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While there's bound to be at least one woman in your prenatal class who manages to sail through her entire pregnancy without being troubled by so much as a single ache or pain, such mothers-to-be tend to be the exception rather than the rule. The rest of us mere mortals end up experiencing a smorgasbord of different complaints along the way. Here's what you need to know about coping with the 10 most common pregnancy-related aches and pains.
1) Morning Sickness
Morning sickness is one of the most bothersome pregnancy-related complaints, but also one of the most common: studies have shown that 80 per cent of pregnant women experience it to a certain degree.
The reason for morning sickness is your baby is allergic to something you ate.
Consulting with your Holistic Chiropractor who is well versed in this concern is the best thing you can do to overcome this concern. The best ways to do battle with morning sickness are to, with the help of your Holistic Chiropractor, figure out what are the foods triggering the sickness and get treated for them as soon as possible.
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If all else fails, try wearing a set of anti-nausea wristbands: some pregnant women swear by them.
Fatigue is Mother Nature's way of reminding you that you need to slow down. After all, your body is busy growing a baby.
Your energy level will pick up during the second trimester, but you can expect to feel pretty dragged out until that time. The best way to cope is to give your body what it needs: plenty of sleep and plenty of water.
You may find your breasts feel sore and swollen around the time that the pregnancy test comes back positive, particularly if you're pregnant for the first time. Fortunately, this extreme tenderness tends to ease up relatively quickly.
In the meantime, you might want to put your partner on notice that there's a hands-off policy in effect.
High levels of progesterone cause the muscles of the intestine to get a little sluggish when you're pregnant -- something that can lead to the misery that is constipation. Fortunately, the problem takes care of itself if you
Hemorrhoids occur when pressure from the baby's head causes the veins around the anus to swell. You can minimize the discomfort by
Wondering why your back is feeling so sore?
The overstretching of your abdominal muscles, changes to your posture and the curvature of your spine, and the hormonal changes that cause the ligaments in your back to relax are all to blame.
Your best bets for minimizing your discomfort are to
The hormonal changes of pregnancy are responsible for yet another common complaint: heartburn. Your best bets for battling heartburn are to eat smaller, more frequent meals; avoid spicy or fried foods; coat your stomach with a glass of milk before eating; and skip your bedtime snack. If all else fails, you might want to ask your doctor or midwife to recommend an antacid or medication that's safe for use during pregnancy.
It's hardly surprising that you find yourself feeling out of breath each time you climb a flight of stairs: you're subletting your lungs to your uterus! This is why that bothersome feeling of breathlessness tends to get worse as your pregnancy progresses. By the time you go into labor, you may find yourself imitating Jerry Lee Lewis and singing,"Oh baby, you leave me breathless!" There's not much you can do about this particular complaint but count down the days until you deliver -- something that will have you breathing easier for more than one reason.
Whether it's caused by anxiety about the coming birth or the physical discomforts of pregnancy, c is a common complaint during pregnancy. Try exercising regularly; winding down with a mug of warm milk; skipping your late-evening snack; and sleeping with as many pillows as it takes to make yourself comfortable.
Braxton Hicks contractions are the irregular contractions that occur during the last half of pregnancy as your body starts to do some heavy-duty training for the main event (labour!). While they can be very uncomfortable and sometimes even painful, there's not much you can do about them except practice your labour breathing and remind yourself that pregnancy is a limited-time offer: you won't be pregnant forever, even though it may sometimes feel that way.
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Working with a Holistic Chiropractor who can help you develop a well-rounded, multi-faceted treatment plan to help you eliminate any of these signs and symptoms is prudent. Helping you feel better is important, as how you feel directly affects your unborn baby.
Not getting the care you both need will affect you both during the pregnancy. Consider this strongly when moving through your pregnancy.
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