Nose Bleed – Scary or not in Pregnancy?
Here are few things about nose bleeding pregnancy that you should know:
- Nosebleeds are quite common in pregnancy because of hormonal changes.
- During pregnancy, you may also find that your nose gets more blocked up than usual.
- Sit down and firmly pinch the soft part of your nose for 10-15 minutes.
- Lean forward and breathe through your mouth. Not backwards.
- Sit or stand upright, rather than lying down.
- Holding a covered ice pack, or frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel, on the top of your nose will help reduce blood flow.
- Avoid blowing your nose, bending down and much physical activity for at least a day after a nosebleed.
Nose bleed can be frightening, but there’s nothing to worry about as long as you don’t lose a lot of blood, and they can often be treated at home.