World Pregnant Day: During pregnancy, the woman’s body undergoes many physical changes and therefore local or generalized pain may occur that may occur during certain periods of pregnancy and even persist during pregnancy. The most common pains are headaches (more commonly known as headaches), abdominal or groin pain, back pain, pain and malaise in the legs and feet, chest pain and uterine pain.
In summer with high temperatures and excess light and humidity, crises and headaches are more common. During exposure to the sun, the pain-modulating center is activated and there is a major expansion of the cerebral cortex and cerebral cortex, leading to a crisis.
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Headaches during pregnancy are quite common, especially in the first trimester. They occur due to increased production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, high blood pressure or increased nervous tension. Sometimes there may be a temporary drop in blood pressure that causes hypotension, which is associated with hypoglycaemia and is responsible for headaches associated with nausea.
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Pain in the abdomen or groin
These pains tend to be more frequent after the second trimester and occur when the ligaments and muscles that surround the uterus are stretched and expressed as the pregnancy progresses. They are characterized by being short, strong and excruciating pain, but also continuous pain in the lower abdomen or groin. The best way to relieve this pain is on the pregnant woman to move slowly and change position.
They occur as a result of increased tension in the back. To relieve back pain it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, avoid long periods of standing, correct posture when sleeping or sitting, do not make any effort or carry/lift heavy objects. Sometimes occasional contractions can occur in the womb from the second half of pregnancy, called Braxton-Hicks contractions. Although they are rare, irregular and do not cause pain, these contractions may be associated with lower back pain.
Pain in legs and feet
Foot pain and discomfort occur as a result of weight gain during pregnancy. In addition, the hormones that appear during pregnancy relax the ligaments in the lower back and those in the knees, making them more vulnerable to damage. As a result of the increase in the uterus it can put pressure on some nerves, causing hardening and tingling in both the feet and hands. This feeling is quite common, but it disappears after delivery.
Chest pain and uterine pain
The uterus is a very elastic organ, a muscle that expands with the development of pregnancy, which can cause discomfort. The woman‘s breasts also increase in size and become heavier and more sensitive.
According to Ana Pedro, President of the Portuguese Association for the Study of Pain (APED), “at this world burial day it is important to remember that the pain associated with the pregnancy itself, which often creates anxiety and fear in future mothers, must also be accompanied by the doctor so that they do not extend beyond this period. Many times, as a result of effort or poor posture during pregnancy, other more complex problems arise in the future”.
Most pain experienced during pregnancy is physiological and stems from the pregnancy itself, but other pain can be pathological and triggered by infections or diseases. Most of the ailments that cause pain during pregnancy can be resolved, but must be followed up clinically. The pregnant woman must change some habits, activities and postures to relieve or avoid exacerbating the pain. In other cases, walking can relieve pain as well as relaxation and stretching exercises.