trimester, you will experiences tiredness, uncomfortable, you gets stressful and anxiety as time gets nearer to the delivery period. Fatigue will occur during this period.

Techniques to relieve

A good way to overcome fatigue is to use relaxation methods and have ample rest by taking nap during the day if possible. If you are working a working mummy, you can try putting your feet up and relax, taking your lunch and have short tea breaks to reduce exhaustion.

 

Backache

Postural adjustments during pregnancy will commonly result in backache symptoms. Having a bad posture will increase the strain and causes more aches. Nearing to the delivery period as the baby’s head moving downwards and pressing on the lower back also adds to a backache.

Techniques to relieve

Try to always maintain good posture, while in a standing position you should keep shoulders and back straight up. Wear loose comfortable clothing and flat heels shoes, avoids carrying heavy items or bending from waist to pick things.  Regular exercise such as swimming and a brisk walk will be helpful.

 

Excessive urination

You will tend to visit the ladies more often during pregnancy. This is due to hormones change in your body which will increase the volume of blood flowing inside your body, making your kidneys to work harder.

Constipation & Hemorrhoids

Progesterone usually is the cause which reduces the mobility of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract during pregnancy. This indirectly causes mummy-to-be having constipation. With an increase of extra pressure on the intestines and interferes due to growing of uterus, this causes hemorrhoids (Swollen blood vessels) to form.

Techniques to relieve

Drinking plentiful of water/herbal tea during the day and having high fiber fruit and vegetable will helps to relieve constipation.

 

Dizziness

Mummy-to-be tends to have dizziness whenever they change position suddenly, etc standing to sit, sitting to lying down. The cause is due to change in blood vessels, leading to sudden drops in blood pressure.

Techniques to relieve

Avoid standing for long period of time, and maintain a habit to raise slowly when you are standing up. Take small, frequent meals throughout the whole day. Make effort to take in more fluids.

 

Headache

A headache is a common problem which arises to many pregnant woman, especially during the first trimester. This is due to the hormonal change during pregnancy which dilates the blood vessels around the brain, putting pressure on nerves and resulting in pain. It might also be due to sinus, cold or allergies and strain in the eyes due to vision change. Lack of sleep could also trigger a headache.

Techniques to relieve

REST, REST, and REST is the best way to keep the doctor away. Applying of cold packs to your head and eyes, or along the back of the neck will help to reduce the pain.

 

Leg Cramps

Impaired circulation in the legs and electrolyte imbalances (body salts like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium) can lead to leg cramps.

Techniques to relieve
Stay hydrated and maintain a well-­balanced diet, etc vegetables, and fruits. Avoid excess dairy and exercise regularly
Exercise is very important during pregnancy. It not only helps in sustaining your overall health, exercising can ease some discomforts of pregnancy.

Walking can improve circulation and prevent cramps. If you do experience cramps, stretch your leg out and bend ankle with toes toward your head. For muscle soreness after a severe cramp, try Arnica gel or lotion rubbed into the calves.

Swelling

Swelling during pregnancy is normally caused by increase of blood volume(50%) during pregnancy. Increased abdominal pressure from the growing uterus slows down the return of blood flow to your upper body. All of this can lead to fluid retention and swelling – especially in your feet and ankles.

Techniques to relieve
Raise feet 3-5 times throughout the day and rest between 10-15 minutes after prolong standing or walking for long period of time. Wear shoes that are more comfortable. Drink plenty of water or red dates teas (drink until trench thirst). Consume fruits such as watermelon, grapes lemons.

 

 

 

 

 

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