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Tips to cope with hot flushes during pregnancy

It is very normal to have hot flushes during pregnancy. It is estimated that as many as 75% of pregnant women will experience them at some point during their pregnancy. Hot flushes are most common in the second and third trimesters. Fluctuations in hormones are to blame, especially drops in estrogen.

What are the Hot Flushes in Pregnancy?

Hot flushes are characterized by a flushed sensation and sudden intense heat through the chest, neck, and face. It can be accompanied by perspiration, faster heart rate, dizziness, nausea, headache, anxiety and weakness. A hot flush usually lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes at most.

How to Cope with Hot Flushes?

Make sure to drink lots of water to replace any fluids lost due to perspiration.

Many women find that hot flushes disturb their sleep at night. To help alleviate this keep your bedroom cool and wear breathable cotton pajamas. Ask your dietician to add more soya to your diet. This too may help you fight hot flushes.

Hot flushes likely won't end with the birth of your baby, since your hormones will be going through another set of changes after delivery. As many as 90 percent of women are affected by hot flushes postpartum. Once your hormones stabilize, this pesky symptom will pass.

The best way to cope with hot flushes is to wear layers, this way you can easily adjust as your temperature changes.

It is important to distinguish between hot flushes and fevers, which can lead to complications during pregnancy. If your hot flushes seem more like a fever, be sure to take your temperature - if it is over 100°F, notify us.

Why to Contact Care IVF?

We want you to stay in touch with an women's health clinic to get a clear understanding about your pregnancy issue and the right treatment to get a quick recovery. Care IVF has been rates as one of the best clinics for women's health issues, fertility and pregnancy care.

A gynecologist and infertility specialist is better equipped to help you at this stage. Care IVF believes in patient counseling before starting treatment. The gynecologist team at Care IVF under the leader ship of Dr Rajeev Agarwal(gynecologist and infertility specialist), the director of one of the best fertility clinics in Kolkata (Care IVF) have years of expertise in dealing with infertility and pregnancy complications. At Care IVF you are in the hands of the best team in India.

Call us @ +91 033-66-398-600 for counseling and further query.

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    The author, Dr. Suchetana Sengupta is a Fertility Consultant at Care IVF Kolkata. For an appointment with the doctor, call +91-33-66-398-600. You can also book a Skype Consultation here.

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