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A woman usually faces a lot of biological changes and fluctuations during pregnancy. There are a number of changes that an expecting woman undergoes. Some are major while some minor. However, lack of proper knowledge at times makes a minor problem go worse.
One such minor problem is nose bleeding. Most of the pregnant women face nose bleeding and it is not a major health condition to worry about.
What is nose bleeding and how it occurs?
It is generally the flow of blood from nose which occurs due to the rupture of some veins in the inner section of nose. Nose bleeding signifies high blood pressure and if a woman experiences this, she can make out that she is suffering from a blood pressure problem. When the blood flow increases rapidly, its impact can be perilous for the tiny and vital veins like those near the brain, or those in the inner core of nose. It is very common at the time of winters as during this time the nasal membranes tend to swell and also dry out.
When does it occur in pregnancy?
It usually occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy. This is the time when the baby is in the final development stage and the body needs to adapt to two streams of blood supply. One is for the mother and the second one is for the internally growing baby. Due to the bifurcation in terms of two channels of blood requirement, there are some imbalances in the rate of flow which result in high blood pressure conditions. These generally keep coming at regular intervals and require proper treatment and rest.
Measures to Take
In case of nose bleeding, you should follow a structured procedure so that this problem doesn't complicate. All you need to do is get seated first and avoid lying down on your bed. If you lie down then the blood might flow to the stomach rendering nausea. Therefore, you should remain seated and then press your nose with your forefinger and thumb so that the bridge of nose pinches. This would keep the ruptured veins intact and avoid further release of blood. After doing this, you can apply a pack of ice on the upper region of nose. This would cause the vessels to contract and at the same time put restriction on flow of blood from the damaged veins.
There are several other reasons which can cause nosebleeds and these include:
Therefore, if your nosebleed doesn't stop after the application of ice as well pinching of nose, you may consult a doctor immediately.
The ways in which you can avoid Nosebleeds
You should try to get rid of nasal dryness especially in winters as this is the time when they are highly vulnerable to swelling. To implement this you can make use of oil rich in Vitamin E or several other lubricating and effective jellies like Vaseline.