Count nosebleeds as one more of the effects the rampant hormones of pregnancy can have on a woman’s body. Drinking plenty of water, using a humidifier in your home, and using saline nasal sprays are all ways to keep the nasal passages lubricated and prevent nosebleeds. Getting plenty of rest and taking time for relaxation will help minimize the emotional stress that can also contribute to nosebleeds.
1. Other Medical Conditions
Nosebleeds can be a sign of a deviated septum. Normally, the nose is divided directly in half. With a deviated septum, the cartilage that separates your left and right nasal passages is displaced over to one side. Frequent nosebleeds may also be a sign of bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, where the blood is not able to clot properly, leading to excessive bleeding. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is a genetic disorder in which blood vessels form abnormally, without capillaries between the arteries and veins. This leads to fragile areas where blood vessels can break and bleed. Consult your doctor if you have recurrent, severe, or uncontrolled nosebleeds.