Pregnancy and cold in the early stages - it is not a tragedy

April 22, 2012

 Pregnancy cold in the early stages
 Colds occur mostly at lower immunity Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults  Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
   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.

 Pregnancy and cold in the early stages - it is not a tragedy

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 Sinusitis - when a puncture is required  Sinusitis - when a puncture is required
 , Bronchitis Bronchitis - protection if the body has malfunctioned  Bronchitis - protection if the body has malfunctioned
   or pneumonia Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes  Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes
 . In this case, willy-nilly have to get proper treatment, including antibacterial agents, as they may already have a negative impact on the child.

 Pregnancy and cold in the early stages - it is not a tragedy

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.

 Pregnancy and cold in the early stages - it is not a tragedy

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.

Galina Romanenko

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Thrush in pregnancy - the problem is solvable

December 18, 2008

  • Thrush in pregnancy - the problem is solvable
  • What is thrush

 Thrush in pregnancy
   Unfortunately, thrush worries of pregnant women are much more likely than non-pregnant women. Fortunately, this condition is not dangerous and it is not too difficult to handle.

 Thrush in pregnancy - the problem is solvable

What is thrush and what causes it?

The appearance of thrush blame microscopic fungus Candida albicans. Normally, he is living in the digestive tract in both men and women, but in about one in three women and it is present in the vagina. This can be a problem when the fungus multiplies and begins to displace the normal bacteria.

The mucosa of pregnant women increased glycogen content - a special form of glucose, which feeds on Candida albicans. It is believed that the level of glycogen is increased due to high levels of estrogen Estrogen - the key to bone health  Estrogen - the key to bone health
   and reduced the acidity of the vaginal mucosa. That is why the probability of yeast infection in pregnant women is ten times higher than in non-pregnant - figuratively speaking, if earlier mucosa was to mold a cozy but cramped house, during pregnancy, it turned into a five-star hotel, where all conditions for breeding.

Several factors contribute to a decrease in number of beneficial probiotic bacteria, due to which it becomes easier for the fungus to proliferate, for example:

  • Antibiotics
  • Birth control pills
  • Fluor
  • Chlorine
  • Steroid hormones and
  • Coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Synthetic vitamins
  • Radiation
  • Stress
  • Food dyes, flavor enhancers, preservatives
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers

Frequent consumption of foods with high levels of acidity also contributes to the destruction of healthy bacteria and fungus reproduction. In this case, it is recommended to switch to an alkaline diet - it not only helps to cope with the thrush, but also has a general health-improving effect.

 Thrush in pregnancy - the problem is solvable


During pregnancy, increased production of cervical fluid, which is why vaginal discharge The whole truth about vaginal secretions  The whole truth about vaginal secretions
   become abundant. This is normal. If the discharge becomes white, unusually thick, the consistency of cottage cheese, and all this is accompanied by itching in the vagina may have thrush. Some women experience a burning and tingling sensation during urination, and / or during sexual intercourse. If you notice these symptoms in yourself, you need to see a doctor to rule out a serious illness.

In some cases, what you take for the symptoms of thrush in fact points to the disease, sexually transmitted diseases. Pregnant women need to treat these diseases without delay.

 Thrush in pregnancy - the problem is solvable

Can thrush harm the baby?

If during labor you do not have thrush, the probability that she will be transferred to her baby during vaginal delivery is very low. If contamination does occur, the child may experience white patches in the mouth - it is not dangerous and is fairly easy to treat.

A child who has oral thrush have visible symptoms, can transmit it to you at feeding time, and you will "communicate" with each other disease. To avoid this, before starting to breast-feed, it is necessary to completely cure the child.

If a child will give you thrush, nipples become painful, and during feeding, you may receive "shooting" pain. This pain is so strong that you will be expected feeding time with a very unpleasant feeling, which may negatively affect your mental state. Fortunately, thrush is easily treatable, and in general it is not dangerous either for you or for the baby.

 Thrush in pregnancy - the problem is solvable


Thrush can be quickly cured with antifungal medications. However, as the disease is not dangerous, and pregnancy is best avoided if possible drugs can do without medication. (The exceptions are episodes of thrush, which begin shortly before the expected date of delivery).

In the first trimester is especially desirable to treat thrush antifungal drugs. Instead, follow the simple rules:

Frequent douching and washing away Douching - a controversial procedure  Douching - a controversial procedure
   contraindicated for thrush - so you even more upset the balance of the vaginal flora

Eat yogurt with probiotics for one to two weeks. It helps to restore a healthy vaginal flora. Some women recommend thrush for two hours to hold a tampon into the vagina How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions  How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions
 , Soaked in yoghurt. The use of this method has no scientific basis, but the apparent harm from him and not. Longer than two weeks eat yogurt with probiotic cultures is not recommended, both because of the digestive system that can start to work worse than before.