Nosebleeds are quite common in pregnancy due to hormonal changes.

At times these can be caused due to dryness inside the nose.

They may make you frightened, but there’s nothing to worry as long as you don’t lose a lot of blood. 

Blood flows from one or both nostrils and it can be heavy or light and last from a few seconds to more than 10 minutes.

Bleeding can happen when you’re asleep. You might feel liquid in the back of your throat before blood comes out of your nose if you’re lying down.

Nosebleeds can often be treated at home.

During pregnancy, you may also find that your nose gets blocked more frequently than usual.

Measures to stop a nosebleed

Sit down and firmly apply pressure by pinching the soft part of your nose, just above your nostrils, for 10 to 15 minutes. Do not release the pressure.

Lean forward and breathe through your mouth. This will make the blood drain down your nose instead of down the back of your throat.

Sit or stand upright, do not lie down, as this reduces the blood pressure in the veins of your nose and will reduce further bleeding.

Holding a covered ice pack, on the top of your nose may help reduce blood flow. 

If the bleeding doesn’t stop, seek medical advice immediately.

Avoid blowing your nose, bending down and strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after a nosebleed.

Talk to your doctor if you are worried about your nosebleeds.

TIPS to prevent nosebleeds

Reducing the dryness inside the nose by applying Petroleum Jelly.

Adding Vitamin C rich foods to your diet.

Keeping yourself hydrated by consuming plenty of liquids.

Sneeze or blow your nose gently.

Try to clean inside the nose only after applying petroleum jelly to reduce dryness.

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