When you ask about pregnancy to anyone that has had a baby, they normally talk about the end result, the beautiful baby they brought home, but nobody talks about the negative side effects that may already be plaguing you at the very beginning. Pregnancy is a beautiful, amazing thing, and the end result is so blissful, that you typically forget the rest. To prepare you for what's ahead and what you can do to help with these pregnancy side effects, read on for helpful information.
1. Morning Sickness
Morning sickness is not as it sounds, it can be a sickness you feel at all times of the day. You may feel nauseous, and even vomit from time to time. Things you would normally find appetizing may be appalling and make you ill. You may also find that you can't eat at all, or find it very difficult to hold anything down. Keeping water on hand can help to keep you hydrated in all of this time of throwing up or feeling nauseous. Also keep crackers on hand to help prevent nausea. Snack on them as needed throughout the day.
Hemorrhoids can occur throughout your pregnancy. They can occur from a change in your bathroom habits, or just from the other changes in your body. If you have a hemorrhoids, you can treat them with hemorrhoid cream. If you have blood in your stool, it could be due to the hemorrhoid breaking open. If this occurs, you may want to seek help from your obstetrician to prevent the hemorrhoid from becoming infected. Be sure to get plenty of exercise to help keep things moving. Also be sure to drink enough water to prevent becoming constipated as well.
Your hormones are going to be all over the place. You may be laughing one minute and crying the next. These mood swings can change in the blink of an eye, for no reason whatsoever. You may have bouts of crying that mimic that of depression, or you could suddenly hate your partner for no reason at all. Your partner needs to bear with you at this time, as you just can't control your hormones. In addition to the mood swings, your hormones can also make you sweat more than normal. You may wake up with night sweats when you never had before.
4. Extreme Tiredness
You may also experience bouts of extreme tiredness. You may need to take daily naps when you normally never would have to do so. This can occur a lot during the first trimester, as your body is struggling to get used to the new addition in your body. If you are tired, get the rest you need. Don't try to push yourself too much, you need to give yourself time to take a break whenever needed.
These are just a few of the side effects of pregnancy that most mothers forget, because when your baby comes into the world, you forget all of these other things. Find someone specialized in obstetrics to talk about these or other side effects you may be feeling and what you can do to help them subside.