Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu

Learn the symptoms and what to do to prevent influenza A H1N1

Swine flu H1N1 (initially known as swine flu) deserves attention of pregnant women. If the woman feel any of the symptoms should see a doctor immediately.
The infectologistas still do not know the reasons, but may reflect that, with the early gestation, many future moms express difficulty to breathe freely, because the uterus developed presses the diaphragm, as well as by the fact of being with the most immune system weakened.
The truth is that this serious and real concern comes if you add up the many fears and concerns of pregnancy and that make pregnant women more vulnerable and sensitive. Here I include future dads, grannies and not only the family network as the closest friends.

Symptoms Of H1N1 Flu

Fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, fatigue, muscle aches and joint pain are common symptoms of the flu.There may also be diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. The nose may become congested and running, in addition to cause sneezing. If there is shortness of breath and a fever for more than three days are signs of worsening symptoms. In case of flu see a doctor because the flu can be fatal, in the case of pregnant women there is also the risk to the fetus, according to Maternityguides.

To Avoid Contamination Of The Flu

The pregnant woman should avoid clumps, contact with people who are not healthy, to maintain the cleanliness and, whenever possible, wash your hands and don’t take them to the mouth, nose and eyes.
The transmission of the virus occurs through contact with secretions from an infected person as airborne droplets (coughing and sneezing), saliva (kissing, glasses and cutlery shared) and contaminated surfaces as a doorknob or stair handrail. So it’s important to always wash your hands and avoid as much as possible to put them in your mouth. If you can’t wash your hands, use alcohol gel to clean hands.
Avoid Emotional Tension
We should facilitate the future mom living with people calm and answered, your full confidence, so that they can reassure you before any emotional stress more exacerbated and allow you to express the feelings that are bothering you.
This exercise I will then favors the relaxation and increases lung capacity and very effective if you practice it in an environment with Dim light, silent or with soft music and with low volume:
-on her back, with her legs inflected, breathe in through your nose slowly and deeply, filling the abdomen. Exhale slowly through your mouth, too. Count the seconds it took to inspire and should be the same as that which led to expire. If possible, gradually increase the time for each move.
In addition to increasing respiratory capacity, this method activates the bowel avoiding constipation, as well as, oxygenates the organs pills by the uterus.
All this is of great importance to the well-being of the mother-to-be, as it helps to minimize the anguish and fear in these moments so full of insecurity and tension. Don’t forget also to consult your doctor to every situation that if present, because only he knows what is best for your patient.

Influenza A H1N1 Vaccination

Vaccinations: all pregnant women should be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu. Usually there are vaccination campaigns before the onset of winter, when more conducive to contamination by H1N1 flu.