Increased sweating during pregnancy is very common. You might experience hot flushes during the day as well as night sweats.
What causes night sweats during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, a woman’s hormone levels and blood flow increase, causing the body temperature to rise, so the body produces more sweat to cool down. Some women also experience sweating after pregnancy as the body releases excess fluid and the hormone levels rebalance.
Is sweating a sign of pregnancy?
Night sweats can be an early sign of pregnancy – though they can also be caused by other factors. The part of the brain that regulates your heat levels is impacted by the change in hormones, causing you to sweat more. Night sweats and excessive sweating in early pregnancy tend to reduce over the nine months, but may increase near your delivery date due to further hormonal changes.
How to reduce pregnancy sweat
Here are some tips for making your pregnancy sweat easier to manage: