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Nosebleeds During Pregnancy

Nosebleeds during pregnancy are common and not usually a cause for alarm.  Due to all the hormone changes during  pregnancy it causes your body to have an increase in blood volume.  

In your nasal area you have tender mucous membranes veins that swell up increasing  your chances to get a nosebleed.  Another common cause of nosebleeds is from the cold.  Even though nosebleeds are not alarming make sure to keep track of them and tell your physician.

How To Prevent Nosebleeds During Pregnancy?

There are many things you can do to prevent nosebleeds in pregnancy.

  • Stay hydrated: While pregnant is very essential to drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated and healthy.
  • Blowing Your Nose: Be gentle when blowing your nose and avoid doing it forcefully.
  • Heavy Perfume: Avoid any heavy scents that might cause irritation to your nasal passages.
  • Humidifier: Use a humidifier or vaporizer to put more moisture into the air and keeping your nasal passages from having nosebleeds.
  • Vitamin C: Eat more vitamin C rich fruits and veggies to keep congestions and nosebleeds away.

How To Stop A Nosebleed While Pregnant?

It’s easy to stop a nosebleed during pregnancy. Use these simple steps to treat and stop a nosebleed.

  • First make sure to sit up straight. 
  • Tip your head slightly forward. (It’s important not to tilt your head back.  The blood might be rush back to your throat causing you swallow it.)
  • Take your thumb and pinch the soft part of your nose shut.  At this given moment, you will be breathing through your mouth.  You can also use medicated nasal spray before pinching your nose shut to help stop the nosebleed.
  • Ice pack: Use an ice pack to constrict the blood vessels and help the stop the bleeding.
  • 10 Minutes: Pinch your nose for at least 10 to 20 minutes until the bleeding has stop. 

After Nosebleed Stops

The nosebleed should stop after 20 minutes. Make sure to take the next steps to ensure the nosebleeds don’t start again.

  • Avoid blowing your nose
  • Avoid any hot beverages
  • Avoid strenuous activities or exercises

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