Common Early Pregnancy Problems And Solutions explained by Dr. Rachna Abrol
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Common Early Pregnancy Problems And Solutions explained
In this video, simpliHealth expert Dr. Rachna Abrol, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist practising at Mediclinic, Sector 22, Chandigarh is talking about the common early pregnancy problems and solutions, faced by women.
During pregnancy, a mother undergoes lots of changes inside her body, and there are many common problems that she faces during pregnancy which we will discuss today.
Problems in the first trimester
In the first trimester, which means during the first three months, the most common problem is feeling tired; they may feel weak and feel more sleepy; this is very common. There is nothing abnormal about it, and we don’t require any medicines for this, but we need to modify our lifestyle and listen to our body.
When our body allows us to work, we must do some work; otherwise, we must rest when the body feels tired. We don’t require bed rest for such things. If you think you are fully capable, you must continue your normal activities.
Nausea and vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are other common problems that often occur in the first trimester or three months of pregnancy. And this is also very common, and we can manage it by diet modification.
But if ladies are having problems with vomiting and are unable to eat anything, we may give treatment or medicine for this. Still, slight nausea, vomiting, and not being hungry are very common in the first three months of pregnancy, and usually, this problem settles after 3 months or by 14 weeks.
Problems in Second Trimester
Females usually don’t face many problems in the second trimester of pregnancy, between the third to six months of pregnancy. Because their bodies get used to it.
Problems in Pregnancy
Another very common problem in pregnancy is the increase in the frequency of urination. This is a widespread condition, but still, we perform urine tests so that if there is an infection, we can treat it accordingly.
Often ladies have a problem with swelling in the legs because of the increase in the size of the uterus. There is an increase in pressure due to which fluid is collected in the legs, ultimately causing swelling.
We advise ladies to avoid sitting with their legs down, sit in a lying position with a cushion beneath their legs, and don’t stand for a longer duration. By doing these slight modifications, we can solve this problem, but in addition to those who have a swelling problem, we monitor their blood pressure. Because their blood pressure is high, we need to treat this condition accordingly.
During pregnancy, feeling of tiredness, sleep apnea or feeling sleepy, or sleep disturbance is also a very common problem. We advise our pregnant mothers that they must listen to their bodies if they are tired, then rest.
Sleep apnea, feeling sleepy and feelings of tiredness or weakness are all normal conditions of pregnancy. Everybody reacts differently. So we advise all to do activity likewise.
However, we recommend avoiding strenuous activity during pregnancy, but one can do regular activity in which they don’t feel stressed.
Healthy habits in pregnancy
A healthy diet plays a very important role in pregnancy.
There is an increased requirement for iron and protein during pregnancy, so we must include iron-containing foods like green leafy vegetables, dates, or jaggery.
For protein requirements, you may consist of pulses and soya, and if you are non-vegetarian, you may consume eggs too. But we can’t complete our iron and protein requirements by just diet; we must take supplements for iron and folic acids as advised by the doctor.
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy pregnancy; all the facilities and requirements related to pregnancy are available here. I am Dr. Rachan Abrol practising at MEDICLINIC, Sector 22. I wish you a very healthy and safe pregnancy