Obstétrique

Thermal baths

Can I take thermal baths?

There is no formal contraindication for thermal baths, but prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause discomfort. (dizziness, sensation of heavy legs).

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Baby blues

I feel sad, exhausted, unable to cope.

Is this the baby blues?

The baby blues occurs within 3 to 10 days after childbirth. The baby blues is not an illness but rather a reaction to a state of fatigue, drop in hormones and change in status: daughter, wife then mother.

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Analgesia

Elimination or reduction of pain by different methods.

During pregnancy one should not resort to self-medication; however, in case of joint pain, migraines, etc. you can use paracetamol as an analgesic.

Regarding the birth, in the Maternity there are several ways to handle your pain.

Film: "Epidural anesthesia for pregnant women"

Pain network - HUG

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Amenorrhea

Absence of menstrual periods for more than 3 months or a woman who has never had a period.

There are many causes of amenorrhea but you should first check whether you are pregnant by performing a home pregnancy test.

If your first period has not occurred after the age of 16, you should consult a physician.

If the pregnancy test is positive, you should make an appointment with a gynecologist before the 12th week of absence of menstrual periods, and sooner if you have pain in the lower abdomen and/or bleeding, even if minor.

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Thermal baths

Can I take thermal baths?

There is no formal contraindication for thermal baths, but prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause discomfort. (dizziness, sensation of heavy legs). 

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Vomiting

  • I am suffering from diarrhea and/or vomiting, what should I do? 
  • I am suffering from nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (approximately the first 3 months), what should I do?

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Dizziness

I am experiencing dizziness, what should I do?

In the first few months, dizziness can be one of the inconveniences of pregnancy.

Practical advice:

  • Rest on your side
  • Avoid sudden changes in position
  • Favor a regular and balanced diet (3-5 meals a day)
  • Possibly drink or eat one sugary product (hypoglycemia)

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Stretch marks

I have stretch marks, can they be prevented?

Stretch marks are caused by the stretching of the skin due to the growth of the uterus and weight gain. They form reddish lines on the abdomen and breasts and fade after delivery to become whitish.

Unfortunately, nothing can prevent them effectively.

Practical advice:

  • Balanced weight gain
  • Proper hydration of the skin with a cream

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Varicose veins

I have varicose veins, what should I do?

Pregnancy can lead to varicose veins. They are due to increased blood volume, a hormone (progesterone) and uterine weight which prevents good venous return.
They fade after pregnancy.

Practical advice:

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