Having a baby is not only a joy but also a great responsibility. The health of the baby in many respects depends on the behavior and health of the mother. This is why the professional accompaniment of pregnancy, which is provided at the Institute for Family Planning, is necessary. A characteristic imprint on the health of mom and baby imposes seasonality. Winter has its drawbacks. Can I minimize them?
5 risk factors for fetal ingestion in winter
Piercing and minus temperatures are not the most dangerous factors for a future mother and toddler in the winter. There are far more serious threats. Experienced pregnancy experts give some tips on how to minimize winter risks.
1. Dry air indoors
Heating systems help maintain the optimum air temperature in the premises, but at the same time it is very dry by "pulling" the moisture. Therefore, in the winter season, a person who is spending a lot of time at home or at work, increases the secretion of mucus in the nasal cavity. Dry nose can be avoided using one of the following methods:
- To put in a room a wide capacity filled with water (a basin, a bucket, a bowl);
- Weigh the water-soaked towels;
- Turn on the air humidifier.
In addition, I recommend that you carry out damp cleaning as often as possible and regularly ventilate the room, providing fresh air access.
2. Lack of vitamins in regular foods
Pregnant women vitamins and minerals are extremely needed, so that the fetus develops normally. However, the long-term processing of imported vegetables and fruits loses most of the beneficial properties. A large, beautiful apple from the supermarket shelf does not mean useful. That is why, when conducting a "winter" pregnancy, the doctor will necessarily appoint a vitamin-mineral complex. The diet also includes tangerines (in the absence of allergy) and squash, rich in carotene, seafood and fish.
3. Problems with skin of hands and face
Irritation, dryness and peeling of the skin of the face, "chickens" on the hands, weathered lips are quite predictable when going out into the street. Using it will help fight it:
- Face cream;
- Nourishing hand cream;
- Hygienic lipstick.
4. Great chances to "catch" a viral infection
Viruses are regular satellites of the winter season. The chances of getting infected with a future mother are great: enough to ride in public transport or stand in line in front of the registry office of the clinic. It's possible to protect yourself and the baby, following the simple rules:
- To split fresh garlic or onions into the house;
- Going to places with a lot of people, use antiviral agents for the nose;
- To put on the street thermal wipes;
- When returning home, carefully wash not only the hands, but also the nasal cavity (a solution of sea salt with iodine).
5. Increased injury
Moving along the frozen snow-covered pavements is a serious danger for a future mother. When falling practically it is impossible to avoid injuries (bruises, dislocations, fractures). Not less dangerous is the fall and for the future child - a sudden blow when falling is negatively reflected on the fruit.
Protect yourself and the baby will help the corrugated shoe sole or special footwear accessories ("snowshoes"). If the road glows like a mirror, an additional point of support will be needed: do not be shy, it is better to ask someone for help.