Pain

Sciatica

I have a pain in my buttock extending to the thigh, is this normal?

Pain that starts in the lower back and radiates to the buttock and down the leg is a sign of sciatica. It is due to compression of the sciatic nerve. In severe cases your physician may prescribe physiotherapy sessions.

Practical advice:

  • Rest, leaning back supported by cushions
  • Hot baths

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Hand pain

I have a sensation of pins and needles in my hands, is this normal?

Pins and needles, numbness or pain in the fingers and hand is probably due to carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerve within the carpal tunnel can be compressed by water retention. The pain may be greater at night or when waking up.

If it becomes very uncomfortable, talk to your physician.

This discomfort will disappear after the birth.

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Toothache

I have a problem in my mouth (toothache, bleeding gums, etc.), what should I do?

The gums are highly vascularized during pregnancy. They can bleed or become inflamed more easily.

Quick tips:

  • Use a soft toothbrush
  • Have a check-up at your dentist

If you have toothache, visit your dentist for a check-up. Performing X-rays and/or undergoing local anesthesia, if necessary, is not contraindicated.

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Cracks

The best treatment for sore nipples is prevention.

The best prevention is to ensure a proper latch by the baby
Nipple pain often has one or two causes.

Either the baby is not properly positioned and does not latch onto the breast correctly, or it has a suction problem, or both.

See technical sheets - positions

Cracks may be without visible lesions at first, but the nipple will be sore during feeding: correct the breastfeeding position and the taking of the nipple in the baby's mouth will prevent the emergence of more extensive and painful sores.

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Buttock pain (sciatica)

I have a pain in my buttock extending to the thigh, is this normal?

Pain that starts in the lower back and radiates to the buttock and down the leg is a sign of sciatica. It is due to compression of the sciatic nerve. In severe cases your physician may prescribe physiotherapy sessions.

Practical advice:

  • Rest, leaning back supported by cushions
  • Hot baths

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