Thursday, October 4, 2012

How to avoid feeling hot, headaches and incontinence in pregnancy

Feeling hot in pregnancy: During pregnancy you are likely to feel warmer than normal. This is due to hormonal changes and to an increase in the blood supply to your skin. You are also likely to sweat more.
How to avoid feeling hot
Wear loose clothing made of natural fibers, as these are more absorbent and ‘breathe’ more than synthetic fibers.
Keep your room cool. You could use an electric fan to cool it down.
Wash frequently to help you to feel fresh.
Pregnancy Headaches    
Some pregnant women find they get a lot of headaches.
Pregnancy headache relief    
Try and get more regular rest and relaxation.
Paracetamol in the recommended dose is generally considered safe for pregnant women but there are some painkillers that you should avoid. Speak to your pharmacist, nurse, midwife, health visitor or GP about how much paracetamol you can take and for how long.
Serious headaches during pregnancy      
If you often have bad headaches, tell your midwife or doctor. Severe headaches can be a sign of high blood pressure.
Incontinence in pregnancy   
Incontinence is a common problem. It can affect you during and after pregnancy.
Sometimes pregnant women are unable to prevent a sudden spurt of urine or a small leak when they cough, sneeze or laugh, or when moving suddenly or just getting up from a sitting position. This may be temporary, because the pelvic floor muscles relax slightly to prepare for the baby’s delivery.
Some women have more severe incontinence and find that they cannot help wetting themselves.
Serious incontinence   
In many cases incontinence is curable, so if you have got a problem talk to your midwife, doctor or health visitor.

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