8 causes of Chest Pain while pregnant (Normal or not, anyway?)

8 causes of Chest Pain while pregnant (Normal or not, anyway?)

Pregnancy is one of the happiest periods in a woman's life. How does, for 9 months you can feel just how a fetus grows and develops inside the stomach. Nevertheless, no doubt this beautiful moment is sometimes also followed by a disturbing problem. Quite a lot of women who experienced chest pains while pregnant. Thus, if the chest pain while pregnant is it normal or is thus a sign of danger?

If the chest pain while pregnant sign danger?

Suddenly feel chest pains while pregnant might make you worry. Calm down first, if quoting from page Mom Junction, even though it looks scary these problems does not always indicate a condition that harm.

Generally chest pain while pregnant is caused by a variety of things related to pregnancy and the development of the fetus.

The following are some possible causes of chest pain during pregnancy, of which is still quite reasonable until you have to beware of:

1. Widening of the ribs

During pregnancy, the ribs will be widened so as to make the muscles in your chest into a rift. The pressure on the diaphragm, ribcage, and muscles of the chest which then give rise to pain and shortness of breath. This will continue as the baby growing in the womb.

2. Digestive Disorders

Foods that contain gas, caustic, or which are not suitable with the condition of your tummy sometimes can cause indigestion.  The gas produced by these foods will go up and between the chest and the abdomen, which is solar plexus. The pain and discomfort usually can ride up to the chest.

3. Heartburn

Heartburn is a burning or hot sensation in the chest due to stomach acid rise back into the esophagus. Digestive problems are usually caused by certain foods. But while pregnant, the levels of the hormone progesterone increases so dilates and relaxes the muscles of the esophagus. This is what makes stomach acid is easy to back up into the esophagus.

4. The pressure of the baby

The older the age of your pregnancy, the greater the size of the baby in the belly. Changes in the size of the baby and your stomach will give more pressure in rib or chest pain triggers so that the diaphragm while pregnant.

5. Stress

Stress while pregnant not only provided a major influence on the condition of the baby in the womb, the body you also join in to feel the effects. One of them resulted in chest pain because the muscles stiffen and chest tightness.

6. Change of breast size

Many of the changes that you will naturally during pregnancy, one of whom is an increasingly enlarged breast size. This could have an impact on the appearance of shortness of breath or chest pain due to muscle and joint tension in the chest.

7. Heart attack

Chest pain that feels like a stricken heavy objects, especially if going to the left, is one sign of a heart attack while pregnant.

Usually a heart attack while pregnant will also be accompanied by other symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath, numbness in the limbs, as well as some cold sweat.

8. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis or venous in platelets is the medical term to describe the presence of blood clots in the blood vessels are veins. Pregnancy will usually increase the risk of clots of blood vessels located in the pelvis and legs.

These blood clots can spread inside the body until it reaches the chest. That is why you will feel chest pain when breathing, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, and coughing.

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