Healthy Pregnancy

What to do about nose bleeds during pregnancy

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.
Jennifer (Author)