breast changes during pregnancy
- Entering 6-8 weeks of gestation there is a change in the breast such as breast augmentation that feels more solid, tight, afternoon, and it was clear picture of the blood vessels on the surface of the skin is Increased and widened. Montgomery glands areola area (black sections that encircle the nipple) seem more real and prominent.Breast pregnant women will be swollen and painful when touched due to the increasing amount of estrogen and progesterone.
- Use a bra that is comfortable with the Appropriate size and nature prop.
- Keep your breast area in preparation for breastfeeding.
- Feel the pressure in the lower abdomen
- You do not need to worry too much when feeling the pressure in the lower abdomen as long as there is no pain, bleeding, and other symptoms associated with miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the womb). The pressure you feel in your lower abdomen is most likely Because The body captures signals a change in the lower abdomen the which is the current location of the uterus. What do you feel is the sensation of embryo implantation in the uterine wall, trying added blood flow, the thickened uterine lining and increase of the size of the uterus.
- Use comfortable clothes (not tight).
- Change your panties with a more Appropriate size so as not to add to the pressure on the stomach.
- Consult your doctor if this complaint is severe or accompanied by other symptoms such as pain, bleeding, and others.
heartburn and indigestion during pregnancy
In early pregnancy, the body produces large amounts of progesterone and relaxin hormone that tends to relax smooth muscle tissue in all parts of the body, including the digestive tract. As a result, sometimes the food moves more slowly through the digestive system, thus giving rise to a feeling bloated and full. Perhaps this is uncomfortable for you, but the slowdown is advantageous for the fetus because it allows the absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream and in turn to the placenta (afterbirth) and the fetus.
Heartburn occurs when the ring of muscle that separates the esophagus (gullet) and stomach relaxes, so food and stomach acid to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus. The stomach acid irritates the sensitive esophagus wall, causing a sensation of heat or burning in the area near the heart. During the last months of pregnancy, the problem is exacerbated by the enlarging uterus putting pressure on the stomach.
- Avoid excessive weight gain so that no excessive emphasis on the hull.
- Do not wear tight clothing around the abdomen or waist.
- Avoid eating too much at once, it would be better if you eat smaller meals more often.
- Eat slowly and chew properly.
- Avoid foods that cause discomfort in the stomach, such as spicy foods, strong spicy, fried foods, fatty foods, chocolate, coffee, sodas, and others.
Cravings (wanted) or even hate certain foods
Cravings or even hated a food is reasonable and related to hormonal changes, especially in early pregnancy. Sometimes it is also influenced by the emotional needs of pregnant women.then fine eating these foods.
- Conversely, if you hate a certain food, then you do not have to force yourself to eat it, just that you still need to find a replacement that has a similar nutritional content.
- Have understanding of husbands or significant others and express your feelings so that your emotional needs are met.
Headache during pregnancy
Headaches during pregnancy is most often caused by hormonal changes, fatigue, tension, hunger, physical and emotional stress.
- Try to relax by lying in a darkened room with legs slightly elevated (propped up with pillows / bolsters) for 10-15 minutes.
- Get enough rest (do not let lack of sleep and also do not oversleep).
- Eat regularly, due to lack of blood sugar levels can trigger pain in the head.
- Attain your environment so comfortable and healthy, such as ensuring that the incoming light enough, circulation smoothly, and the air is clean.
For tension headaches, you can compress the back of the neck with ice for 20 minutes while closing your eyes and relax.
dizziness and fainting during pregnancy
In the first trimester of pregnancy, dizziness can occur due to insufficient supply of blood to meet the circulatory system that are expanding rapidly. In the second trimester, headaches can be caused by the pressure of the enlarged uterus in the mother’s blood vessels. Dizziness can also strike every time you get up too fast from a sitting or standing. This is caused by the transition of blood that suddenly from brain when you change positions. You can also feel dizzy when low blood sugar, dehydration (lack of fluid), and when it is in
- Drink adequate amounts (8 glasses a day), and even more when the weather is hot or you are exercising.
If the head feels dizzy and almost fainted, try to increase blood flow to the brain to lay down, if possible with the legs elevated, or sit with your head resting between his knees, until the dizziness fade away. If there is no place to lie down or sit down, kneel down on one knee and bend forward like when you tie your shoes.