FACT OR MYTH
PREGNANCY AND STUFFY NOSES
It is not uncommon for pregnant women to get a very stuffy and runny nose. After ruling out other causes of nasal obstruction and allergic rhinitis, it becomes apparent that the cause of the nasal congestion is pregnancy. This condition is very common but rarely written about. It is a type of nasal congestion not due to any cause other than pregnancy and it disappears within two weeks of giving birth. Read more here!
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the most common lower genital tract infection in women of reproductive age. The condition may occur in up to 32 percent of pregnancies. Typically, BV shows up as a discharge with a strong, fishy odor. This is usually what alerts the woman that she should get medical help, and BV is not recognized until your report the discharge. During pregnancy, BV is similar to how it is in non-pregnant women, but negative consequences are more likely in pregnant women. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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WHY CAN’T I SLEEP WELL DURING THE THIRD TRIMESTER?
Before your new baby is born, you’re likely to hear a lot of unsolicited advice. One of the toughest tidbits to receive is, “Sleep now, because once the baby is here, you’ll never get a good night’s sleep again!” First off, what are you going to do at this point? The baby’s coming, and he or she will change your life in many ways (most of them wonderful). Another problem with this suggestion is that for many pregnant people, sleep has already gone through the window by third trimester. Read more here!
Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is “My Calendar” which is synchronized with the dates from “My due date calculator”. To see a Pregnancy Daily Tip, touch or double click the block with very soft red background for the desired day. To create an Event, touch or double click on the day when the event happens and enter the requested information on the pop-up window. Learn more here!