Pregnancy can bring not only the happiness of waiting. Many women first encounter the problem of allergies just in position. An expectant mother who already knows her allergic status should be prepared for an exacerbation of a long-standing problem.
What can trigger an allergic reaction?
The body of a pregnant woman is so vulnerable and unstable that anything can become an allergen. The most common reasons include:
- flower pollen;
- pet hair;
- low temperatures during the cold season;
- ultraviolet rays of the sun;
- preservatives in food;
- decorative cosmetics;
- household chemicals.
There are also many factors that can trigger an allergic process:
- chronic fatigue, stress and systemic lack of sleep;
- synthetic materials in household items and clothing;
- smog and exhaust gases, as well as harmful production in the immediate vicinity of housing;
- medicines, especially without consulting a doctor.
This list goes on.
You can’t close your eyes to allergies, because it also affects the health of the baby. Allergies can be especially dangerous in the first trimester. During this period, the laying of all the organs and systems of the child. Self-medication and uncontrolled intake of drugs can lead to serious deviations in the development of the baby.
Most often, a young mother suffers from the following manifestations of allergies:
- Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract can be a natural consequence of food allergies.
- Urticaria, itching, peeling of the skin are the main symptoms of allergic dermatitis.
- Conjunctivitis of varying severity.
- Nasal congestion — allergic rhinitis.
What to do if a pregnant woman has an allergy?
- Be sure to contact an allergist and take samples. In no case can you solve the problem yourself. Most modern drugs are incompatible with pregnancy and lactation.
- Think over and strictly follow a diet. You will have to give up chocolate and citrus fruits — these are typical allergens.
- At the first opportunity, move out of town away from dirty, gassed air.
- Switch to eco-friendly cosmetics and household chemicals. If this is not possible, it is necessary to limit contact with them as much as possible. You can use gloves and a mask while cleaning. For self-care, it makes sense to use products for children.
- Develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sleep, walks and rest in the right amount can work wonders.
- Check your wardrobe and exclude clothes made from synthetics and artificial fabrics. Particular attention should be paid to linen. It should not rub, squeeze or contain irritating additives in the composition of the fabric.
A suitable option would be models from Beoma. The Beoma Bra will come in very handy. This is a seamless bra top without wires. The fabric breathes well, stretches and does not press anywhere. It is suitable for both breastfeeding and pregnancy. You can sleep in the Beoma Bra. And most importantly, this top does not cause allergies.