Nosebleeds during pregnancy
Having nosebleeds during pregnancy isn’t unusual or something to be worried about. Some women get more nosebleeds when pregnant because pregnancy hormones cause body tissue relaxation - these tissues include those in your nose.
To stop a nosebleed pinch your nostrils under the bridge of your nose and lean forwards (not backwards).
Dryness in your nose can also contribute to getting nosebleeds, so it’s a good idea to drink more fluids. You could even try dabbing a bit of petroleum jelly in each nostril. Using a humidifier inside your house is also an effective way of avoiding dryness.
NCT's helpline offers practical and emotional support in all aspects of being pregnant, birth and early parenthood: 0300 330 0700. We also offer antenatal courses which are a great way to find out more about birth, labour and life with a new baby.