6 Common Health Problems During Pregnancy & Ways To Treat Them

6 Common Health Problems During Pregnancy & Natural Ways To Treat Them
Health issues during pregnancy

Either the doctor confirms that you’re pregnant or your wife is, you’ll soon realize some changes during this period. Everyone behaves differently during pregnancy. There are many health problems that pregnant women might face during this time. However, there are also many remedies that can be used to treat these problems.

In this article, we'll discuss some common pregnancy issues and how to treat them naturally.

6 Common Problems During Pregnancy & Their Natural Home Remedies

6 Common Health Problems During Pregnancy & Ways To Treat Them

1. Bleeding Vagina

Bleeding from the vagina can be common but it should be taken seriously. This happens when the embryo gets implanted in the womb. However, in some cases, it could be a sign of miscarriage especially if it occurs within the first 12weeks of pregnancy. (1) This shouldn’t scare you but it is important you talked to your doctor as soon as you see signs of blood leakage from your vagina.

However, you should abstain from sex during this period. Also, try as much as possible to use a pad and watch out for the type of blood that comes out and discuss this with your doctor for proper treatment.

2. Morning Sickness

If you feel like vomiting mostly at morning or have a sign of nausea, that’s morning sickness. Don’t worry, this problem is normal among pregnant women. Almost every woman experiences this symptom during pregnancy so you’re not in this alone. However, there are some natural ways to get this under control.

Exercising, and avoiding fatty foods while eating enough dry foods like nuts and crackers may help. You can also try this healthy ginger tea to help fight morning sickness. Just limit the amount of ginger per tea so it doesn't get so strong or spicy. 

3. Urine Leakage

Urine leakage also known as Urinary Stress Incontinence is also a common problem among pregnant women. During pregnancy, you may leak a little bit of urine from time to time especially when you cough or laugh. Although this could be common as I mentioned, it can become a major problem in the future so do see a doctor when you begin experiencing this sign and make sure he knows the details. Alternatively, you can also try a pelvic floor exercise to tackle this problem. Pelvic floor exercise helps in strengthening your pelvic muscles.

This is how to perform pelvic floor exercise.

  • Sit relaxed on a chair and place your feet and knees shoulder width apart and breathe as you usually do.
  • The muscles that are used to stop urine are the pelvic floor muscles. Just try to stop yourself from passing urine for a few seconds by squeezing, holding and contracting the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Hold the contraction firmly and for as long as you can, then release and repeat. (2)

4. Swollen Legs

Being pregnant may cause multiple changes in your hormones including the development of varicose veins which makes the leg look swollen and bigger. This is not a serious condition but you’d still need to speak to your doctor about it. My sister experienced this during the period of her pregnancy and she was advised to take a walk and that was it.

5. Constipation

Constipation or hemorrhoids is also a common problem among pregnant women. This is due to the hormonal changes your body goes through. It could also be as a result of the changes you might have made after losing appetite for certain foods. For constipation, there are a lot of remedies so just stay cool as there’s no need to worry. Focus on eating rich fiber foods and try as much to stay hydrated. You can also read smart techniques to stay hydrated.

6 Common Health Problems During Pregnancy & Ways To Treat Them

6. Vagina Discharge

You may notice a constant discharge from your vagina during pregnancy. This is normal until the discharge becomes sticky and thick. If this happens, speak to a doctor as soon as you can. Aside from this, discharge from the vagina during pregnancy is a normal process as the liquid discharged helps to cleanse the vagina by washing away any infection that may move from the vagina to the womb.

Alternatively, you can treat vagina discharge with a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water. Wash your vagina twice daily to help restore body pH and also control vagina odor.

So, these are some common problems during pregnancy and some ways to treat them. 

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