Little baby is growing in you, you know you should feel joy, but you can’t because of various problems. You are not alone. All women during pregnancy undergo many changes, both positive and not so desirable. However, disruptive change is not something you have to go by, some symptoms can be alleviated.
Hypertension is easily detected through regular checks of blood pressure during pregnancy. If there is an increase in blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine, fluid retention and swelling, we call it preeclampsia, which leads to deterioration of eclampsia and ultimately can lead to coma and death. That is why it is very important to control this condition. Hypertension is the most common in first time pregnancies, youth, pregnant women, those older than 35 years, diabetics, those suffering from kidney disease, but may also be a consequence of inadequate nutrition (insufficient intake of protein, vitamins B6 and C, minerals, calcium and excess intake of Na).
Nausea are common in the first trimester, and affect the nutritional status and the presence of nutrients in the body of pregnant women. At the time of these problems it is recommended to take more small meals and pay attention to hydration of the body. It’s recommended if feeling nausea to eat a cookie or cracker and to avoid eating strong flavors. In this situation is recommended to avoid orange juice, milk, coffee and tea.
Fetal or gestational diabetes can develop during pregnancy and remain throughout life in 20-30% of cases. In this situation, pregnant women should follow the same recommendations as any other patient with type 2 diabetes.
During pregnancy hormones affect muscle tone and the fetus presses digestive system which results in constipation and hemorrhoids. These disorders can be prevented with regular exercise (improves muscle tone), intake of foods rich in dietary fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) and intakeof at least 8 glasses of fluids daily.
Also, due to the pressure of the fetus on the digestive system is frequent heartburn. In order to minimize this symptom, you should be eaten slowly and relaxed. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods and exercising – up to two hours after a meal.
We hope these advices will help you to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.