(HealthDay News) -- Nasal stuffiness and nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, due to inflamed nasal tissues triggered by hormonal changes and an increase in your body's production of blood.

The womenshealth.gov website suggests how to ease nasal problems during pregnancy:

  • Gently blow your nose.
  • Run a cool mist humidifier.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Gently squeeze your nose between your thumb and forefinger for several minutes to help stop a nosebleed.
  • Call your doctor if nosebleeds persist and bleeding continues for longer than a few minutes.