Managing Symptoms of Pregnancy
The journey to motherhood has begun. You feel a mixture ofanticipation, joy, hope, excitement, and perhaps a littleapprehension. Unfortunately, these euphoric moments may also include episodes of nausea, vomiting, constipation, and back pain.How do you get through the rest of the pregnancy without thesenagging discomforts? During pregnancy, a woman's body goes through some major changes to meet the demands of her growing baby. These changes are initiated by estrogen, progesterone, and the other hormones of pregnancy, and are often accompanied by numerous discomforts. These normal sideeffects, which vary among women and pregnancies, are not the same ascomplications. Complications of pregnancy include hypertension, anemia, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, and vaginal bleeding.Here are some common pregnancy discomforts and tips on how tomanage them.
Breast ChangesBreast changes include tenderness, heaviness, tingling, as well as an increase in size, darkening of the areolae (skin around the nipples), and more apparent bumps and blood vessels.What may help : Wear a supportive bra. Try different styles and sizes. They may be more comfortable than bras you currently wear.
Food CravingsYour taste may change and you may crave certain foods,especially sweets, while other food becomes distasteful.What may help : Eat a balanced diet and eat as you desire, butavoid binging on high-calorie and high-fat food.