Rhinitis during pregnancy: a nuisance that must be prevented

August 13, 2012

 runny nose during pregnancy
 Runny nose gives a lot of inconvenience and discomfort. It is unlikely that in the world there is at least one person who is proud to say that never in my life experienced this unpleasant condition. Quite often accompanies pregnancy rhinitis. Firstly, this is due to the suppression of immunity during childbearing, preventing the body's perception of female fetus as a foreign object. But it is such a forced immunosuppression does a pregnant woman susceptible to infectious respiratory diseases. In addition, during pregnancy in the body in large quantities produced by progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 Which provides relaxation of muscles, and inhibits uterine contractions reduce vascular tone. In turn, estrogens activate the production of mucus, which, together with progesterone causes swelling of the lining of the nose and nasal.

 Rhinitis during pregnancy: a nuisance that must be prevented

Rhinitis during pregnancy

Runny nose or rhinitis during pregnancy - a condition in which the nasal passages become irritated and inflamed. Rhinitis during pregnancy is often the result of hormonal changes and their own place in the postnatal period. Typically, hormonal rhinitis develops in the first trimester of pregnancy, then it effects taper off. Another cause is allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is seasonal, usually begins in late spring - early summer and is associated with flowering plants. And, of course, a runny nose is a constant companion of acute respiratory diseases.

 Rhinitis during pregnancy: a nuisance that must be prevented


Rhinitis in pregnancy characterized by the appearance of symptoms such as nasal congestion, itching in the nose, profuse discharge from the nose and constant sneezing. A long-term rhinitis is the cause of headaches, sleep disorders Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 And, as a result of fatigue and fatigue woman. If runny nose accompanied by fever, cough, sore throat pain, and should be excluded acute viral infection. Influenza and other viral diseases pose a threat to early pregnancy. Against the background of the disease possible miscarriage or fetal developmental disorder, which further lead to the formation of intrauterine fetal malformations.

 Rhinitis during pregnancy: a nuisance that must be prevented


The most popular method of combating the common cold is the instillation of nose drops .  Using the vasoconstrictor drops during pregnancy is not recommended and even prohibited .  This prohibition is based on the "opposite" effect drops .  Vasoconstrictor drugs cause spasm of not only causing capillaries and abductor .  As a result, a woman develops an addictive narcotic akin (after instillation of the drops became easier to breathe, and an hour nasal congestion has increased and we have to bury your nose again) .  Vasoconstrictor drops (Naphthyzinum, galazolin) recommend the use of no more than twice a day (preferably at bedtime), strictly observing and even reducing the dosage .  Safety during pregnancy are considered a drop of vegetable-based (pinosol) .  During a cold must be two to four times a day to wash the nasal cavity .  Washing can be carried out with saline or finished products, consisting of sea water and salt (akvamaris, Dolphin, Salin) .  To facilitate rhinitis Rhinitis: a runny nose - is quite serious  Rhinitis: a runny nose - is quite serious
   base of the nose should be lubricated with ointment "Dr. Mom" ​​or balm "asterisk".

For the treatment of rhinitis in pregnant widely used traditional remedies. Allowed inhalation. To this end, the teapot must be put chopped garlic or onion and brew boiling water. Then you need to turn each nostril inhale the steam from the spout. You can also lay a plate of garlic Garlic health: almost a panacea  Garlic health: almost a panacea
   the nostrils (before that the nostrils should be lubricated with a neutral cream or butter). Good to dry heat (wool socks with mustard, a scarf around his neck).

Massage points at the base of the nostrils and chin effectively treats nasal congestion. It is also useful to massage the temples and the most sensitive places on the face. Massage can be done with the balm "asterisk".

Drinking during the common cold should be plenty to make up for the loss of fluid. It is advisable to consume beverages rich in vitamin C (currant and cranberry juice, tea with lemon, broth hips).

Anna Sozinova

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Massage and pregnancy: prenatal massage

May 30, 2014

 massage and pregnancy
 Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress and relieve muscle tension. Massage during pregnancy often received mixed reactions from the medical community about the safety and purpose of massage during pregnancy. Modern research shows that prenatal massage can play a very important role in prenatal care for women and should be carefully considered.

Although most educational institutions that teach massage, teach massage for pregnant women, it is better to find a massage therapist who is certified in prenatal massage.


Massage and Pregnancy: the benefits of prenatal massage

Studies show that massage conducted during pregnancy, can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 It relieves pain in muscles and joints, as well as generic activities, and improve the health of newborns.

Massage satisfy the different needs of different methods, one of which is called Swedish massage - it is aimed at reducing muscle tension and improvement of the lymphatic system and blood circulation through gentle pressure applied to the different muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it affects many of the common problems associated with musculo-vascular changes caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy.


Hormonal regulation

Studies in the last ten years have shown that the levels of hormones associated with relaxation and stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 Significantly altered by the action of massage, which leads to the regulation of mood and improve the cardiovascular system, if the massage was introduced in antenatal care of women. Women treated with biweekly massage for five weeks, the level of hormones, such as norepinephrine and cortisol ("stress hormones") has been reduced, and the level of dopamine and serotonin was increased (low levels of these hormones are associated with depression). These changes in hormone levels also led to fewer complications during birth and fewer complications in the newborn, such as low birth weight. This evidence suggests health benefits for mothers and newborns as therapeutic massage Massage Therapy - when it is needed?  Massage Therapy - when it is needed?
   included in the regular prenatal care.


Reduction of edema

Edema or swelling of the joints during pregnancy often appear because of the reduced blood circulation and increase the pressure on the major blood vessels of heavy uterus. Massage helps to stimulate soft tissues to reduce the accumulation of fluid in the swollen joints, which also improves the ability of the lymphatic system output of waste from the tissues.


The reduction of pain in the nerves

In later pregnancy, many women experience pain from the sciatic nerve, as the uterus puts pressure on the pelvic floor muscles and the lower back. The pressure of the uterus causes tension in the muscles of the upper and lower parts of the legs, forcing them to put pressure on nearby nerves. Massage eliminates the inflammation of the nerves, helping to eliminate the pressure on the surrounding muscles. Many women have experienced a significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy after regular massage.

Other potential benefits of prenatal massage:

  • Lower back pain
  • Reduced joint pain Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduction of edema
  • Reduced muscle tension and headaches
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Improved oxygenation of the soft tissue and muscles
  • Improved sleep


Precautions for prenatal massage

As with any therapeutic approach during pregnancy to the well-being of the future mother, a woman should discuss massage with your doctor. The best way to prevent the risks of prenatal massage - it is your awareness of them and work with professionals.


The position of the body during prenatal massage

Many experts believe the best position for a pregnant woman during the massage - side position. Massage tables with an opening which can be placed in the stomach can not be reliable and can still create pressure on the stomach or the stomach to allow hanging, whereby there is a sprain of the uterus. Discuss with the masseur in advance what position he works with clients during the massage.


Look for the appropriate masseur

It is important to seek help from a certified prenatal massage therapist. Certified doctors were trained, corresponding to the state standards for massage therapists, and know how to work in a particular pregnancy, what are your needs and sensitive areas of the body.


Be aware of and sensitive pressure points

Trained prenatal massage therapists are aware of the pressure points on the ankles and wrists that can gently stimulate the pelvic muscles, including the uterus. Certified prenatal massage therapists are trained to avoid deliberate pressure on these areas during pregnancy. Any woman who has gone through an early or premature contractions Braxton Hicks must notify your doctor about this fact and, therefore, pressure points should be avoided completely.

Women with the following features should talk with your doctor before the massage:

  • High-risk pregnancies
  • Pregnancy Hypertension
  • Preeclampsia
  • Previous preterm birth
  • Severe swelling, high blood pressure or sudden, severe headaches
  • Recent childbirth


Is prenatal massage safe throughout pregnancy

Women can begin massage at any time during the pregnancy - in the first, second or third trimester. But many experts refuse to do massage for women in the first trimester because of the high statistics of abortions in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.


Prenatal massage as part of prenatal care

Massage can improve the overall state of many pregnant women. Along with the guidance and advice of a physician prenatal massage can be incorporated into everyday prenatal care as the emotional and physical complement to improve the outcome of pregnancy and the health of the mother. Consult your midwife before starting any new therapeutic procedure.

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