Pregnancy Discomforts

5 Causes of Sleeping Issues during Pregnancy

During pregnancy you may need to adapt to a few changes. Remembering that a few things starting from hormonal change during pregnancy which causes some issues. The most common issues are nausea and morning sickness, rheumatic, and sleeping issues. Sleeping issues will increase when you enter the last trimester, remembering that the fetal growth will make it difficult for you to find a good sleeping position.

Here are 5 causes of sleeping issues during pregnancy and how to cope with it:

1.  Your Digestion System

Pregnancy will hamper your digestion system so that the body ability to absorb nutrition will also decrease. In some cases pregnant women who are not able to fulfill fiber and liquid needed in her body may be susceptible to constipation. Especially when entering the last trimester where the fetus grows even more which causes pressure to a pregnant woman’s intestines. Besides pregnant women often

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Ways to Overcome Nausea and Morning Sickness during Pregnancy

Morning sickness happens because of increase in hormone. During pregnancy the productions of estrogen and progesterone hormone increase so that it affects the neuron function and the functions of other body parts. As quoted from site according to Dr Marjorie Greenfield stated that around 70 percent women experience nausea at the beginning of pregnancy and around 50 percent experience morning sickness. Even though it is said to be very common but the symptoms in each individual are different. In some certain cases pregnant women might experience morning sickness all day long, only in the morning or some even experience it at night which affects her sleep time. Morning sickness usually happens on the sixth week of pregnancy or less and will increase until the eighth and ninth weeks of pregnancy.

Is morning sickness dangerous?

Morning sickness happens because of hormonal change that can happen anytime, anywhere and in

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Tips to Keep Anemia Away for Pregnant Women

At the first trimester of pregnancy, a lot of red blood cells are used for the fetal development so for you who has an anemia history will increase more than the other pregnant women. In Indonesia seven out of ten pregnant women experience anemia, either from before pregnancy or from the pregnancy itself. The increase happens at the second trimester of pregnancy, one of them is because of unbalanced eating pattern at the first trimester which is caused by health issues such as denial of food intake because of the decrease of appetite, nausea and morning sickness. Whereas at the beginning of pregnancy iron is needed two times than usual, the lack of nutrition is a considered factor. The amounts of calories, protein, fat, vitamin and mineral have to be fulfilled. Besides for you who are experiencing repeated pregnancy in a short period of time have high risk of anemia,

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Causes of Back Pain during Pregnancy

 The growing uterus takes effect on the gravitation, stretches out and weakens your abdominal muscles, changes your body posture and gives pressure on your back. This can also cause back pain if it suppresses your nerve. Besides, weight gain also affects your muscles to work even harder that causes stress on joints, and your back may even hurts more at night.

Besides, pregnancy hormonal change loosens up joints and ligaments on your pelvis to your backbone. This might make you feel unstable and cause pain when walking, standing up, sitting for a long time, rolling on bed, and standing up when we sit on chairs or when you clean up the bathtub, driving, or lifting a heavy load.

You are not alone. About three quarters pregnant ladies feel back pain in a few spots. It is often the pain appears on the next month or hurts more as the

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Cramps during Pregnancy

Cramps could happen a few times during pregnancy. It is not dangerous for both the mother and the baby, but in some cases cramps indicate that there are some serious problems in pregnancy that could endanger both the mother and also the baby. Cramps could happen on pregnant ladies no matter how far along you are in the pregnancy. If the cramps come often and cause severe pain, contact your doctor immediately to make sure your pregnancy is fine.


Normal cramps

Pregnancy has tight relationship with cramps in your lower abdomen. The cramps could happen anytime starting from you not getting period in the beginning of the pregnancy, until the time of labor. Cramps when you do not get any period again during pregnancy indicate some embryo growth in your uterus. This is a good sign that the embryo is developing perfectly. The rest of the follicles that

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7 Ways to Cope With Back Pain during Pregnancy

Back pain during pregnancy is not a shocking thing, but still needs some of your attention. You can consider these 7 ways to cope with back pain during pregnancy - starting from physical activity and good postures to additional therapies. Back pain during pregnancy is not a new thing either because it’s something very common for pregnant women. When you get pregnant, you will also gain weight and your hormones will loosen the muscles and ligament in your whole body. But you don’t have to worry because in general back pain during pregnancy can be avoided and even be treated. You can consider these 7 ways to overcome your back pain.

1. Practice good postures

Because the baby that you’re carrying is growing bigger each day, your body gravity will move forward. To avoid falling because of the weight, you can look for a support for your back. Here are

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The Causes of Pain in Uterus during Pregnancy

Pregnancy will trigger many changes in a female’s body, especially in her uterus. Before pregnancy, a woman rarely realizes her uterus condition, but during her pregnancy, a woman will be more sensitive about the changes and stretching in her body. Fetus movement that feels like it’s sliding in her uterus is not something that you should be worry about, but it is a sign that the fetus is developing really well. But if you feel sharp pain or other suspicious symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

Pelvic muscle pain

Pain in pelvic muscle is a normal thing at the first trimester of pregnancy. This pain might change time to time and in varied intensities, from light pain such as cramps, like what William Sears said on his book “the Pregnancy Book”. Ligament muscles that support the uterus will stretch a little bit by the uterine growth, and the stretch that you

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Itchy Skin during Pregnancy - Here Are How to Overcome It

Pregnancy is a whole new level of every woman’s life in the whole world. When a woman expects a baby, she gets to expect new changes in herself too, either physical, mentality, and hormonal. Because of these changes, a pregnant woman experiences new things too. Either she wants it or not, she has to get through this phase. These new experiences are not always fun, like when the baby kicks the mother’s stomach, but things that bother you like itchy skin and morning sickness. Actually itch that happens during pregnancy is normal. Usually happens at the third trimester.

Itchy skin during pregnancy

There are three causes of itch during pregnancy, dry skin, stretch marks on stomach skin, and PUPP symptom. PUPP stands for Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy that usually happens because of the increase of gonadotropin and estrogen hormone activities. Level of itch also varies. Starting

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How to Overcome Problems during Pregnancy

To overcome problems that happen during pregnancy is something that pregnant women need to know. Thus a pregnancy would not be something that tortures pregnant women, but instead would be something fun. Here are some problems that happen during pregnancy and the tips to overcome them.

Nausea and Morning Sickness

Nausea and morning sickness are the most common things for pregnant women, especially during the beginning of pregnancy or at the first trimester. Nausea and morning sickness are caused by hormonal change that happen to pregnant women. Besides nausea and morning sickness could also happen if a pregnant woman smells certain scents.

Even though nausea and sickness will be gone by themselves when the second trimester approaches, but you should beware of them. Nausea and sickness would cause lacking of good nutrition for both the mother and the baby she carries. The first trimester is a critical period where the

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