How to Combat With Aches During Pregnancy| Blog By Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir, Parasbliss Panchkula

Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula

During pregnancy, you are likely to experience different aches starting from your first trimester like cramping, which generally results from normal changes that occur during your baby’s development. It is important to know about the changes that your body might be experiencing. You may develop a number of health issues and may feel sick at times, however being informed is the most important aspect of it all. Consult a physician or your gynecologist at once, if you feel that the issues are flaring up or getting out of hand. Please also note that in pregnancy it is important that you don’t ignore your signs and take proper precautions, as necessary.

Issues that pregnant women might face:  


Headaches are common during pregnancy. Before you take medicine, ask your health care provider if it is safe to take. Other than medicine, relaxation techniques may help. Feeling a squeezing pain or a steady dull ache on both sides of your head could signal a tension headache. This usually harmless pregnancy symptom is especially common during the first trimester. Take a nap, eat chocolate, meditate or relax. Do anything natural and organic to relieve yourself of the pain. Studies also highlight that light workout during pregnancy may help you get rid of a headache.

Pain in Your Lower Abdomen

This commonly happens between 18 and 24 weeks. When you feel the pain move slowly or change positions. Mild aches and pains lasting for short periods of time are normal. But see your doctor right away if you have constant, severe abdominal pain, possible contractions, or you have pain and are bleeding or have a fever. Please note that this can be a serious concern and might need medical attention. Do not try to go for any pain medication. The fewer the medicines the better it is.

Numbness and Tingling

As your uterus grows, it may press on the nerves in your legs. This may cause some numbness and tingling, you may have a feeling of pins and needles in your legs and toes. This is absolutely normal and will go away after you give birth and to disappear it may take a few weeks to months. You may likely to have numbness or tingling in your fingers and hands this happens often when you wake up in the morning. It will go away after you give birth. If it is uncomfortable, you can wear a brace at night. Consult your doctor to check any persistent numbness, tingling or weakness to ensure there is not a more serious problem.

Leg Aches and Pains

Since you are carrying the extra weight during pregnancy can make your legs and back hurt. Your body will also produce a hormone that loosens ligaments throughout your body to prepare you for childbirth. However, these looser ligaments are more easily injured, most often in your back, so be careful when you lift and exercise. Leg cramps are common in the last months of pregnancy. Sometimes stretching your legs before bed will reduce the cramps.

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