Nose bleed - scary or not in pregnancy

Nose Bleed – Scary or not in Pregnancy?

Here are few things about nose bleeding pregnancy that you should know:

  1. Nosebleeds are quite common in pregnancy because of hormonal changes.
  2. During pregnancy, you may also find that your nose gets more blocked up than usual.
  3. Sit down and firmly pinch the soft part of your nose for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Lean forward and breathe through your mouth. Not backwards.
  5. Sit or stand upright, rather than lying down.
  6. Holding a covered ice pack, or frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel, on the top of your nose will help reduce blood flow.
  7. 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.

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