Nose issues during pregnancy are quite common. Learn why you may have a stuffy nose or even nosebleeds now that you're expecting.


Pregnancy affects every inch of your body, even your nose. Pregnancy hormones can cause nasal congestion, nosebleeds, and stuffy nose in some women -- although others breathe easily from conception to delivery. If your nose is giving you trouble, running a humidifier in your bedroom while you sleep may help. Saline spray may also help, but avoid decongestants and other over-the-counter medications. If your nose feels chapped, soothe it with a dab of petroleum jelly.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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