Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, women’s health requires special attention, and one aspect of its preservation is proper (balanced) diet. Most often, doctors focus on the quantity and list of approved products, however harm can their quality. How in stores “prolong the life” of products from a lot of gear, so if there is the slightest doubt as to the suitability of the product, it is better to refuse from the acquisition, as poisoning during pregnancy (even small) may adversely affect health of mother and future baby.

The cause of food poisoning could be any product, but most often there are sausages, meats, sweets with cream (especially protein), dairy products, salads with mayonnaise and canned.

Most dangerous product during pregnancy doctors believe fungi as in case of poisoning by the toxins are able to penetrate through the placenta.

Symptoms of food poisoning during pregnancy:

  • Nausea;
  • Heaviness in the abdomen;
  • Dizziness;
  • Lack of appetite;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Changing of blood pressure;
  • Fever.

In the case of the onset of symptoms of food poisoning it is necessary to take urgent measures.

Treatment of food poisoning during pregnancy

At the first signs of food poisoning in a pregnant, she needs to drink plenty of water – this will help to empty the stomach. Alone can not induce vomiting, because the spasms can lead to increased tone of the uterus, and it is very dangerous. Also, all this time, contraindicated eating. After vomiting it is necessary to take the absorbent, which “connects” and displays the remaining toxins in the body, it will approach Enterosgel, POLYSORB or activated carbon. Absorbent, in addition to toxins, absorbs water, so don’t forget about water you need to drink a small amount, but every 15-20 minutes.

To treat independently only when the condition is not severe and does not increase the temperature, otherwise you need to call an ambulance and get treatment under the supervision of doctors. Also, to resort to skilled assistance is necessary if the receiving absorbent material did not give results.

After the disease has passed, the pregnant woman should adhere to certain rules of supply. Diet necessary to the stomach and intestines started to work properly, and it looks as follows: within 10 days it is forbidden to eat food of animal origin is limited to vegetable soups, crackers and low-fat broth. So at this time it is better not to eat raw vegetables and fruits because the fiber contained in them may aggravate the condition.

After the symptoms of poisoning will conclusively can be gradually introduced into the diet of steamed vegetables, strong tea and light cereal (without oil). After the onset of the full recovery you must consult with your doctor about taking vitamins to restore the balance of minerals in the body because most of them are “washed” during the vomiting, diarrhea and reception absorbent.

Despite the fact that the placenta protects the baby, because of what the poisoning does not bear for him a real threat, should take all possible steps to minimize the risk of poisoning, it is enough to wash hands thoroughly, vegetables and fruits and to monitor the shelf life of products.

Danger of food poisoning

Many pregnant women ignore the advice of seeking medical attention, and waiting for the food poisoning will pass, although it may cause many health problems of pregnant women:

  • Insufficient intake of vitamins and minerals to the fetus caused by dehydration;
  • Poor circulation of the fetus resulting from intoxication;
  • Risk of miscarriage.

Regardless of what caused the intestinal poisoning (mushrooms, watermelon, faulty products) as soon as you can take activated charcoal at the rate of 1 tablet on 10 kg of your weight, and call an ambulance.

Pregnancy & Food Poisoning

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