Tips for Staying Comfortable and Healthy While Pregnant

Here are some things you need to know about being pregnant, including symptoms you may have and what to do about them:

How to get rid of heartburn while pregnant. You can always take TUMS while pregnant if you are experiencing heartburn. Some doctors will allow you to take Zantac for severe heartburn. Eat small meals and have the head of your bed elevated throughout the pregnancy to reduce heartburn symptoms.

How to get rid of a headache while pregnant. Headaches are common in pregnancy. You can get rid of a headache in pregnancy by taking acetaminophen or just by resting with a cold rag on your forehead. Most headaches of pregnancy are self-limited and mild so if you just wait it out, it will usually go away on its own.

How to get rid of a yeast infection while pregnant. Yeast infections are not uncommon in pregnancy. Fortunately, the over the counter remedies like Monistat are safe in pregnancy and you can just purchase Monistat cream or suppositories to get rid of the yeast infection.

How to get rid of nausea while pregnant. Nausea of pregnancy is best dealt with by having a little bit of something in your stomach at all times to dilute out stomach acid. It may mean having crackers by the bedside to eat during the night or when you first get up in the morning so you don’t get out of bed on an empty stomach. Eat small meals that are not too spicy so that your stomach is less acidic.

How to get in shape while pregnant. You can get in shape while pregnant by doing just about any low impact aerobic activity. This can include walking, jogging, swimming and sports like golf and tennis. These will help you burn calories to stay in shape but will not harm the pregnancy. Contact sports are definitely not acceptable during pregnancy.

How to get rid of constipation while pregnant. Constipation is common in pregnancy. You can get rid of constipation in pregnancy by taking in a lot of fluids and fiber or by using medications like Milk of Magnesia that can control constipation on a regular basis. Stay active so your bowels are always stimulated.

How to get rid of acne while pregnant. Acne is not that common in pregnancy. If you do find yourself with acne in pregnancy, you can use topical benzoyl peroxide on the facial areas so as to dry up acne spots and prevent new ones from occurring. Systemic medications are not recommended in pregnancy for the treatment of acne.

How to get comfortable while pregnant. It can be hard to get comfortable while pregnant. The best thing you can do is lie on your left side and rest as much as you can. Keep the environment cool so you are not too hot and shift your body around so that you can finally get comfortable. If you have restless legs during pregnancy, you can massage your legs before bedtime and take a warm bath before trying to go to sleep. These things can help you get a good night’s sleep until you deliver.

How to get rid of external hemorrhoids while pregnant. You can get witch hazel pads to help dry up external hemorrhoids in pregnancy. You can also have a high fiber diet so that you aren’t straining so much when having a bowel movement. If hemorrhoids are bad, try to stay off your feet as much as possible and lie on your left side to get the pressure off the veins of the anal area.