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Hot Flushes in Pregnancy

It is very normal to have hot flashes during pregnancy. It is estimated that as many as 75% of pregnant women will experience them at some point during their pregnancy. Hot flashes 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 flashes 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 flash usually lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes at most.

How to Cope with Hot Flashes?

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

Many women find that hot flashes 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 flashes 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 flashes postpartum. Once your hormones stabilize, this pesky symptom will pass.

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

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

Why to Contact Best Fertility Clinic?

We are one of the renowned infertility clinics in Kolkata. We want you to stay in touch with an infertility clinic to get a clear understanding about your pregnancy issue and the right treatment to get a quick recovery.

A gynecologist and infertility specialist can help you at this stage. Care IVF believes in patient counseling before starting treatment. Dr. Rajeev Agarwal (gynecologist and infertility specialist), the director of one of the best fertility clinics in Kolkata (Care IVF) can help you a lot.

Call us @ +91 967-430-1333 to book your counseling and further query.

About the author

The author, Dr. Rajeev Agarwal 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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