What is ‘Nose during pregnancy’? Women discuss online phenomenon
You may have heard of swollen legs or breasts during pregnancy, but did you know that the nose can also be affected?
Thanks to a recent social media trend, people are rallying and calling attention to “pregnancy nose” or a person’s nose swelling during pregnancy.
People sound the alarm online with receipts
Social media users began to talk widely about this topic around the end of 2022, although people liked it Chrissy Teigen speak out about “okay”[ing] weight in [her] nose” on Twitter in 2018.
With the recent emergence of the conversation, people have specifically used TikTok to share their experiences with nasal swelling during pregnancy. They even make sure to bring in photos to instantly highlight a person’s nose that can change a lot during pregnancy.
Pregnancy got me dirty 😭😭 I don’t even know who it is!!!😂 so glad I got myself back so quickly 🥰 #pregnancy journey #postpartum #michelleerima
♬ RMX CHORAL CDM MONEY SONGS BEAT X ELTON BOY BEATZ – vibe for the whole Planet💥🎧
I mean when I say every part of my body swells up to 10 times its normal size #twinpregnancy #pregnancyswelling #ReasonForBooking #CODSquadUp #fyp #foryoupage #momtok
♬ Devil’s Eye – I’ve ruined it
#stitch with @heyosato #greenscreen #pregnancy #beforeandafter #pregnancynose #whoisthat #lol #swollennose #pregnantnose #pregnantnoseisreal #bignose #beforeandafternose #lmao #whoisshe #help looks more normal now but I like 😶
♬ original sound – Kellie Brennan
My nose is definitely bigger. I try to stay positive but seeing your face change like that makes me feel so depressed.. #pregnant #for youtrang #viral
♬ Street – Doja Cat
I just put this right here.. #pregnancy #noseswelling
♬ Devil’s Eye – I’ve ruined it
Reaction to Women’s ‘Pregnant Nose’ Story: ‘My Bloodline Fasho Stopped With Me’
As stories of women started going viral on social media, those without children shared their shock reactions. In fact, some say they’re afraid of how swollen their noses are, and others claim the “pregnant nose” is a “form of birth control.”
Check out how some people handle the news below.
Nose pregnancy alone will send me to the nearest clinic. get someone else to do it
— (@dionnae_) December 29, 2022
pregnant nose???!!!! damn, my blood flow has stopped with me
— jackie (@fashionkiIIaaa) December 28, 2022
The pregnant nose is so scary
— yanna bby ✨ (@AlohaYanna) January 1, 2023
All I ask God is to keep my nose the same size during pregnancy
– lo🤍 (@_Laurynimani) December 31, 2022
One form of birth control for me is a nasal pregnancy. I know it doesn’t happen to everyone but my nose is already too big, it’s not something I’m willing to bet on✋🏽
– MamaMaks (@MakamaeShook) December 30, 2022
Pregnancy really makes women uncomfortable in every way, your feet get longer, your nipples get darker, YOUR noses are parallel, we can’t have shit
— Lord Voldemort△⃒⃘ (@Jackievol1) December 28, 2022
So, what causes some pregnant women’s noses to swell?
According to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, rhinitis during pregnancy affects about 20% of pregnant women. In addition to feeling congested, tissue can swell and make the nose appear wider, AND
“During pregnancy, the body produces more blood and fluid, which can cause swelling, even in unwanted places like the nasal passages. The blood vessels in the nose can swell with this extra volume, causing nasal congestion.
Other factors may include higher estrogen levels, as well as the production of human growth hormone (HGH).
Additionally, Dr. Shannon M. Clark of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston says NBC News that — although rhinitis is harmless and common — people should notify their healthcare provider if widespread swelling is accompanied by blurred vision or headaches, as “those are all signs of preeclampsia”.
“Preeclampsia in pregnancy is a complex disease that requires accurate monitoring and diagnosis.”
What are your thoughts on the overall conversation and do you have any first-hand experience with “nose during pregnancy?”