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Pregnancy and medications

Tablets and pregnancy

How to be if the future mother became ill, and sheDecided to take a pill to alleviate the symptoms? In this situation, you need to be extremely careful. In no case can you choose your own medicine, this should only be done by a doctor. In addition, during the treatment the doctor must observe you all the time. In any medicine contain harmful substances, which, in other ways, have an effect not only on your body, but also on the organization of the future baby. During pregnancy, our body works differently. The liver and kidneys that are responsible for the processing and withdrawal of the medicine also work in a different way. Therefore, the sensitivity to many medicines increases, resulting in an allergy.

Medications on early pregnancy

At the beginning of pregnancy, drugs are very dangerous. The whole point is that in the first two months the embryo develops systems and organs, anecdotal substances in medicines can lead to malformations in development. By the same time at this time the fetus's body is not capable of clearing itself of harmful substances. At the 16th week the placenta around the fetus is formed completely, due to this it serves as an additional barrier. Therefore, some drugs can not fall into the body of a future baby. That's why in the second trimester of pregnancy it is much safer to take certain medications.

Medications that can not be taken during pregnancy

Any medication has contraindications toApplication and actions. Many drugs are forbidden to take throughout pregnancy and lactation. This is due to the fact that the components of the drugs can have a negative effect on the fetus. In addition, few drugs are tested on pregnant women. Not everyone will take such a risk. Sometimes, therapists prescribe unwanted drugs to pregnant women, and only then, when the health of the future mother is threatened by a serious danger.

Doctors say that the most dangerous drugs for an expectant mother are:


Antibiotics contain tetracycline andIts derivatives. This substance can cause malformations in the child. At late pregnancy, he also has a negative effect on the fetus: it affects the formation of the teeth rudiments and the growth of the baby. Dangerous also levomitsetin.On can cause deafness in the baby, as well as it has a bad effect on the organs of the virus.

Acetylsalicylic acid

This drug does not lead to malformations in the developmentThe fetus. However, it is dangerous because it affects the kidneys and the heart of the baby, like all anti-inflammatory drugs. Therefore, if you have a headache, then you should better take a tablet of paracetamol.


This drug is not recommended for use either to children or adults, and even more so to pregnant women. This drug has a negative effect on human blood.


This preparation is used at high pressure. It lowers the pressure, but has many contraindications. A long reception of this medicine can cause a baby depression, drowsiness and even a runny nose. But, fortunately, these symptoms disappear within a week after birth.

How to replace drugs to pregnant women

Pregnant women often suffer from heartburn,Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, headache, cold or flu, as well as other diseases. These diseases can be cured without taking medications. Take for granted what you can use:

With heartburn

Heartburn can occur for various reasons. Especially often it affects pregnant women. To prevent the occurrence of heartburn, eat properly. Try not to eat a lot of sour, salty, spicy, fatty foods. Eat small meals every four hours. Peat mineral water without gas. Try not to go to bed immediately after you eat. If heartburn tortures at night, then put a large pillow under your back, drink half-sider.

In case of problems with the scissor

Problems with gastrointestinal tract can cause such factors: Lack of dietary fiber in the body, lack of fluid, hormonal restructuring. If you are having trouble getting to the toilet, rather take action. Since the bowel has pressure on the uterus, which can cause interruption of pregnancy.

Be sure to perform easy physicalExercise, a day, drink at least one and a half liters of purified water. Add in your diet products that contain dietary fiber (vegetable salads, coarse bread). Use beets, fruits, dried fruits. Every day, drink yogurt or kefir. In extreme cases, use special candles, laxative Dufalac or Regulax.

With the flu

This infectious disease causes chills,Weakness of the body, fever, runny nose. When symptoms appear, call a doctor, as this disease is dangerous not only for the future mother, but also for the baby. Try to avoid taking medication. There are many ways to treat this disease:

  • If you have a high fever, you can drink a tablet of paracetamol;
  • Every day chew on half a teaspoon of propolis. It is best to take it three times a day;
  • To improve immunity, prepare aDrink: mix freshly squeezed beet juice, juice of two carrots and two apples. Add one tablespoon of cranberry juice and drink twenty minutes before eating half a glass.

If drugs can not be dispensed with, thenThe doctor can prescribe antibacterial agents in combination with antihistamines (suprastin, tavegil), as well as antifungal (nystatin). You can take Arbidol.

With headaches

If you have a severe headache, then take the paracetamolia tablet and take it easy. You can drink a cup of mint tea. He will calm, relax and relieve the headache.

With vomiting and nausea

These symptoms are very often troubling the expectant mother,Especially on the first months of pregnancy. To get rid of them, in the morning, lying in bed, on an empty stomach, eat an apple or a biscuit. You can even have breakfast in bed. During the day try not to eat foods that contain animal proteins or fats. Drink purified water. Mint helps also. It can be added vchay or drink as a drink, just brewed in a thermos.

Under stress

If the future mother suffers from stress, then sheNeed to relax. You can take a tincture of valerian or motherwort, but it is best to use the traditional methods: massage, yoga. In no case do not take the tranquilizers, as they can cause malformations in the development of the fetus.

With a cold

Do not take vasoconstrictor syrups or drops fromCough, which contains codeine. If you have a headache, take paracetamol. Coughs are well helped by the cough: mother-and-stepmother, thermopsis. Also, pregnant women can use mukaltin and bromhexine. From the common cold you can use sarinine, naphthyzine or pinasol. But it is best to do without them and use such a means: in a glass of boiled water, add a teaspoon of salt and a couple of iodine. With this solution, rinse your nose, and you can rinse your throat.

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