With all the changes that occur in the woman’s body due to pregnancy, her immune system also starts to change. Women have lower immunity during this period, making them more likely to have some type of viral infection during pregnancy. During this period, it is necessary for women to redouble their health care even more.
Pregnancy is indeed a moment of joy, but it is also a moment that requires care , as a healthy pregnancy is beneficial not only for the mother, but also for the baby. Thus, pregnant women taking care of their own health will also be taking care of the health of their child who has not yet been born.
For the pregnant woman to lead a peaceful and healthy life it is necessary that she has a good diet , drink plenty of fluids, do not smoke or drink alcohol. Mainly, you should follow your doctor’s recommendations and adopt a healthy lifestyle . However, despite following all possible recommendations, the woman may still be surprised by some viral infection during pregnancy.
IMPORTANT: With the hormonal changes that occur in a woman’s body when pregnant, it is common for her immune system to be low and that, even though she is eating well and going to the doctor regularly, it is still possible to have some type of virus.
The body fights daily various types of bacteria, viruses and microbes and the immune system is responsible for the defense of the organism, expelling these invaders. A good job done by the immune system results in a life with more health and disposition, because its function is precisely to leave people free of diseases, but for that it is necessary that the immunity is high, and this is not the case in pregnant women. The immune system of pregnant women is low due to hormonal variations that they suffer due to changes in the body during pregnancy. Low immunity in pregnancy has consequences for pregnant women and among them is a greater probability of becoming ill, as their body is more prone to invasion of viral and bacterial cells. For these and other reasons that being accompanied by a doctor throughout pregnancy is essential.
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Symptoms of a Virosis
In the face of a viral infection during pregnancy, it is not necessary for the woman to panic, the baby will not be affected. This will only happen if you do not follow all the preventive recommendations of the doctor, as a virus will only reach the baby, if it does not hydrate properly during a virus.
A well-hydrated organism, in addition to having a better functioning, makes the baby develop even healthier. Viruses as well as any other disease also have symptoms, and the main symptoms can be easily identified, they are:
- Lack of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Abdominal pain
It is not necessary for a woman during her pregnancy to expect to feel all of them in order to be able to see a doctor. If the pregnant woman feels two or even one of these symptoms, it becomes a reason enough to look for it.
Most Common Viruses
Among all types of viruses, there are two types that are quite common:
Rotavirus – is an easily transmitted disease. Its contagion occurs mainly by air, food, water and through the hands.
Norovirus – It is not as common as rotavirus. Its contagion can occur through the ingestion of raw foods made by infected hands.
How to Treat a Virosis in Pregnancy
Catching a virus is quite unpleasant , especially when you are pregnant, because in addition to the body having to adapt to all the changes caused by pregnancy, you will also have to deal with a virus, thus leaving the woman in an even more delicate situation.
That is why it is important to monitor your obstetrician even if you are not feeling any symptoms, and if you experience any of the symptoms listed above it is important that you correctly follow the recommendations given by him.
The doctor may pass some specific medications to the pregnant woman, but other recommendations should also be followed, such as:
- Eat healthy foods
- And drink lots of water to stay hydrated
Therefore, treating a virus is not very complicated, it is even simple. But because it is simple does not mean that it does not require a certain amount of attention, quite the contrary. The any sign of change or alteration in the body should rather be informed and accompanied by your obstetrician.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.