Motilium during pregnancy - are used only for health

February 24, 2013

 motilium during pregnancy
 Absolute contraindications for the appointment of Motilium during pregnancy is not, as there was no evidence of its negative effects on the mother or fetus. However, experience with this drug during pregnancy is not and it should be used only for health reasons and on doctor's orders.

 Motilium during pregnancy - are used only for health

What a pregnant woman may need motilium

One of the complications of pregnancy is the early toxicosis, which is accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Some women toxicosis occurs not heavy, and vomiting is one - two times a day. Others have vomiting can wear indomitable character - a woman loses a lot of fluid and mineral salts, which leads to dehydration. This is a very dangerous condition that requires hospitalization and treatment in a hospital.

In severe and severe toxemia of pregnancy prescribe antiemetics, including Reglan Reglan: help against nausea  Reglan: help against nausea
   and motilium. But they can only be used as intended and under the supervision of a physician.

Nausea and constipation can be confusing for a woman throughout the pregnancy as her body produces large amounts of progesterone - a hormone that suppresses uterine smooth muscle and smooth muscle at the same time the rest of the pelvic organs, including the intestines, causing constipation and heartburn.

But this condition is not usually an indication for the use of Motilium, it is removed with the help of proper nutrition Proper nutrition - the basic precepts of healthy food  Proper nutrition - the basic precepts of healthy food
   and dosage of physical activity. Motilium is not so harmless to pregnant women and should be used only for health reasons.

 Motilium during pregnancy - are used only for health

What dangers can arise when taking Motilium during pregnancy

The mechanism of action Motilium (active substance - domperidone) is based on blocking the action of dopamine receptor - a neurotransmitter that transmits nerve excitation of nerve cells. Dopamine inhibits smooth muscle contractility of the stomach, i.e. in fact the same effect as progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 . At the same time it suppresses nausea and vomiting as the stomach breaks the connection with the vomiting center.

When the action of dopamine blocked tone and motor activity of smooth muscles of the upper regions of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, esophagus and duodenum) increases. In the normal course of pregnancy is not usually harmful to a pregnant woman.

But if there is a threat of termination of pregnancy (usually due to a lack of progesterone), then theoretically the use of Motilium may strengthen it as strengthening gastric motility can lead to strengthening the friendly tone and motility of the smooth muscle of the uterus, and this is dangerous. The instructions to motilium no mention of such a danger, however, it can not be excluded, because pregnant women should not take any drugs activates the smooth muscles of the pelvic organs, including laxatives.

 Motilium during pregnancy - are used only for health

Side effects

Motilium drug and non-toxic when taken in recommended doses usually has no side effects. But during pregnancy the work of all organs and systems, as well as metabolic changes, so it is difficult to predict what effect a particular drug.

It is found that can give motilium following side effects:

  • the part of the digestive system - dry mouth, thirst, constipation, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 Caused by spasms of the intestine;
  • the central nervous system - headache, dizziness, extrapyramidal disorders; extrapyramidal system of the brain is responsible for posture, gait, its violation may cause twitching of facial and masticatory muscles of the face (tics, lockjaw); in adults side effects are rare, as motilium misses the brain (does not pass the blood-brain barrier), in children as extrapyramidal disorders occur more frequently due to the imperfections of protective systems; it is impossible to completely eliminate such side effects and during pregnancy;
  • on the part of the endocrine system - elevated blood prolactin; pregnant women it can cause premature secretion of breast milk;
  • allergic reactions - sometimes pregnant women are allergic to the substance starts (including drugs), which she had taken without any signs of intolerance.

It is difficult to predict how it will affect a pregnant woman or that drug. That is why all instructions to motilium says that it can appoint only for health reasons, that is when the intended benefits to the mother's body than the potential harm to the fetus.

Galina Romanenko

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Smoking during pregnancy: risk zone

April 17, 2012

 Smoking during pregnancy risk zone
 Pregnancy - a time when should seriously think about how to quit smoking How to Quit Smoking: Tips for Women  How to Quit Smoking: Tips for Women
 : Rejection of cigarettes will not only improve health, but will also provide the necessary energy to the pregnancy was as light as possible. But the most important advantage of quitting smoking during pregnancy - an opportunity to reduce the risk of future health problems, including diseases of the cardiovascular system, cancer Breast cancer - the verdict?  Breast cancer - the verdict?
   and other lung diseases. Smoking during pregnancy is not only undesirable, but even dangerous: according to statistics, thousands of newborn babies die every year due to the fact that women smoked during pregnancy.

Of course, to give up a bad habit is never easy - especially during pregnancy, which in itself is often a difficult challenge for a woman. However, danger to the health of mother and child associated with smoking during pregnancy, too high to continue to smoke during pregnancy.

 Smoking during pregnancy: risk zone

The dangerous smoking during pregnancy?

When you smoke, your baby smokes. Toxic substances that enter the body of a pregnant woman during smoking - nicotine, lead, arsenic compounds, carbon monoxide - can easily penetrate the placenta, preventing normal access of nutrients and oxygen required for normal fetal development Fetal development - week after week  Fetal development - week after week
 In the body of the unborn child.

Smoking during pregnancy can lead to premature birth, premature birth or even death of the newborn. According to statistics, in twenty or thirty cases, the baby is born prematurely main culprit is smoking advocates. Smoking during pregnancy - the cause of fourteen percent of all premature births and ten per cent of newborn deaths.

Even passive smoking can be dangerous for your child. Passive smoking (being next to a smoker, even if you do not smoke) is no less dangerous to the health of a child - it increases the risk of prematurity and the emergence of health problems the baby.

Smoking during pregnancy can lead to long-term consequences. Smoking during pregnancy can lead to a general weakening of the body of the child - the child will be more likely to get sick, he will have lung problems, learning in kindergarten and school will be given to him with great difficulty.

If a woman continues to smoke after birth, with very high probability the baby will get sick more often: the common cold, cough, infections of the middle ear in a child - a frequent occurrence in families where the parents smoke after birth. Newborn lung capacity is very small, and secondhand smoke can hamper breathing, trigger bronchitis or pneumonia.

Nicotine replacement therapy (eg, anti-nicotine patch) can affect a child's health. If the order to get rid of a bad habit you need tools that replace the nicotine in cigarettes (for example, the standard way of dealing with smoking - anti-nicotine patch), it is best to consult a gynecologist. Only a doctor can assess the potential risks and benefits of such methods to combat smoking during pregnancy.

 Smoking during pregnancy: risk zone

How to quit smoking during pregnancy

From every bad habit Bad habits - second nature?  Bad habits - second nature?
   or dependence (particularly evolved over the years) is very difficult to get rid of. To combat smoking consciously appreciate the benefits of advance refusal of cigarettes:

Refusal of cigarettes during pregnancy:

  • Reduces the risk of preterm delivery and premature baby
  • It increases the amount of nutrients and oxygen that the baby receives during pregnancy
  • Reduces the risk of health problems in the unborn child and the pregnant woman
  • It provides energy necessary for normal pregnancy
  • It allows you to save money that can be spent on the purchase of things necessary child in the future

 Smoking during pregnancy: risk zone

Changing habits

The habit of smoking at certain times (for example, after a meal), try to replace the habit more useful - for example, walking or reading. If you are accustomed to smoking, reading a newspaper or a book, replace cigarettes snack or a glass of juice.

 Smoking during pregnancy: risk zone

Talk to your doctor

If the rejection of the cigarette gives you with difficulty, seek medical attention - a doctor may recommend methods of struggle with addiction to nicotine, suitable for pregnant women (it can be a nicotine patch, gum, any medications safe during pregnancy).

  • If you have a desire to have a cigarette go do something that would distract your attention. Good help in getting rid of nicotine lozenges or chewing gum.
  • Try as little as possible to communicate with the smokers and to be in places where smoking is permitted.

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