Weakness and drowsiness inherent in pregnancy are not always safe features of this unique women’s status. They are also the symptoms of hypotension – decrease in arterial pressure.
If the expectant mother also feels shortness of breath when walking, ringing in the ears or she is often dizzy – you should definitely consult a doctor for diagnosis.
Of course, indices of arterial pressure are especially individual, but it is necessary to find out your normal rate even before the pregnancy, in order to understand whether there is any deviation or not.
High blood pressure is called hypertension, and it, as well as hypotension, can cause complications such as headache, nausea, kidney malfunction in both the mother and the unborn baby.
The pressure will be measured at each visit to the antenatal clinic, starting from the first time that it was possible to trace the dynamics. Raise the alarm if the upper figure is higher than normal by 25mm Hg or more and lower – higher in the 15 mm rt.st. or more.
The increase in body weight and blood volume in pregnant women can lead to unpleasant consequences such as hemorrhoids – swelling of blood vessels in the area of the anus. Also, hemorrhoids may be accompanied by itching, pain, bleeding during defecation. In order to facilitate the state it is important to prevent constipation, drink more water, eat soups, fresh vegetables and fruits.
In general, fluctuations in weight during pregnancy – is a normal phenomenon. But a significant change in appetite, in the absence of toxicity – is a reason to become anxious, it can be a symptom of emotional instability. If the planned 11 kilograms were gained by the expectant mother by 22 weeks of gestation, she should not go on a diet, it is best to review her diet, replacing the useless carbohydrates and fatty foods with light cereals, vegetables and indispensable protein.