The majority of women think that they know all about the being pregnant symptoms. However there are some that people don’t really talk about because they are strange and in some cases embarrassing. However that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get prepared for them.
Discharge as one of the pregnancy symptoms
It is common for pregnant women to notice pale yellow or sticky white discharge that could be constant during pregnancy. This makes women feel like they always need clean undies. If the discharge has a foul odor or you experience burning or itching you should talk to your doctor.
You should also talk to your doctor about this symptom of pregnancy if it becomes yellow, watery or thick. It is possible that you are affected by an infection. The cause of the symptom is the increased vaginal blood flow and the fluctuations of the hormone levels.
It is normal for pregnant women to see another pregnancy sign: leaking when coughing or laughing. The cause of the problem is obvious: you have to drink a lot of fluids, you gain some weight and there is the weight of the uterus and of the baby sitting right on your bladder.
In order to deal with this sign of pregnancy, you should go more often to the toilet. The more urine you hold in, the higher the chances of leaking are. It is also a good idea to have mini-pads with you and a pair of clean undies. In order to strengthen the muscles, you should do some Kegel exercises.
To make the sign of being pregnant better you should empty your bladder and then contract the muscles of the pelvic floor. Then the muscles will naturally release. At this point tighten again until you get a tingling sensation. Hold the contraction for about 20 seconds. You should do 5 exercises per day.
Bloating and passing gas
This is one of the most embarrassing pregnant women’s symptoms. Know that during pregnancy, intestines are sluggish because of the elevated levels of progesterone. It is said that if you treat constipation, the gas and bloating should get better as well.
However, things aren’t always that simple when it comes to the pregnant women’s signs. There are some foods that could cause problems, such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, corn and carbonated beverages. If the problem doesn’t disappear, you should talk to your doctor.
Nose bleeds as a symptom of expecting mothers
The high levels of hormones and the extra blood flow make the mucus membranes dry, swollen and they could bleed. In this case you could take saline nose drops. It may also be useful to use a humidifier and make sure that you drink plenty of fluids.
In order to take care of the symptoms you experience, you should hold your head straight and pinch your nose until the bleeding stops.
There are some other symptoms for pregnancy as well that could turn out to be quite embarrassing.