The bulk of pregnant women at least once faced with a viral infection during an interesting situation, especially if the expectation of a child accounted for in autumn and winter. I got pregnant in the fall and also faced with catarrhal and viral diseases.
Do not neglect vitamins for pregnant women, to prevent diseases. Let your doctor select the vitamins that suit you. Also, try to eat more fruits, vegetables and fresh juices.
What to do first?
If you feel the first symptoms of the disease – runny nose, cough, body aches, fever, you should not self-medicate, you need to visit a doctor (call at home) and pass the necessary tests. As is known, ARVI is dangerous in the first stages of pregnancy (first trimester).
Do not confuse SARS with colds. Acute respiratory disease affects the respiratory tract and can be caused by bacteria. And the infection can conceal a significant threat to the unborn child.
During the illness, I did not have a high fever and the treatment was quite gentle, without taking antibiotics and other serious drugs. If the symptoms are more dangerous than in my case, consulting a doctor will help you cope with the disease. And it is desirable that this was an experienced specialist who understands well the preparations that can be used by pregnant women.
Second and third trimesters
During this period of pregnancy, the baby is reliably protected by the maternal placenta, which is able to protect the future baby from infections. This is a normal course of pregnancy without any complications.
If there are any, a competent approach to treatment is necessary. Since some infectious diseases can affect the child’s nervous system and brain.
If a woman gets sick in the third trimester, the likelihood of complications is minimal. But this does not mean that there is no need for proper treatment. The baby can be born weak or with signs of hypoxia.
Of course, there is no need to panic, it certainly does not help, and only can harm your future baby. During an illness, try to take care of yourself and follow all the doctor’s instructions, then the outcome of the disease will be positive.
Do not be ill and take care of yourself and the unborn child!