5 Common Pains During Pregnancy

Being pregnant is more than countdowns, gender reveal parties and maternity clothes. There are tons of new pains that will accompany your pregnancy journey the next 9 months. But while discomfort is totally normal during pregnancy, always keep your primary doctor in the loop so they can spot any abnormal discomforts along the way.

Here’s what to expect while you’re expecting:

1) Headaches

When your body experiences hormonal changes, sometimes headaches tag along too. Make sure to get enough rest and always let your physician know when and how often you feel headaches.

2) Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums as a side effect to pregnancy may seem odd, but it happens sometimes. Do not abandon your dental visits while you are pregnant. Furthermore, your hygienist will show you the best way to clean your teeth and your gums if you experiencing any bleeding during pregnancy.

3) Nausea and Vomiting

Hyperemesis is joined with extreme vomiting that results in dehydration. In cases like these, hospitalization may be required. If you feel like your morning sickness has gotten intent without alleviation, call your doctor immediately. Always keep in mind that the common pains listed here are not the only ones felt during pregnancy. Therefore, for all other pains or discomforts felt, always let your doctor know if you feel “off.”

4) Varicose Veins

When you are pregnant, you have more pressure on your legs and pelvic veins on account of more blood volume, which sometimes causes varicose veins. However, varicose veins tend to get better or go away after your child is born. If they do not go away after birth, you can try to elevate your feet or exercise – these tips can help you minimize the added varicose veins. Always consult with your doctor first on best practices.

5) Backache

Gaining weight during pregnancy is expected. However, the side-effects of the added, pregnancy weight are not. Weight gain sometimes causes back pains. To help lessen any back pain during pregnancy, try not to lock your knees and stay away from being in one position for extended periods of time. Always stretch and always consult with your doctor on best practices and exercises you can do to help alleviate backaches.

Our physicians at Advanced Women’s will help you with your post-delivery pregnancy care. Please, give us a call at 661-410-2942 or our after-hours number at 661-368-0040

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