- poor health,
- depressed state,
- nausea and vomiting,
All these symptoms collectively are called toxicosis of pregnant women.
It is these unpleasant, and sometimes simply exhausting sensations that prevent a woman from fully enjoying the forthcoming happiness of motherhood, and some in general recall the beginning of pregnancy as the most difficult and unpleasant stage.
For women who become pregnant for the first time, the question arises: can I somehow ease this condition? What helps against toxemia?
Actually, all of the above symptoms are considered quite normal on the terms of 6 to 14 weeks of pregnancy and do not require treatment. But, however that may be, we are all individual, and therefore someone suffers ailments easily, but to someone this period is given very hard.
There are many quite harmless ways that can alleviate the condition of a pregnant woman. However, if nausea and vomiting torment the woman too much, then the doctor's help is needed: he will prescribe the drugs permitted in such cases or offer to undergo treatment in the hospital.
What should I do to relieve toxicity during pregnancy?
Most often, nausea during pregnancy makes you aware of yourself in the morning, so when you wake up, do not suddenly get up from bed. Allow yourself to lie down for a few more minutes, and even better - eat cooked from the evening and left on the bedside table a handful of nuts, home-made crackers or salted cookies. Do not want to eat? You can drink water with the addition of a teaspoon of lemon juice. This cunning will allow nausea to recede.
About nutrition during toxicosis
To reduce the manifestation of toxicosis will help vitamin B6. However, do not rush to run after him to the pharmacy. It is enough to think carefully about your diet and include products containing this vitamin:
- fresh fruits and vegetables,
- rabbit meat, veal, chicken without skin,
- buckwheat - buckwheat and oatmeal cooked on the water,
- beans - peas, beans, lentils,
- nuts, / li>
Pregnant women should eat boiled, stewed, baked or steamed food. From fried, fat and spicy it is better to refuse. The food should not be too cold, but not too hot. To eat better in small portions, so as not to overload the stomach and not irritate its receptors, but food intake can be every 2-3 hours. If nausea and vomiting pester the woman throughout the day, then the food should be taken better in the form of rubbed, and from fresh fruits and vegetables it is better to refuse, replacing them with juices and mashed potatoes. After eating, you can lie down for 10-15 minutes: this will help to avoid a possible attack of vomiting.
Special attention should be given to dairy products as a source of calcium. This component is useful at any stage of life, but during pregnancy it is simply vital for the future mother and her baby. However, if these foods now cause nausea and vomiting, then it is not worth eating them through strength, persuading your body that it is necessary for the baby. In this case, there will not be much use for food. But if the body, on the contrary, gives signals that he wants cottage cheese or yogurt, then, of course, do not deny yourself this little pleasure.
What and how to drink?
Drinking regime of any person should be 2 liters of water per day, however, pregnant women should not use carbonated water and the one that flows from the aqueduct (it contains chlorine and other impurities that can affect health, like mothers, and her baby). Ideally, it can be mineral or filtered water. Drink in small sips.
Do not drink during meals, as this can cause a feeling of heaviness in the stomach and bloating. It is also advisable not to drink before going to bed - it can cause morning swelling of the face, hands and feet.
What drinks are good for future mothers, and what should I refuse?
Tea, probably, like everything, but during pregnancy some types of tea are contraindicated for women. For example, green tea in large quantities will have to be abandoned so far, as it is considered the leader in the content of caffeine. Because of this same substance, you have to give up coffee (besides, it dehydrates the body and causes dryness in the mouth).
But ginger tea with toxicosis will be very useful, and only one cup of this drink will save you from unpleasant sensations for the whole day. For a more pleasant taste, you can add honey and a slice of lemon.
Mint tea will also be useful - it not only relieves nausea, but has a beneficial effect on the digestive and nervous system, and also relieves edema. However, misuse of mint in any case impossible.
Pumpkin juice, cranberry juice and decoctions of dried apricots and prunes, rose hips and lemon help to cope with the symptoms of toxicosis.
What else can help or alleviate the symptoms of toxemia?
About the dangers of tobacco and alcohol, probably, it makes no sense to say: everyone already knows this. And that's why every woman who smokes or consumes alcoholic drinks during pregnancy must understand that, following on the occasion of her selfishness, In the future, not only she, but her child will pay for their indifference and irresponsibility.
To get rid of toxemia it will be more useful to be out in the open air. Evening walk and airing of the bedroom (or the whole apartment) before going to bed at any time of the year will be very useful for the future mother. Fresh cool air during the awakening hours will also help to calm the sensations of morning sickness. Airing the room, where the future mother is, will help get rid of the smells that cause nausea.
Well help to cope with the manifestations of toxicosis exercises of respiratory gymnastics and yoga for pregnant women. These classes will also help to improve the functioning of the intestines, kidneys and liver. With regular classes you will not be bothered by headaches, dizziness and other ailments. Besides, muscles will become stronger and more elastic (this is useful during labor), and the nervous system will be calm and balanced. Important during pregnancy is the psychological infusion. Yoga and breathing exercises will help here: the ability to concentrate and control the processes will push back the unpleasant sensations and give the opportunity to rejoice in the upcoming motherhood.
If there is no time or desire for the exercises, then acupressure helps with nausea attacks - pressing the active points. In this case, you need to click on the point located on the inside of the wrist, just above the fold of the palm.
Nausea will be reassured by aromatherapy:
- from the evening, drip peppermint oil on the handkerchief - it is soothing, and at the same time reduces morning sickness;
- In extreme cases, you can use ginger oil: drip it on your palm, rub it and take a deep breath.
Recipes of our grandmothers and mothers
Our grandmothers and mothers in their time, probably, was also familiar with toxicosis. You are not the first, and you are not the last one he tortures. Traditional medicine for women in such a situation recommends the following:
- With excessive salivation, rinses are infused with sage, chamomile or oak bark - they produce an astringent effect: 1 tbsp. l. Raw material pour a glass of hot water, infuse 15 minutes, drain, cool.
- Red ashberry with sugar and honey helps with nausea. If there are no fresh berries, you can buy dried ones, steal them in boiling water or microwave, and then grind with honey.
- To remove stomach cramps will help infusions of valerian, mint and motherwort. If there is no grass, then mint tea or mint candies will save you from nausea. Do not recommend using mint chewing gum for this purpose - it will have the opposite effect.
- Antiemetic: 2 tsp. mint + 2 tsp. calendula + 1 tsp. valerian + 1 tsp. yarrow - pour half a liter of boiling water and press for 30 minutes. Drink 2 tablespoons. l. about 6 times a day for 3 weeks. Then you need to take a break for a couple of weeks and if necessary - if the toxicosis has not stopped by then - repeat the course of treatment.
Medication for the control of toxicosis
If the above recommendations did not have the desired effect, and toxicosis continues to torment the future mom - it becomes dangerous for the baby, and there is only one way out: the help of a doctor who will prescribe medications (pills, injections or droppers). Most often, pregnant women are prescribed:
- Cerucal (metoclopromide),
What to take when toxicosis - appoints only a doctor, and therefore do not need to engage in self-medication!
Have patience, because this period will soon pass! And then there will be some 5-6 months, and you can squeeze someone who was at first the culprit of your ailments, testifying to the approach of a happy time of motherhood.