Rare winter colds do without, especially in view of the changes that happen to our climate in recent years. Frost and thaw alternate throughout the winter, which greatly increases the risk of a person as a virus and colds.
And expectant mothers are at risk of ill not less than all other people. And perhaps even more at risk the rest of the flu or other seasonal colds. Colds during pregnancy - a phenomenon quite frequent. It is not surprising - after all, pregnant women, everyone, without exception, the work of the immune system is much worse - otherwise bear a child would be simply unrealistic.
Scientifically speaking, the immune system of the organism future mother has the physiological features, due to which comes the compulsory redemption activity, the so-called immunosuppression. This is necessary to ensure that a woman's body does not react to growing inside her new life as alien to her education. And, accordingly, it has not started as a result of its rejection. Yes - yes, do not be surprised - but for the mother and baby tissue incompatibility completely natural phenomenon. After half of a child's father's genes.
However, this is the immunosuppression, which eliminates the process of rejection of the child, has a very "disservice" the health of the pregnant woman. This is due to the fact that the immune system is much worse than fighting with various pathogens of viral diseases. And colds expectant mother is also exposed more than others - pregnancy and colds often go hand in hand. What to do in such a situation?
Of course, the best option for the future of young mothers will be a complete absence of colds, but it is not always possible, because the disease does not ask permission, and in advance of their plans were not warned. Many women mistakenly believe that the decline in output from the house to a minimum reduces the risk of disease. However, this is not so - no matter how you tried to protect themselves from the virus, it is unlikely. Your family and friends can bring it on the soles of shoes or clothes.
Methods of treating colds
So, to protect yourself from colds failed and future mother felt the first signs of illness. What do you do in this situation? Ignore treatment and wait for the disease will pass by itself? However, this is not the best option, because of the reduced immunity disease will last much longer than that of all other people.
And unlikely to please the prospect of future mother walks with a red nose, watery eyes and a fever for weeks or even months. Yes, and the health of the child like a painful condition mom probably affect negatively. So it's not worth the risk and taking chances - colds during pregnancy is not only possible, but necessary.
However, many pregnant women are afraid to treat panic even the common cold, fearing that the drugs may in any way harm the health of the baby. And in part they are right - excessive amount of drugs will not bring the child any good. Therefore, treatment of colds during pregnancy has its own specific features, which need to know any expectant mother.
Very often, many pregnant women mistakenly believe that the best way to treat colds while waiting for a baby is a herbal medicine - treatment with herbs. However, doctors warn expectant mothers - with phytotherapy must be not be less cautious than pharmacological chemicals. Because it is often the action of herbs is much more powerful than the effect of drugs.
Under the strict prohibition are all those drugs, which include alcohol and the tincture of herbs, which have immunostimulatory drugs, such as lemongrass, echinacea, licorice, radiograms pink, ginseng root. All these herbs greatly increase blood pressure and heart rate. But cardio - vascular system, and my mother already working in a very active rhythm to anything to increase the already heavy load.
There is a very good herbal remedy that is very effective in improving the immune system - the root of horseradish. He does not bring absolutely no harm to either mother's organism, nor for the body of the baby. Preparing the drug as follows - grate pre-washed and peeled horseradish root of the film, and mix in equal proportions of sugar, cover bowl with a lid and leave to infuse in a warm place about one and a half - two hours. Take your medicine you need half a teaspoon before each meal, for three days. After that it must be made less than three days break.
Warming during pregnancy
As a rule, thermal procedures are one of the most effective ways to get rid of a cold. However, during pregnancy, take a hot bath with sea salt or the like should be steamed legs as you did before, while waiting for the pregnancy will not be able. After the hot water with a very high degree of probability can stimulate spontaneous abortion in the early stages of it, or the beginning of preterm birth.
In addition, the very high risk that the resulting impact on the feet of hot water will be too much blood flow, causing the veins in the legs may be very stretched, and as a consequence, can develop not only swelling, and even varicose veins. And that's not the worst - because of the fact that the bulk of the blood rushes to your feet, blood circulation in the placenta can not be sufficiently intense. This means that the child may suffer from hypoxia.
The only thing that can make a pregnant woman - it's like to be steamed in hot water arm. Place hands in a basin with hot water so that the water covers the hand and forearm, approximately 15 minutes. After that, wipe your hands with a towel, put on warm pajamas and socks, previously poured into them a little mustard. It is very likely that the next morning you wake up absolutely healthy, without any trace of a cold.
Treatment of the common cold
As a rule, one of the first symptoms of colds - is the appearance of a cold. Firstly, runny nose creates a lot of inconvenience for a woman - constantly wet handkerchiefs and grated red nose. Second, at the beginning of a cold, when the nose literally "flowing", the body of the future mother loses a lot of fluid - by the way, do not forget during illness to drink more. And - Thirdly, due to impaired nasal breathing baby is not getting him the right amount of oxygen.
This means that you must get rid of the common cold as quickly as possible. And catch at the usual drops from a cold pregnant mom still not worth it. Try to get rid of it more gentle methods, which will help get rid of the common cold and the child at the same time will not harm:
- The position of the body. Try to avoid lying horizontal position - place them under the head of a high enough cushion. This measure will significantly facilitate nasal breathing since significantly reduced the swelling of the nasal mucosa.
- Balm "asterisk". During pregnancy, doctors are advised to remember the good old balm "asterisk". Apply it on whiskey and the wings of the nose - you will feel relief already after a few minutes - disappear nasal breathing easier.
- Carrot and apple juice. Another good tool that can help get rid of a cold pregnant women is fresh squeezed juices of carrot and apple. Drip one drop of juice in each nostril, once every two hours. Relief will come within a few hours.
The temperature during pregnancy
Increased body temperature during pregnancy is also very desirable - it is harmful not only to the body of the pregnant woman, and for the body of the future baby. However, the reception of conventional pharmaceutical preparations, the effect of which is aimed at reducing body temperature, it is not so safe.
Therefore, the body temperature during pregnancy is necessary to normalize the improvised means, without resorting to drugs. In that case, if you raise the body temperature, and you began to feel the chill, lie down in bed, wrapped a warm blanket and drink a few glasses of hot tea.
This measure will significantly expand the blood vessels of the upper or lower extremities, which will begin to surge blood. As a result, the heat transfer will increase considerably. As soon as you get warm, start to shoot down the temperature of the materials at hand - for example, rub hands and feet with cold water. This seemingly simple manipulation allows very quickly reduce body temperature by several degrees.
Very nice in the heat and fever makes the following herbal infusion: Chop two tablespoons of berries or leaves of raspberry, one tablespoon of mother and stepmother, one tablespoon marjoram. Pour one cup of raw chopped boiled water. Steep for about 15 minutes, then strain using gauze fabric. Drink the infusion in small sips, and then lie down in bed, Wrap yourself with a warm blanket.
It is also very good saves from heat pine cocktail. To cook or mince pine buds or needles itself. Two tablespoons of the resulting mixture, mix with two tablespoons of raspberry jam. Heat one cup of boiling water, cover with a mixture of pine needles and raspberry jam. Let sit for about an hour, and then also drink small sips, for an hour. All this time, the expectant mother should be in bed. Be prepared for the fact that you begin to sweat very much - so in advance, prepare dry underwear. Please note - the day can not drink more than three cups of this beverage.
A sore throat
Another nuisance which threatens ailing future mother - a sore throat. Surely, it is not necessary to tell - this feeling is familiar to all people without exception. Again note - sprays and candies, so familiar to all people, pregnant women use all the same it is not necessary.
There are a few proven ways for years to eliminate pain in the throat. For example, prepare the next drink: squeeze the juice of half a lemon, half of the beet and potato half. Mix the juice and add half a tablespoon of finished pharmaceutical syrup. Add your resulting mixture into a glass of warm milk and drink it within an hour in small sips. By the way - if you suffer from chronic tonsillitis or rhinitis, take this recipe on a note, it is able to significantly ease your condition.
Another good way of getting rid of a sore throat is a decoction of sage on milk. Preparing it is not difficult: in a saucepan, place one tablespoon of dry grass sage, pour a glass of milk and bring it to a boil. Strain the broth and drink - as well as all other funds in small sips.
Not bad helps rinse with warm boiled water in which dissolved or onion or beet juice. Squeeze the juice and mix it in equal proportions with boiled water. Gargle as often as you can - the pain disappears after a few hours.
Well, the usual candy can be replaced by either a teaspoon of sea buckthorn oil, or a piece of aloe, pre-peeled. Keep them in the mouth for about 15 minutes every half hour. In this case, the pain should recede quickly enough.
Concluding the conversation, I would like to remind future mummies - whatever you are confident in their abilities, at the first manifestation of any disease - whether it is cold in the early pregnancy, or the flu in the last month - yet be sure to consult a doctor. Quite often, even the most minor cold can result in very serious complications for both the mother and child.
And another important point - prior to use one or the other method of the above, be sure to consult with your doctor - a gynecologist.