Things to Consider in Winter Pregnancy

Things to Consider in Winter Pregnancy
Things to Consider in Winter Pregnancy

Acıbadem Dr. Sinasi Can (Kadıköy) Hospital Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Dr. Çağrı Arıoğlu Aydın talked about 6 suggestions to be considered in winter pregnancy and made important statements.

The mother's healthy diet and adequate consumption of winter vegetables and fruits containing plenty of vitamins and minerals play an important role in keeping the mother's immune system strong and in the healthy development of the baby. Malnutrition, excessive calorie intake or unbalanced diet; Stating that it can create risks such as miscarriage risk, gestational diabetes (gestational diabetes), hypertensive diseases of pregnancy, low birth weight and premature birth, Dr. Çağrı Arıoğlu Aydın said, “Omega support is very important for the neurological development of the baby. For this reason, it is recommended to consume fish 2 days a week for all pregnant women. We do not recommend the bottom fish. Surface fish such as horse mackerel, bonito, anchovy and salmon can be preferred. Since vitamin C is important in keeping the immune system strong, especially citrus fruits should not be neglected. Green leafy vegetables are rich in fiber, iron, folic acid and vitamins. It also helps the immune system and intestinal regulation. It is also necessary to pay attention to the fact that all vegetables and fruits are washed very well.” used the phrases.

Although the sun does not show its face much during the winter months, it is very important for the expectant mother to go out every day. Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Dr. Cagri Arioglu Aydin said:

“It is beneficial to go out in the sun for 15-30 minutes every day, even if it is winter. Sun rays play an important role in bone development and immune system in mother and baby. Due to the decrease in the possibility of sunbathing during the winter months, it may be necessary to take vitamin D and calcium supplements when necessary. It is recommended to consume foods rich in calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D such as milk, dairy products, yogurt, fish and eggs during pregnancy.

Emphasizing that one of the most effective ways to protect against flu (influenza virus), which is common in the winter months, is to have a flu vaccine. Çağrı Arıoğlu Aydın said, “The flu vaccine is a safe vaccine that does not contain live viruses and can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Influenza can have a severe course in pregnant women due to the weakening of the immune system. For this reason, we recommend influenza vaccination to pregnant women who are in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy, especially during the epidemic periods, namely in October-November.

Since the need to drink water decreases in winter, one should not wait to be thirsty to drink water. 1.5-2 liters of water should be consumed per day. Emphasizing that herbal teas can be consumed excessively in winter, but not every herbal tea is suitable for pregnancy, Dr. Çağrı Arıoğlu Aydın states that teas containing rosehip, linden, chamomile, mint and ginger can be consumed, provided that they do not exceed two glasses a day; He said that they do not think positively about consumption of sage and green tea during pregnancy because they can stimulate contractions in the uterus.

It is very important to take a 30-minute walk in the open air every day. From the 12th week of pregnancy, doing pregnancy pilates and yoga provides positive support during pregnancy and birth. Stating that one of the most beneficial sports for pregnant women is swimming, Dr. Çağrı Arıoğlu Aydın said, “Because of the positive and relaxing effect of water on the muscles, swimming is recommended especially for pregnant women with back and low back pain. There is no harm in entering the pool, which is hygienic and at the appropriate temperature. However, we do not recommend entering the pool in case of vaginal bleeding, discharge and abdominal cramps. he said.

Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Dr. Çağrı Arıoğlu Aydın said, “Although it is winter, the environment must be ventilated and humidified frequently. Nosebleeds are common in pregnant women due to the hot and dry environment. In addition to paying attention to fluid consumption to prevent skin dryness and cracks, skin dryness should be prevented by using appropriate moisturizing creams. In snowy and rainy weather, one should be careful against the slippery ground, and high-heeled shoes should be avoided. said.

Günceleme: 29/12/2022 14:36

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