Colds occur mostly at lower immunity
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and self-reproduction of conditionally pathogenic nasopharynx. These diseases are very common - one has only to get his feet wet. Do not avoid them, and a pregnant woman. But even in the early stages of pregnancy the baby is enough protected from such an infection.
How is flu in pregnant women
Pregnancy is associated with reduced immunity, so cold, especially during the cold season and off-season there are often in pregnant women. Some women do not attach importance to them, while others just panic. The truth, as always, in the middle: to colds must be treated with the utmost seriousness, but without panic, because panic is much worse than a cold.
Of course, it would be better in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy is not hurt, since it is the most vulnerable period for the child - the period Share of tissues and organs. Even more vulnerable children in the first eight weeks, the so-called fetal or embryonic period, when the placenta has not yet started to form (in this period the child is called an embryo or fetus, then at the same - the fruit). However, you need to know that the child is in the mother's body sufficiently protected, and the common cold, of course, if she did not give complications, will not have a negative impact on it.
If a woman is wet feet or a long walk in the cold wind, and she showed signs of the common cold - runny nose, cough and a slight fever, then to the condition it should be taken seriously. If you continue to lead a normal life, it is quite possible to develop complications such as sinusitis
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. In this case, willy-nilly have to get proper treatment, including antibacterial agents, as they may already have a negative impact on the child.
What to do if a cold start
If a pregnant woman came runny nose, cough, malaise and mild fever, first of all, you need to go to bed, or at least do not go outside the room. At this time, it should be possible to drink more fluids - at the beginning of pregnancy, you can do it without doctor's permission. Slabozavarennogo can drink tea, juice (squeezed directly from the best fruit and vegetables), brackish mineral water without gas. If a woman normally carries insipid milk, very good to drink hot milk with mineral water or honey.
In the early days of the disease can reduce the calorie content of the diet by meat, replacing it with fish, cheese, cheese and dairy products, which are better absorbed by the body and require less energy expenditure to digest. The energy needed for the body to fight disease. Physical activity should also be reduced to the ideal polupostelny mode.
The nose can be instilled (or wash) drops on the basis of sea water (eg sea or Otrivin Aqua Maris) or such a solution prepared independently: a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in a glass of boiled water.
Pitfalls of drug and non-drug treatment of colds in pregnancy
We must remember that during pregnancy on their own should not take any medicines, especially in the first 12 weeks. Even the most simple and seemingly harmless medications can cause severe abnormalities in the embryo. For example, aspirin has pronounced teratogenic, meaning it causes abnormal development of organs and tissues. Defects occur in the tissues, which were laid at the time of the adoption of this drug. The same properties have all the NSAIDs, which belongs to the group of aspirin.
No less pernicious can act and some antibiotics. At the same time, the pharmaceutical industry produces drugs that for health reasons can be applied at any stage of pregnancy. Of course, this is not desirable, but here it has to choose between benefits and harms, and that choice can make a doctor.
Not only drugs but also some treatments during pregnancy undesirable. For example, you can not soar feet.
In order to prevent the common cold, the woman should strengthen their immune system. Will the maximum exposure to fresh air. During warmer months, the woman can be outdoors all day, and in the cold while walking should be short but frequent, so that the total daily stay in the open air is not less than three hours.
All these recommendations do not apply to acute respiratory infections (ARI), including influenza. If a woman showed signs of SARS with a high fever, you should immediately call a doctor.
The common cold - that's no reason to panic from the pregnant woman, but it requires a very serious relationship.
- first trimester of pregnancy