8 Home Remedies for Aches and Niggles

Home Remedies for Aches and niggles

Aches and pain can be very discomforting along with the existing problem of morning sickness, you are dealing with. There is nothing to worry about, you can get rid of those backaches at home. Here are some home remedies you can try at home:

Backache

For easing out your backaches, you need to keep a check over your weight. This could be done with proper diet and exercise. There are special exercises for abdomen muscles which could also help in reducing back pain. Try pregnancy girdle or elastic sling to support your abdomen. Wear shoes instead of heels and try not standing or sitting for longer hours. Do not lift heavy weights.

Constipation

Eat plenty of fiber, fruits, vegetables and whole grains to keep stool soft. Try psyllium (a herbal bulk forming agent.) Also, drink lots of water and exercise regularly.

Contractions

These will usually start after the 20th week of pregnancy. There will be mild painless uterine contractions. However, if they are regular, consult your doctor.

Headaches

Drinking water regularly will be the best solution to avoid headaches. Take enough rest and eat regularly. Try avoiding painkillers. Do yoga and meditation. Take a shower with warm water.

Heartburn

Do not go for heavy, spicy and greasy meals. Instead stick to high fiber diet and drink lots of fluids. Do not lie down directly after having a meal. Raise your head off your bed 2 to 4 inches with a stable support.

Leg pains and Cramps

Wear support hoes and elevate your feet while resting. Use a heat pad or get a gentle massage done on the back of your thigh to ease sciatica. In case of leg cramps stretch your leg and flex your toes and ankles while massaging it. You can even soak your feet in hot water. Wear socks while going to bed.

Urinary stress incontinence

Do Kegel exercises as they will help you prevent or treat urinary stress incontinence, a problem that affects 2/3rd of women during pregnancy. Kegels will help you avoid urine leakage because of the pressure that your baby puts on your bladder. You can also use sanitary pads in case there is urination when you sneeze or cough.

Nose bleeding

Lubricate each nostril with petroleum jelly during the day to prevent nosebleeds. Avoid nasal sprays because they clog blood vessels.

However, it is not advisable to self-medicate. Consult your doctor before trying any home remedies.

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