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Common Health Problems In Pregnancy – How To Stay Safe?

The pregnancy period of nine months for women is both memorable and cherishable time.  But it is also the time for many common health problems to occur to them.  It is due to the changes taking place because of the growing child inside them. But care and safety are necessary during this period. 

The best tips for common health problems in pregnancy is eating healthy food, exercising, being relaxed and free from depression and anxiety and above all to have regular checkups with the doctor.

Some Common Problems During Pregnancy:

Anemia: Iron deficiency anemia is the most common problem to affect pregnant women.  It is due to the insufficient iron content of pregnant women.  The best way to be safe from anemia is to have iron and folic acid rich food or to take their supplements regularly for the full nine months.

Gestational diabetes: It is a kind of diabetes which occurs to the pregnant women between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy.  It the glucose level is not controlled; it may lead to the following problems:

Macrosomia: The developing baby will become too large.

Preeclampsia: It is the sudden increase in the blood pressure of pregnant women. For safety, it is necessary to check the pregnant women for sugar levels, blood pressure and protein in urine from the 20th week of pregnancy.

Depression & Anxiety: Postpartum depression is a common problem for pregnant women.  Hence controlling it with a positive approach with care and concern is critical.  Failing to control it, will not only affect the health of the mother but also the developing child. Also, it is safe to avoid alcohol and smoking. 

Preterm labor: The normal delivery is from the 37th to 39th week.  Any delivery of the child before the 37th week is preterm labor and is a risk for the child and mother.

Varicose veins: It is also a common problem during pregnancy which is uncomfortable but not harmful.  The veins in the legs and for some the veins in the vaginal opening or the vulva are affected and gets better after the childbirth.

Other Common Problems During Pregnancy Include:

  1. Cramps
  2. Infections
  3. Peeing more than normal
  4. Skin and hair color changes
  5. Feeling hot
  6. Incontinence in pregnancy
  7. Backache
  8. Bleeding
  9. Bleeding gums
  10. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  11. Headaches
  12. High blood pressure and pre-eclampsia
  13. Indigestion and heartburn
  14. Itching
  15. Leaking nipples
  16. Morning sickness and nausea
  17. Pelvic pain
  18. Piles (hemorrhoids)
  19. Sleeplessness
  20. Stretch marks
  21. Swollen ankles, feet, and fingers
  22. Teeth and gums
  23. Tiredness
  24. Vaginal discharge
  25. Vaginal bleeding
  26. Constipation

Conclusion –

Pregnant women need not panic for the above common problems and to be safe it is better to have regular visits to Neo Fertility Center for the best consultations and pregnancy treatments.