Yes, many women experience nosebleeds during their pregnancy. During pregnancy, blood vessels of the nose of a woman may expand; the increase in blood supply exerts excess pressure on the delicate walls of the expanded blood vessels. This results in rupturing of the blood vessels and the pregnant women experience nosebleeds. Nosebleeds are definitely inconvenient and unpleasant, but minor and occasional bleeding from the nose is usually harmless.
Pregnant women can also experience nose bleeds due to regular reasons like sinus infections, colds, allergies and drying out of the membranes inside the nose (this is common in women staying in air conditioned spaces, cold weather or airline cabins). The morning nosebleeds occur mainly because of sleeping in an excessive dry environment. Pregnant ladies may also get nosebleeds due to trauma and medical conditions like blood clotting disorders and hypertension.
How can pregnant women get rid of the nosebleeds? Below we have discussed some tips:
Pinching the nose and leaning forward can stop the bleeding. On the other hand, if you tip the head back, it will result in draining out of the blood into the throat; avoid doing that because swallowing blood may lead to a nauseous feeling.
Adding foods rich in vitamin C to your diet may also help you by promoting the health of your tissues and repairing the damaged tissues.
Gently blowing the nose prevents breaking of the blood vessels.
If you sleep in an air-conditioned room or stay at a place with dry and cold weather use humidifiers for keeping the environment humid.
You can also moisten the nasal membranes using comfrey ointment, aloe vera gel or vitamin E lotion or oil.