The midwife Barbara Colombo explains why some disorders occur in pregnancy, what they are due to and how to prevent and treat them before resorting to drugs
Remedies for ailments in pregnancy
Pregnancy is considered a “state” absolutely comparable to normal, yet many women suffer from some ailments that make the 9-month journey a little less serene. Let’s try to understand better why these disorders occur and how to prevent them with simple tricks, before resorting to drugs (traditional or homeopathic) if necessary.
The first and most common ailment is certainly nausea, which typically occurs in early pregnancy and can last until end of the first quarter. It is often strong upon awakening or at the sight of food or in the presence of certain smells. To be able to somehow mitigate it, one should try to keep the stomach full with small meals, even upon waking up and walking outdoors.
Remedies for nausea in pregnancy
Furthermore here are some dietary tips and remedies that may be helpful:
limit dairy products
increase the intake of proteins and vitamins B1 and B6
consume leafy vegetables with lemon juice
drink herbal teas made from dandelion, mallow or mint
Constipation and constipation in pregnancy
Another very common problem is constipation and constipation. The increase in progesterone reduces the movement capacity of the intestinal muscles which therefore slows down or limits the ability to discharge.
Remedies for constipation and constipation
In order to solve the problem it is useful:
doing moderate physical activity
eat foods rich in waste and fiber, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals and dried legumes but also all foods rich in proteins.
drink abundantly between meals, even herbal teas based on dandelion or fennel.
As the pregnancy progresses the weight of the uterus and the dilation of the vessels (always due to the action of progesterone) can cause the formation of hemorrhoids, even very showy and annoying. In this case, careful hygiene is always very important, even if it can be annoying, to prevent bacteria from remaining in the area.
Remedies for hemorrhoids
Eliminate spicy and alcoholic foods.
Instead, favor fiber, protein and vitamin C which tones blood vessels.
They can be useful for decongesting the area of mallow, lime or horse chestnut compresses.
In pregnancy the increased vaginal acidity can lead to a excessive production of whitish mucus, particularly annoying for women who suffer from it. The appearance of these losses is not necessarily linked to a bacterial infection but it is always good to carry out a vaginal swab to exclude it. Indispensable in this case it is hygiene, using 1 tablespoon of baking soda or sea salt dissolved in water.
Remedy for white losses
Eliminate or minimize all yeasts and introduce fresh vegetables.
Take care of intimate hygiene
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