Some conditions can increase nosebleeds in pregnant women such as sinus infections, allergies, or when the lining inside your nose is dry such as those experienced during cold weather, air-conditioned rooms, being in airline cabins, and other dry environments. Apart from that trauma and certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or clotting disorders, can cause nosebleeds as well. What you should know is that nosebleeds do not only occur in pregnant women but if you experience continuous, frequent nosebleeds, you should immediately visit an ENT doctor to find out the main cause of frequent nosebleeds in you. In general, nosebleeds can occur due to lack of vitamin C intake, hormonal changes during pregnancy or abnormal disorders.
If a nosebleed occurs you can do the following methods to reduce the blood coming out of your nose:
1. When your nose starts to bleed, you can immediately sit down and keep your head higher than your heart. Apply pressure to the bleeding nostrils for five to ten minutes.
2. Using your thumb and index finger bent, firmly pinch gently all over the bottom of your nose and press it toward your face.
3. Use ice cubes to help constrict blood vessels. Use a cold compress on the top of your nose and cheeks. Do not lie down or tilt your head back as this will make you swallow blood, which can cause nausea or even vomiting.
4. If the bleeding does not stop after 20 minutes and is bleeding more then you can use medical assistance. Consulting a health practitioner can help you to get the best treatment.
There are several things you can do to avoid nosebleeds when you are pregnant, including meeting the needs of your body fluids during pregnancy and consuming additional fluids to help keep all of your mucous membranes well hydrated. You can also breathe in gently because aggressive conditions will result in nosebleeds, keep your mouth open when sneezing, yawning or coughing so that the particles enter easily, avoid dry air, especially in winter or in dry climates. You can also avoid fumes which can cause irritation, if necessary you can use lubricants to prevent nasal dryness. Don’t overuse nasal sprays or decongestants. These ingredients can interfere with the health of your nose. So it can be concluded that nosebleeds that occur during pregnancy are not a dangerous condition if the blood that is removed does not last long and the volume is small. You don’t need to worry, this condition will not interfere with your health and the fetus.