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Pregnancy comes with lots of symptoms and complications but varies in every pregnant woman depending on their physiology. These symptoms and complications often cause discomfort and in some cases life-threatening conditions (physical or medical) that can affect both the mother's health and the baby's growth. However, this article provides common problems or rather complications that may be experienced during pregnancy and their home remedies in case of emergencies.
1. Gastrointestinal diabetes
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This is a common condition in pregnant women in which their blood sugar levels become high during pregnancy. This condition may cause your baby to grow much larger than normal, a condition known as macrosomia which may become unsafe for most pregnant women during delivery and can lead to a cesarean section.
Since it's often common in overweight pregnant women, we recommend that you stick to a healthy diet and get regular exercise to reduce your risk of developing gastrointestinal diabetes. Other than taking recommended pills or insulin by doctors to control blood sugar, engage in regular exercise and eat a variety of healthy diets such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Also, reduce foods that contain high sugar.
2. Nausea and vomiting
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For the first 3 months, most pregnant women experience nausea, especially in the early hours of the day (morning). It is caused by a human growth hormone that increases during pregnancy. In some cases, nausea and vomiting may become severe and uncomfortable, we recommend that you avoid strong smells, soothe your stomach with ginger, drink tea, sour drinks, or soda water to relieve and treat nausea.
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During pregnancy, the number of healthy red blood cells carrying an adequate amount of oxygen in some women may reduce due to some underlying condition. To restore these healthy red blood cells, iron therapy in the form of medication and eating foods that are rich in iron is required.
Examples of these iron-rich foods are oily fish, dried fruit, soya beans, egg, nuts, chickpeas, broccoli, and red meat. Iron supplements can also be taken alongside these foods to treat anaemia.
4. Weight gain
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During pregnancy, most women experience weight gain as a result of the growing baby in the womb. However, when a pregnant woman becomes overweight during pregnancy, it increases her risk of gastrointestinal diabetes and C-section delivery. Thus, it's important to maintain a healthy weight before and during pregnancy by regularly checking your weight, following a healthy dietary plan and exercising regularly. We also recommend that you speak with a doctor once you notice any other complications.
All these problems may show symptoms such as headaches, back pain, frequent urination, ingestion, excessive sweating, and more, all of which may become severe. For that reason, we recommend that you quickly speak with a doctor before further complications.
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