Sore Cracked Nipples

Sore cracked nipples occurs due to improper latching on by your baby. So if your having problems seek help from your lactation consultant as soon as possible who are based at Early Childhood Centre's or private practice. Dry skin can also make nipples prone to cracking.

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Eczema & other skin ailments 

It is fairly common to experience itchiness and rashes, particularly around your growing abdomen and breasts during pregnancy. If you already have eczema it could flare during pregnancy. A change in hormone levels and your skin stretching can be to blame.

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Postnatal Recovery

Women often don't realise the importance of continuing to take supplements as part of recovering well. Sleep deprivation, poor nutrition, poor hydration and lack of support for daily tasks like cooking and cleaning and helping you with your baby are all general factors that may make you more likely to become exhausted during the postnatal period. If you are having difficulties due to other reasons aswell then please ask for help, having a good support network in place really can make a difference.

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Fluid retention during pregnancy.

Oedema (swelling) is excess fluids that collect in your body’s tissue. A certain amount of swelling in the hands and/or feet is normal during pregnancy, as you are naturally retaining more water and as your uterus grows it puts pressure on your pelvic veins. This pressure slows down the returning blood flow from your legs and causes blood to pool around your

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After Birth Pains

As your uterus shrinks back to its original size, it contracts causing cramps known as after birth or postpartum pains. These pains will taper after a few days. Breast feeding triggers these contractions and helps reduce postpartum blood loss.

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Brittle nails and poor hair condition during pregnancy.

Pregnancy hormones can affect the condition of your nails, hair and skin during pregnancy. Eating a well-balanced diet that includes biotin and vitamin B complex from foods such as eggs, beans, avocados,

bananas and whole milk or can help maintain healthy nails, hair and skin.

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Muscular cramps, spasms and shooting pains during pregnancy.

Muscle contractions or cramps typically happen in the legs or feet and as your uterus grows it puts pressure on your pelvic veins. This pressure slows down the returning blood flow from your legs and causes blood to pool around your feet and ankles. Your body is also working extra hard and may become deficient in essential nutrients such as magnesium and

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Insomnia during pregnancy.

With so many physical and emotional changes happening, it is no surprise that many women experience insomnia during pregnancy.

 

We at Baby Bump Care recommend any of the following products as part of your Baby Bump Care routine:

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Hay fever & Sinusitis during pregnancy

Hay fever symptoms such as a runny nose and itchy eyes and constant sneezing may feel worse during pregnancy. The hormone, progesterone causes mucous membranes to swell. This makes your nasal and sinus area very sensitive. Allergies to pollen will irritate the mucous membranes even more.

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Coughs, colds, sore throat and flu during pregnancy.

It is especially when important pregnant to wash your hands often and thoroughly and avoid close contact as much as possible with anyone who is ill with a cold or flu virus. If you do begin to feel as though you have caught a cold or a cough, we at Baby Bump Care recommend any of the following products:

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