Hot flashes pregnancy

Hot flashes pregnancy

How to take control of hot flashes in pregnancy

When you're pregnant, you probably expect to deal with morning sickness and nausea. But hot flashes? Not so much. These episodes of uncomfortable warmth and heavy sweating are usually associated with menopause. Yet, more than one third of women will have to deal with hot flashes in pregnancy—which can be doubly stressful when they happen at work.

Traditional strategies for managing hot flashes during pregnancy include getting exercise, reducing stress, avoiding spicy foods, and dressing in layers. But these remedies can't deliver the relief you need when you're in the middle of a full-on hot flash. While personal cooling products like ice packs or cooling vests can be used at home, they're too messy, cumbersome, and conspicuous to provide assistance in professional settings. After all, you probably don't want to close a deal or chair a board meeting while wearing a bulky cooling vest or holding an ice pack pressed to your neck.

Embr Labs offers a natural alternative for finding relief for hot flashes during pregnancy. It's called the Embr Wave®, a thermal wristband that delivers safe, discreet, cool comfort on demand.

Embr Wave: cool relief for hot flashes in pregnancy

Embr Wave is a smart, stylish device that's about the size of a smartwatch. It's worn on the inside of your wrist, where your skin is extremely sensitive to changes in temperature. Inside its compact exterior, the Wave contains a thermoelectric heat pump that can generate thermal sensations in precisely engineered patterns called Waveforms. These pulses of warming or cooling naturally stimulate an instinctive comfort response from your body, sending signals from thermoreceptors in your wrist to the part of your brain that's associated with thermoregulation, emotion, stress, and pleasure. Your brain reacts by quickly rebalancing your perception of how hot or cold you feel so that you can feel better overall.

How can cooling the wrist minimize hot flashes in pregnancy?
Your body has an innate ability to gain all-over comfort in response to localized thermal sensations. It's the same principle as when you wrap your hands around a mug of hot coffee and find that you feel warmer from head to toe, or when dipping your feet in a cold pool on a hot day makes your whole body feel cooler. Embr Wave lets you harness this natural ability in a precise and convenient way, so you can get fast, safe, effective relief for hot flashes while pregnant, whenever you need it most.

The causes of hot flashes in pregnancy

The science around hot flashes isn't completely understood, but it's thought that they're a reaction to changing levels of hormones in your body. These fluctuations fool the brain's thermoregulation center into thinking the body is overheated and needs to expel heat quickly. The result is a hot flash that suddenly releases heat through your skin and sends your sweat glands into high gear.

While hormonal changes—or specifically, reduced levels of estrogen and progesterone—are typically associated with menopause, women can also experience fluctuating hormone levels during pregnancy, with hot flashes being a result.

How to stop hot flashes fast with Embr Wave
When you feel a hot flash coming on, all you have to do is press a button on the Wave or use the accompanying mobile app. You'll immediately feel a series of cool sensations on your wrist that will quickly work to counteract the symptoms of the hot flash and help you feel better fast. It's as simple as activating the cooling session and then getting on with your day. The Wave operates totally silently, so no one even needs to know you're dealing with a hot flash.

Benefits for sleep, stress, and comfort

Along with relief for hot flashes in pregnancy, Embr Wave provides thermal wellness benefits 24/7.

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More comfortable days
Wherever you go and no matter who's in charge of the thermostat, Embr Wave lets you take control of your comfort. A study conducted by UC Berkeley found that participants who used Embr Wave for just three minutes felt 5°F warmer or cooler on average, with women participants feeling improvements of up to 9°F.

Less stress
If you've ever taken a warm bath to unwind or gone out for some cool air to calm down, you know how powerful temperature can be in alleviating stress. Embr Wave gives you instant access to soothing warming or cooling sensations that can help relax your body and ease your nerves whenever you find yourself dealing with the tension, anxiety, and stress of everyday life.

Better nights
A study performed with Johnson & Johnson showed that using Embr Wave for two weeks helped participants reduce insomnia, minimize sleep disturbances, and mitigate nighttime hot flashes. With the Embr Wave 2 app, you can select warming or cooling waveforms that have been specifically designed to promote better sleep, whether you need gentle waves to lull your body into sleep more easily or steady waves to keep you resting comfortably through the night for up to 9 hours at a time.

Why choose Embr Wave?

A natural solution
Embr Wave provides a safe, non-pharmacological remedy for hot flashes in pregnancy. Working with your body's natural response system, Embr Wave provides relief in a discreet, noninvasive way.

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FSA-eligibility
Embr Wave is considered an approved expense in many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Check with your employer or FSA administrator to see if the Wave is covered under your plan.

Financing with Affirm
When you buy your Embr Wave with Affirm financing, you may be able to spread out your payments over 3, 6, or 12 months or more.

Free shipping
Every purchase of Embr Wave includes free shipping to addresses in the U.S.

Easy returns
If it's not right for you, return your device within 30 days for a full refund.

FAQs

What are hot flashes?

Hot flashes are sudden episodes of intense warmth, heavy sweating, and an accelerated heart rate. These incidents are thought to be caused by changing levels of hormones that lead the brain to mistakenly believe the body is overheating. As a result, the brain's thermoregulation center triggers blood vessels beneath the skin to open wide and expel heat. Sweat glands are activated to increase perspiration, and the heart beats faster to move blood more quickly through the body. Hot flashes tend to last anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes or more. As they approach menopause, women may begin experiencing hot flash episodes that can last for years or decades.

Why do women get hot flashes in pregnancy?

Hot flashes in early pregnancy are likely the result of the same hormonal fluctuations that cause hot flashes in the years around menopause. It's believed that lower levels of estrogen interfere with the body's internal thermostat, sending false signals that the body is overheating and triggering a hot flash.

How does Embr Wave help with hot flashes?

Embr Wave is a wristband that generates warm or cool sensations designed to work with your body's natural comfort response: When the sensations are felt on the temperature-sensitive skin of the inner wrist, the nerves in the skin automatically send a feel-good message to the brain. The brain responds by telling the body to recalibrate its perceived temperature, rapidly changing how hot or cold you feel and providing all-over comfort. When you experience a hot flash, the Wave's cooling sensations instantly trigger this instinctual response so your body can naturally counteract the effects of the hot flash and you can feel better fast.

Woman adjusting the rose gold Embr Wave 2 on her left wrist.

Menopause relief you can take anywhere.

(Especially on those occasional nights when you can't seem to get back to sleep.)