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Minor Problems During Pregnancy 2


Passing water:
Your bladder can become extremely irritable due to pelvic congestion from rising progesterone, which is excreted by the embryo. This will lead to a need to urinate more frequently than usual. You will probably have to pass water a few times a day and may have unwanted leakage. Here are a few tips to help you.

You may leak when you sneeze, cough or laugh. To avoid any embarrassment wear a panty liner or a sanitary towel.

Practice pelvic floor muscle exercises throughout your pregnancy. Tighten the muscles of your vagina as though you were stopping a flow of urine. Hold for a count of 8. Then repeat in sets of 10 several times throughout the day.

If you are having to go to the toilet a lot during the night cut out drinking before bed time. But drink a lot during the day.

Try rocking backwards and forwards when you are on the toilet. This lessens the pressure of the womb on the bladder so that you can empty it properly. You won't need to pass water quite as often if you do this.

If you have any pain or blood when passing water you may have a urine infection that will need treatment. Contact your doctor straight away. Drink plenty of water to reduce the irritation.

Piles:
Piles also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen veins around the back passage which may itch, ache or feel sore. If you do suffer with piles while you are pregnant they may get uncomfortable but don`t worry they should disappear once your baby is born.

If you have piles you should, eat plenty of food that is high in fibre check out our healthy eating page and drink plenty of water this will prevent constipation, which can make piles worse.

Take regular exercise to improve circulation.

Use an ice pack to ease the discomfort. Hold it gently against the piles (you could wrap a wet cloth around a packet of frozen peas or something else that is frozen.)

If the piles stick out push them back inside using a lubricating jelly. (We know this sounds disgusting but it will hurt more if you leave them.)

Consider giving birth in a kneeling position to reduce the pressure on your back passage.

Nose bleeds:
Nosebleeds are a result of increased hormone circulation causing your mucous membranes to swell and become congested.

To help the bleeding stop, press the sides of your nose together for ten minutes. If the bleeding doesn't stop try again for another ten minutes.

Hold your head back.

As long as you don't lose a lot of blood you have nothing to worry about.

Sleeplessness:
If you aren't sleeping very well don't worry about it, it often happens during pregnancy. You may also have strange dreams about your pregnancy or your baby, don't worry they're natural.

You may find it more comfortable to lie on your side with a pillow under your stomach and another one in-between your legs.

Relaxation techniques might help, breathing slowly, listening to some soft music try your local library for relaxation cassettes. Your antenatal class may teach you relaxation.

A warm bubble bath might help.

Drink some warm milk before bed.

Have a rest during the day this can make you feel less tired.

Ask your partner to give you an all over body massage.

Itching:
Mild itching is common in pregnancy because of the increased blood supply to the skin. Many women get a pregnancy rash that occurs on their stomach nearer the end of pregnancy.

If you do get a pregnancy rash on your stomach don't scratch at it too much as this can tear the skin.

Wear loose clothing.

Ask your doctor or midwife if there is anything you can take to ease the itching.

If itching becomes severe, or you develop jaundice (yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin) see your doctor straight away.

Cramp:
Cramp often occurs when you are pregnant. It is a sharp pain that is usually in your calf muscles or feet.

If you suffer with cramp pains during the night pull your toes up towards your ankles or rub the muscle hard.

Do regular leg and foot exercises.

Massage your feet, ankles and lower legs before you go to sleep or ask your partner to do it for you.

Stretch marks:
These are pink or purplish lines which occur on your stomach and sometimes on your breasts, thighs, bottom and lower back. Some women get them some don't, it depends on your skin type. You are more likely to get them if your weight gain is more than average. Use baby oil every day to reduce the risk of getting them. After your baby is born they will lessen though it may take a while.

Vaginal discharge or thrush:
Almost all women get more vaginal discharge while they are pregnant. It should be clear and white and should not smell. If your discharge is coloured or smells strange you might have a vaginal infection called thrush.

If you do have thrush, drink plenty of water this will help to take it away.

Ask your pharmacist if there is a cream you could use, or you could use natural yoghurt.

Wear loose cotton underwear.

Edema:
Edema, or swelling, of the hands and feet may occur. This is normal. Ankles, feet and fingers often swell in pregnancy because the body holds more water than usual.

Try to avoid standing for long periods of time.

Wear comfortable shoes.

Do foot exercises

Put your feet up as much as you can.

Soak your feet in warm water.

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