How to deal with influenza in pregnancy - Women Tips

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It is very common pregnant women develop colds and flu because their immune system is weakened to provide the best conditions for the development of the fetus. Although there are no major concerns with this disease, it is important to take some precautions so they are not made treatments that inhibit the development and health of the developing baby.

Once the pregnant woman notice flu symptoms should seek medical advice, and alert you about your pregnancy, because a poorly cared for flu can cause the development of dangerous secondary infections such as pneumonia, for example.

Only the doctor, aware that the woman is pregnant, could indicate adequately what remedies it can take. Caution is very important, because even remedies that seem harmless, like the anti-flu, should not be used by pregnant.

"These medications contain vasoconstrictors as epinephrine, which can lead to pressure drop and cause tachycardia in pregnant women," says the gynecologist and obstetrician Lizandra Marcondes.

Maintaining a healthy diet can help strengthen the immune system, because the nutrients good food are great allies in fighting infections. Get plenty of rest, avoid stress and drink plenty of fluids can also be of great help.

Tips safe and natural to relieve symptoms of influenza in pregnant women

  • Keep a routine with balanced meals that include fruits and vegetables because these foods are natural sources of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats that contribute to strengthening the body and the consequent power to combat influenza;
  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, natural fruit juices, coconut water and various teas. The teas are especially good to give sense of relief to colds, but it is important that these do not contain caffeine;
  • If the nose is blocked, do not use nasal decongestants, try an inhalation only with saline. If you do not have an inhaler at home, put hot water in a bowl, add two or three drops of eucalyptus oil or mint and with a towel over his head, breathe with his face close to the solution;
  • If you are with the body tired by constant coughing and feeling sore throat, prepare a chamomile tea with honey and lemon, to relax and relieve the troublesome;
  • Gargle with salt water to help in the most severe throat infections;
  • In sinus circumstances, try placing two drops of essential oil of marjoram in a scarf and inspire you often;
  • Rest as much as you can, because sleep helps the body to recover.

It is essential that throughout the woman pregnancy keep frequent contact with your doctor, as he is the ideal person to monitor their health status, avoid problems, relieve unpleasant symptoms and combat diseases effectively and without risk to the expectant mother and her baby .

Give the contacts from your trusted doctor for family members, co-workers and people from their coexistence is important so that during your pregnancy if there is any need, you can be helped in any context.