This week we feature The 4 most common illnesses in pregnancy these are, Anemia, Gestational Diabetes, Pre-eclampsia and Urinary Tract Infections (ITD’s) there is no cure for these pregnancy illnesses but they do tend to disappear after the birth of the child, the illnesses can be very worrying for an expectant mother. The more knowledge that an expectant mother has about the signs and symptoms the better prepared they will be so they can notice and help cope with the illness, understand it and it can help with the treatment that she can do to that will help to keep the expected mother safe during the duration of her pregnancy.
Known as a low level of hemoglobin, Anemia is a common illness in pregnancy, a good way that will help to prevent this is to eat an healthy that is rich in folic acid, iron and vitamin C. In pregnancy an expectant mothers blood will increase in volume so due to this the body will decrease the consentration of red blood cells and hemoglobin that are contained within the mothers body, this could also be because of the lack of dietary iron, the low levels of folic acid or loss of blood. symptoms include weakness, feeling over tired, and possibly fainting, you could experience head aches, nausea, heart palpitations and paleness. treatments for Anemia can be iron, folic acid supplements with rest. Take prenantal vitamins and report any symptomss to a doctor or midwife.