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How to manage minor disorders in pregnancy

By on March 15, 2013 in General, Health with 0 Comments

 

Minor disorders occur as a result of various changes in the body during pregnancy and causes a lot of discomfort to pregnant women, but the good thing is that these disorders can be managed using simple methods and home available remedies.

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Some minor disorders and their managements

Backache; management.

Sit with your back straight and, support it with a back rest.

Sleep on firm mattress.

Avoid lifting heavy objects.

When picking up objects from the ground, bend your knees and keep your back straight.

You can also report to your doctor, or midwife so the can prepare a plan of exercise for you with an obstetric physiotherapist

Heartburn and how to management it.

Eat 5-6 small meals instead of 2-3 large meals.

Sit for one hour after feeding before lying down.

Avoid spicy food.

Take a glass of milk or yogurt after meal.

Take a spoon of honey with a glass of warm milk when you feel heartburn.

Leg cramp and it’s management.

Drink plenty of water.

Eat bananas

Take prescribed calcium supplements.

Do leg exercises

Hemorrhoids and it’s management;

Eat food high in fiber.

Drink a lot of water.

Avoid long standing.

Use lubricating gel to push back pile.

Use a pack of ice, wrapped around a cloth, and the pile, to ease pain and discomfort.

Skin irritation and it’s management.

Wear loose clothes.

Use prescribed ointment to prevent itching.

Take cold shower as often as possible.

Fatigue and tiredness management;

Have adequate rest during the day and good sleep at night

Allow family member help with some of the house chores

Eat a good and balanced diet

Incontinence; management;

Do regular pelvic floor and kegel exercises.

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