Being pregnant is amazing journey for a woman. This beautiful phase gives joy and fulfilment to a woman as it comes from bringing a new life into the world. Pregnancy is a physical as well as emotional change which gives a lasting impact on a women’s life. These nine months develop patience, understanding, fortitude, and courage to a woman.
But pregnancy is not all peaches and cream. As a lot of physical changes occur during this time, weight, body shape and other alteration in the body chemistry and function take place in the mother’s body. The heart works harder, temperatures are slightly higher, body secretions increases, joints and ligaments are more flexible and hormones are altered every time.
One common discomfort is mood swings resulting from a combination of hormonal changes and greater fatigue as well as normal anxiety over body image, sexuality, finances, marriage roles and impending parenthood.
Pregnancy and discomfort often go hand in hand this time. Sometimes discomforts led to body aching and pain. These all symptoms are associated with body changes that take place in maternity and for increasing body weight. Pain during pregnancy usually nothing to be worried about. Headaches, abdominal pain, back pain, leg cramps, rib pain, breast pain etc. are the common aches or pain that one may experience while pregnant. Some lifestyle changes and minor relaxing exercises or sitting posture can relief pains in this time. It is the best way to treat pains but first consult a therapist.
Few tricks and tips should be easy to tolerate that aches. But if pains are severe first consult your gynaecologist. Because your doctor is likely to tell you that without checking with him you shouldn’t take any pain medicines during pregnancy. Even some medicines are not safe to take when you are pregnant. But if the issues are major then you have to take medicines but under doctor’s supervision.
Getting sick in pregnancy can be scary enough. As popping pills may ease your symptoms but stressing you with the fact that it might harm your growing baby. Luckily safe pain killers or analgesics exist but diligence is necessary during pregnancy. Prescription pain killers are usually more potential than over-the-counter ones. Taking as little as you can for as short a time as possible isn’t linked to big problems.
Acetaminophen is common choice of pain reliever medicines in pregnancy. If you suffered from fever, headache, joint or muscle pain you can use acetaminophen or combination with other medicines. Your doctor also prescribed it as well if you’re not allergic to it. Some studies have found that two thirds of pregnant women in US. Take it sometimes during pregnancy. Some research has shown that taking acetaminophen daily or for long periods could put your baby at greater risk of mild developmental delays.
Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) may increase risk of miscarriage and birth defects even if it is taken in early pregnancy. Opioids are also used to treat pain. But they are not risk free. However taking analgesics are always risky as it increased the likelihood of birth defects or complications during labour and delivery.