6 Common Discomforts During Pregnancy with Remedies

In this post, we will tell you about the natural changes during pregnancy with some remedies to overcome discomforts.

The blood flowing through the body

Now during pregnancy, the body creates a number of new blood vessels in order to supply oxygen to the placenta and to the growing baby.

Now the body takes a little bit more time in order to create actual blood cells. So first the volume is increased. This can lead to a drop in blood pressure in the first and early second trimester of pregnancy. Now a drop in blood pressure can be dangerous because it can cause lightheadedness and dizziness especially when you go from sitting to standing.

Additionally, because the body needs more oxygen and there’s a little bit less blood the heart has to work a little bit harder to pump it through the body. This causes an increase in the heart rate. This can make you a little bit more tired. And when you walk things that you could have done before more easily what will cause you to tire out and feel your heart beating a little bit faster.

Here are a few tips and tricks on how to deal with this lightheadedness and fatigue:

  • If you feel a little bit dizzy especially after standing up make sure that you relate to it. Don’t ignore this feeling of lightheadedness. Sit down and have a drink of water. Especially if this is early in pregnancy. And coffee is available you can also have a cup of coffee. Caffeine increases your blood pressure and this can be good especially if you’re feeling this lightheadedness and dizziness after standing up.
  • The second important tip for you to remember is to stay hydrated. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times and constantly sip it throughout the day. Now I know this makes you go to the bathroom a little bit more but it’s very important to stay hydrated during pregnancy.
  • The last tip that I want to give you if you’re feeling lightheadedness dizziness or that your heart’s beating a little bit too fast is to take a break and lay down on your left side, not on your back. Now if you lay down on your back you may be obstructing some of the blood that’s trying to flow blat back to the heart and make the heart work a little bit harder. This is why it’s important to make sure you lay down on your left side and not on your back.

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