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Common Complaints during Pregnancy


Psychological and physical discomforts in different trimesters can lead to anxious moments in pregnancy. Have a look at common pregnancy complaints.


While pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases of your life, it sure has its downsides as well. You may be suffering from plenty of psychological and physical discomforts in different trimesters, as your pregnancy progresses. Some of your ailments may also hinder your daily life, however; the good news is none of these shall be permanent and you shall be able to get to your normal course of life once you have delivered your child.

In case your discomforts get too difficult for you to handle, you must bring it up to your doctor. Here we have discussed some of the commonly associated discomforts that you may face during pregnancy. Take a quick look at them.


1. Nausea and Vomiting

Most of the women complain about finding hard to cope with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Although, this is a common issue faced by most of the pregnant women, some women may not experience it at all. Increase in the levels of estrogens in the body is mainly attributed for causing the problems like nausea and vomiting.


2. Fatigue

If you feel tired now, you can be at peace considering the fact that you shall be fine after delivery. It is normal to feel sleepy or tired even after a long sleep. Make sure you have adequate time for rest all through the day. This shall also help you deal with your anxieties better.


3. Frequent Trips to the Toilet

Again it is the hormonal levels that are driving you to the toilets frequently. Also, the increasing size of your uterus is putting too much pressure on your bladder. So, do not feel embarrassed to go to the toilet frequently if you have to.


4. Acne and Skin Problems

While you may start looking good in pregnancy, you may also see some acne breakouts every now and then. Blame it on the hormones if you see those ugly breakouts. Too much of hormone secretion increases oil production and this aggravates skin problems. Apart from the face, you may find the breakouts on your neck, shoulder and back as well.

You can use mild cleansers to get rid of such problems. Non clogging moisturisers can be very effective in this case. Apart from the applications, you must concentrate on the amount of water you consume daily. You can also ask your healthcare provider about different over the counter solutions.


5. Muscle Cramps

If you are experiencing cramps on your legs, feet or thighs, it is common in pregnancy. The cramps are a result of additional weight exerted over the blood vessels and nerves in course of time. In some cases you may experience occasional pain. Again you may also experience constant pain at times. You must immediately report to your doctor if you are facing such issues.

You can try sitting down and relaxing your muscles. Standing up from a sitting position shall also help reduce tension in your muscles. You can look for massage sessions to feel good after consulting your doctor. Your diet too can make a difference in the way you handle those nasty cramps. Make sure to take sufficient amount of potassium, calcium or phosphorous rich foods in your diet. A healthy diet includes a healthy combination of fruits, veggies and foods rich in calcium.


6. Headaches and Migraines

Simple triggers like noise, strong odour, stress can lead to headaches in pregnancy. You can experience cluster headaches that might happen for weeks or months together. Try taking small naps or tie a band on your head for some relief.

If you are suffering from migraines now, it may be due to the rising hormonal levels. Ginger offers natural relief in migraines. You can add ginger to a cup of tea that you take in the evening for some relief.


9. Backache

This becomes an acute problem as you progress in your pregnancy. Your body is bearing the additional weight for long that makes your backache worse than ever. Make sure you are not standing for long. Additionally, you must not bring up heavy weights or stand up straight from the sitting position.

It is necessary to take right precautions in order to deal with common health issues that can arise during pregnancy. Having a healthy diet and exercising under the supervision of a certified expert after consulting your doctor can help you to eliminate number of common complaints that arise during pregnancy.


What discomforts are common in pregnancy? How to ease pregnancy complaints? How to prevent common discomforts in pregnancy? Discuss here.

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