Ovarian cysts are common and can occur in any woman, at any age, and at any time, so it is not uncommon for a woman to grow ovarian cysts while pregnant. As with any health issues that face pregnant women, treatment options are limited during pregnancy especially with issues to do with the reproductive system.
The size, shape and consistency of the ovarian cysts can be checked by doing an ultrasound and some doctors think it is safe enough to perform surgery during the second trimester on a pregnant woman.
However, this is not likely to be the best option because there is always a risk with surgical procedures and anesthetics, and most women would not want to take on that extra risk and the additional stress it would place on the baby. There may also be a higher risk of miscarriage.
Most cysts are sacs filled with fluid and as such will eventually go away on their own. The only time that surgery should be considered is when there is strong indications that a cyst may be catastrophic, as delay in this case could be dangerous.
Even though most cysts are just fluid built up in a sac, they can still be very painful, and prolonged pain is not good for the mother or the baby. In this situation, the best help can be found in using natural cures, and these can work very well when a woman has ovarian cysts while pregnant.
To alleviate the pressure that cysts cause and the pain that comes from it, increasing the amount of fiber in the diet helps by reducing pressure on the bladder. This in turn helps reduce the general discomfort in the whole area and can provide some initial relief. Unfortunately, being pregnant also adds pressure in the abdomen area so can make the pain of cysts much worse.
Some of the other things you can do to get more comfortable are – drinking hot camomile tea, which helps to relax the body and the mind, and using heat applied gently over the area where the cysts are. The tea provides antioxidants which help cleanse the body of toxins and the heat helps to relax muscles and relieve tension.
The important thing to remember is to relax and reduce stress. Having ovarian cysts while pregnant does not mean it can not be treated. By taking a few simple steps using natural treatments, you can soon feel the benefits and eliminate the pain now, and any future recurrence of your ovarian cysts.