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5 Health Oddities Some Women Experience During Pregnancy

Every pregnancy is different and distinctive, but most of the symptoms might be similar to your last pregnancy and the other half might be completely new.

Some symptoms might seem major and might not be that big of a deal, but some symptoms might seem avoidable but can result in complications. So, it is advisable to keep your medical professional in the loop for every big or small symptom, especially if it is causing any discomfort. 

In this blog, we will be talking about some health oddities during pregnancy which might not look usual, so let’s get moving. 

Bleeding Gums/ Gingivitis 

During pregnancy, it is very common to grow sensitivity in teeth and gums, which in turn can cause bleeding while brushing. It is not a major health scare and cannot affect pregnancy, though it might cause oral discomfort. To prevent this you can follow these tips:

  • Book regular visits with the dentist
  • Limit sweet and sugary drinks and food
  • Avoid smoking and aerated drinks 
  • Brush your teeth after every meal 
  • Gargle properly in case you experience morning sickness 


In the early stage of pregnancy, constipation might be very common in some people. It might be caused due to stress or hormonal changes. To avoid constipation or prevent it, you can follow these simple tips:

  • Eat food high in fiber
  • Avoid consuming fruits in juice form and rather have them in their original form 
  • Stay hydrated 
  • Do not skip meals 
  • Indulge in regular physical activities 
  • Inform your doctor about the condition 

Leg Cramps 

Leg cramps are painful cramps that can feel like a sharp stab in the muscles of the lower legs. Gentle stretches can help to overcome them, but it is better to follow these tips to avoid them altogether:

  • Don’t point your toes downwards when lying down or resting 
  • Don’t stand for a long duration of time 
  • Don’t exert too much pressure on the legs 

If the leg cramps become more frequent and more intense, then immediately contact your medical professional. They will be able to share proper instructions with you. 

Skin Discoloration 

Don’t panic if you see red and purple marks below the belt, as it is caused mainly due to increased blood flow towards the female organs. There is no proven way to prevent these bruises. You might also see spider angiomas covering certain body parts. It is a red spider-like branch that can appear on any or various body parts like the chest, near the eyes or neck. This is caused due to a surge in the estrogens and progestogens.

Heat Flashes

Due to heightened blood supply and estrogen levels you might start feeling warmer and hotter than usual. It is nothing to worry about, but to cope with it you can follow the below tips:

  • Wear loose cotton clothes 
  • Keep your surroundings cool 
  • Take frequent showers if needed 

If heat flashes become more intense and unbearable contact your medical practitioner. 

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