A pregnant woman is more exposed to swine flu than the general population for her weakened immune system, therefore more vulnerable. Like seasonal influenza, swine flu could support the occurrence of pulmonary complications in the mother of the future with a body that is sensitive.
Some metabolism is more susceptible to attack from A H1N1. Each person may be affected by the swine flu virus, but the most sensitive are children, the elderly and pregnant women.
One of the symptoms of fever, influenza, can cause suffering, but there is no risk of malformation of infants. However, if the fever continued contraction may occur, which increases the risk of early pregnancy.
However, the influenza A H1N1 should not scare you more than other causes. There are ways of prevention and treatment, even if you are pregnant.
Influenza A H1N1, after birth
Put on maternity should be as brief as possible, and after birth you must meet with a doctor in a private office or clinic, hospitals avoid crowded.
If the mother is already contaminated with contagious H1N1 virus, with the risk to transmit the disease to newborns. Someone who is exposed to a contagious influenza A 24 to 48 hours before the first symptoms and between 4 and 5 days after their disappearance.
Regarding breastfeeding is not recommended to stop in case of the flu. BREAST MILK is not contaminated, but recognized for transmission of antibodies from mother to child and will protect newborns from infection possible. If you are not able to breastfeed directly, extract the milk to feed your baby with a bottle. Wash your hands and nipples before each meal or wearing protective masks and extraction. Milking the milk is placed in a sterile bottle.
Influenza A H1N1 symptoms resemble very much the classic flu: fever, coughing, headaches, breathing difficulties, etc. If you suffer from any of these symptoms was right to ask for medical advice.
Treatment for expectant mothers
The health of the pregnant woman should be monitored carefully. In the case of the flu, the doctor is the one who will recommend the appropriate treatment. In General, can consist of:
* Decrease Fever;
* Treatment with anti-virus, but only if your doctor decides that.
Measures to prevent diseases
The influenza Virus is transmitted through the air, mostly through drops of saliva or nasal fluids (coughing, sneezing, runny nose). To limit the risk of transmission during pregnancy, no matter what, it is advisable to respect the specific hygiene rules:
* Wash your hands regularly with SOAP and water
* Avoid direct contact with people: a hug, a handshake, etc.
* Keep a distance of at least 2 m from a person with symptoms of respiratory disease;
* Do not borrow a towel from the bathroom, toothbrush, SOAP or other personal hygiene items for every Member of the family (husband, children, etc.);
* Clean surfaces regularly contact: handles, toilet lid switch, etc.
* Avoid going to places where there is a risk of contamination: hospitals, schools, transport, public meetings etc.