Flu is a common disease which is not dangerous for your life. But for pregnant women, this is a terrible disease because influenza virus can causes fetal malformation risk and when mother gets a serious fever plus the virus’s virulence, it can stimulate uterine contractions and easily cause miscarriage or premature birth.
However, pregnant women should limit using medicine to avoid affecting the fetus. When you get flu symptoms, you should see your doctor to get the best advice. Besides, pregnant women can also apply natural measures to treat flu. Although these methods are not effective immediately as the drug, but it is very safe for both mother and baby. Let’s see what are they?
- Use perilla and marjoram leaves
According to Oriental medicine, the marjoram leaves are spicy which can make you sweat, curing a fever, allergies and stop the bleeding. When pregnant women get flu, they can use marjoram leaves to cure safely.
You boil 15g of marjoram leaves and 15g of perilla leaves with 2.5g of licorice. Drink this for water daily, your flu will be improved quickly.
- Eat hot egg porridge
When getting flu, pregnant women should eat hot egg porridge with onions and perilla leaf. However, the porridge must be very hot to make your body sweat, helping you feel more comfortable. This dish is not only nutritious but also a safe treatment of influenza for both mother and baby.
- Use Garlic
Garlic is an indispensable spice in every family kitchen, simultaneously it is also used to treat influenza effectively.
With flu, you just mill a few small garlics then mix in a glass of water and drink directly daily to treat the disease quickly. Initially, you will find it very difficult to take due to the pungent smell of garlic, but after that you feel very pleasant. During pregnancy you can also add garlic to your food to prevent the flu. But the best way to treat flu is still eat raw garlic.
Flu in pregnancy is very dangerous for the fetus and mother. Therefore, during pregnancy you need to be careful to not suffer from the disease. By taking Vitamin C, drink plenty of water and gargle with salt water, you can also avoid the risk of flu. Besides, pregnant women’s resistance is usually very poor so mothers should avoid contact with people with colds to not be infected.