- Cold and pregnancy: how to cope with the crisis?
- Immunity and Pregnancy
- Critical periods in the development of Pregnancy
Immunity and Pregnancy
This is due to the fact that up to thirty-second week of pregnancy, the immune system is suppressed to prevent rejection of the fetus. No wonder - if the terms of the immune system of a foreign body may be a thyroid gland
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(a same organism), the growing baby may seem to those even more. After the thirty-second week of pregnancy, the chances of the baby to survive outside the mother's body is already quite large, and the immune system begins to function normally again. What's good for the child, it is not necessarily good for the mother - to pick up colds every month do not want to, even though the impending happy event. And many pregnant women are working, and the disease does not contribute to productive work.
Preventing colds during pregnancy
To reduce the chance of catching a cold, it is necessary, first of all, pay attention to your diet. You need to eat more vitamin C, not only in tablets. It is much better absorbed from fruits. Typically, the sour fruit, the more it vitamin C. Also, eat whole wheat bread, cereals, dried fruits, vegetables, lean meat and fish. Add tea and a selection of ginger
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- It effectively protects against colds and helps relieve nausea.
Drink milk, eat dairy products. They are rich in calcium and other substances that have a tonic effect on the body. Pregnancy - a great opportunity to remember what the taste of a real cheese, rather than one in which the fat content is reduced, and which can often be mistaken for a piece of plastic. Cheese is rich in various nutrients that can effectively protect you from the cold.
Cold or flu?
Besides the usual colds there are different types of flu. Although the flu rarely leads to the development of birth defects in the child during pregnancy increases the risk of such complications thereof, as pneumonia
Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes
. Treatment of pneumonia may jeopardize the health of the unborn child.
The best treatment is known - is prevention, and the best way to prevent the flu - get vaccinated. Flu season can begin in October and end in May, although it usually lasts less. The best time to get vaccinated against the flu
The flu shot - does it make sense to do it?
- October and November, and in December it is not too late to vaccinate.
Vaccinate during pregnancy is safe, but it would be better if you consult before vaccination with your doctor. Pregnant women are not recommended nasal flu vaccine, as they have not been thoroughly tested, to be able to draw conclusions about their safety.
What medications can be used for colds in pregnancy?
Cold and flu during pregnancy can use acetaminophen (it effectively removes heat and eases headaches) and saline solution for rinsing the nose.
Pseudoephedrine may also be useful in some cases, but it should not be taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, and women with hypertension. Paracetamol is also considered safe for pregnant women, but aspirin is contraindicated in pregnancy, especially during late pregnancy. He has property thin the blood and can cause vaginal bleeding and preterm labor.
To reduce the chance of infection, avoid crowded areas during flu outbreaks; wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water when you come home, it is advisable to wash the nose. Try to minimize the live communication with patients. When in public places, do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Finally, we must remember that self during pregnancy is particularly dangerous, so you should always consult with your doctor before you even treat such diseases as colds.