The weather began to get hot, the pregnant mothers with large stomachs, in addition to coping with the physical changes brought about by the discomfort, but also added a new worry, that is, sweat too much! Usually a little activity, the body is constantly sweating, sweating, and even when the sweat scarves are soaked.

Therefore, some pregnant mothers will worry: is sweating severe because of physical weakness? Sweat and will not lead to loss of nutrition, affecting the baby? Today we are going to talk about the topic of perspiration during pregnancy.

Why does pregnant mother sweat?

During pregnancy, sweating is not a physical phenomenon, but a normal physiological phenomenon. The reasons are as follows:

The metabolism is strong during pregnancy.

After pregnancy, the mother’s metabolism will be stronger than before pregnancy, so the skin will emit more heat. Basal body temperature will be higher than before pregnancy, heat resistance is worse than before pregnancy, slightly active is easy to sweat.

Increased food intake

In order to get better nutrition for the baby, pregnant mothers will eat more food, coupled with increased progesterone secretion, maternal fat and blood circulation will increase accordingly, resulting in the body’s basic temperature rise, sweating more. Especially when the weight is overweight, sweating will be more serious, which is also related to eating too much.

Lack of exercise

Maybe it’s to reduce the harm to the baby, or maybe it’s because of the heavy physical burden during pregnancy. Many mothers don’t keep the habit of exercising. Therefore, as long as the movement is a little bigger, sweat is dripping. The pregnant woman with weak constitution is more obvious. In fact, as long as a moderate increase in some sports, improve physical fitness.

Potential problems of calcium deficiency

Usually sweating is normal, and it doesn’t need to be too intense. But there is a case of sweating should be noted, that is, pregnant mothers lack of calcium! Pregnant women need a large amount of calcium, pregnant mothers are easy to lack calcium. When the pregnant mother is short of calcium, the decrease of blood calcium concentration will cause vegetative nerve dysfunction and cause sweating. This situation needs attention, because calcium deficiency during pregnancy will not only affect the health of pregnant women, but also affect the growth and development of the baby. Therefore, mothers with hyperhidrosis can consult an obstetrician and gynecologist to determine whether they have calcium deficiency.

How to do sweating during pregnancy?

Hyperhidrosis during pregnancy is a normal physiological phenomenon, so there is no need to worry too much. When sweating a lot, some small ways can relieve sweating discomfort.

1, choose comfortable clothes.

If you often contact artificial fiber fabrics, easy to cause skin allergies, may affect the health of the baby in the abdomen. Fabrics recommend the use of cotton, linen and other natural fabrics, good air permeability, and strong water absorption, can quickly absorb the body’s sweat, reduce the temperature of the skin, improve the body’s comfort.

2, using air conditioning to cool down

When it’s hot, everyone loves to enjoy the cool air conditioner. However, as a special group of pregnant mothers, we must use air-conditioners skillfully. When in use, it is best to control the temperature at about 25 C, 5 C difference from the external temperature, should not be too low to avoid a cold. Stay in the air-conditioned room for a few hours, indoor to open a window ventilation, pregnant mother also take advantage of the opportunity to walk outdoors, activities, absorption of natural air.

3, keep your skin clean.

The sweat glands of pregnant mother’s skin increase and sweat is more, so they should change clothes frequently. When convenient, use warm water to wipe the sweaty body, wipe the sweat clean, can maintain the body’s comfort, but also to prevent rashes, eczema and other skin problems.

4, replenishment in time.

Pregnant mother sweats much, and the body’s moisture also loses quickly, so we must drink plenty of water. When you go out, you can put a bottle of boiled water in your bag and replenish it from time to time. You can also bring a sprayer, feel hot, you can use fine water spray to help cool the skin.

5, light diet

Pregnant mothers should give up the “heavy taste” diet and reduce spicy condiments, such as fennel, garlic, onion, ginger and other spices intake, eat less stimulating foods, such as roasted or spicy pork and mutton. Usually you can eat more vegetables and fruits, not only to supplement vitamins, but also to supplement the loss of potassium and sodium ions in sweat, to maintain the balance of electrolyte in the body.

6, ensure adequate sleep.

Pregnant women sweating for a long time, the body water loss accelerated, pregnant mother will be more easily tired. Therefore, ensuring adequate sleep can restore physical strength better. Pregnant mothers should try to sleep before 10, and try to keep 9~10 hours of sleep a day.


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