Pregnancy Concerns

Nosebleeds

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Why This Happens

The increased blood volume may cause the small and sensitive vessels in your nose to break easily during pregnancy.

Morning nosebleeds may be caused by a sleeping environment that is too dry.

Some Women Have Tried...

  • Pinch your nose and lean forward to stop a bleed. Tipping your head back causes blood to drain into your throat and may be swallowed causing you to feel nauseous.
  • Be sure to eat a diet rich in Vitamin C to promote tissue health and healing.
  • Blow your nose gently to prevent the breaking of blood vessels.
  • Use a humidifier or vaporizer to get more humidity around you during dry months.
  • Some women will rub a small amount of petroleum jelly in each nostril before going to bed.
  • A thin layer of vitamin E oil, comfrey ointment or aloe gel may help moisten nasal membranes.
  • Normal saline nose drops or spray may help moisten nasal membranes.