Taking rest, staying hydrated, using vicks vapour, inhaling eucalyptus are some effective natural remedies for bronchitis during pregnancy. Other natural remedies include consuming juices made of turnip and lemons, grapefruit-guava-kiwi, pineapple-plum-propolis, chard and garlic, and soy milk-banana-almonds.
When you are pregnant, you ask many questions as you are afraid of more things, mainly about your baby. Pregnancy is a delicate state in the life of women, a stage during which many medications cannot be administered, hence some pathologies, such as bronchitis, complicate the scenario. Bronchitis during pregnancy will not cause problems for your child, but it is advisable that you put yourself in the hands of your doctor to explain how to treat bronchitis in pregnancy and thus ensure you do not take the minimum risk.
Home Remedies for Treating Bronchitis During Pregnancy
Regarding the bronchitis treatment, the better and the best recommendation is to get insisted on by the doctor. It is not usual to use antibiotics against viruses. In the treatment of bronchitis during pregnancy, they are dangerous especially in the first trimester which is when you are starting to develop the baby.
Follow the following recommendations for a treatment of bronchitis in pregnant women:
The first thing you have to keep in mind is that under no circumstances should you self-medicate while you are pregnant. If you have symptoms of bronchitis, you should see a doctor. Doctor is the one who should prescribe the treatment and the appropriate doses. If you see that what seemed like a common cold does not improve with the passing of days, do not delay the visit anymore and avoid future complications.
Rest and be hydrated
Any type of activity causes you to need more oxygen, an effort that will further irritate the respiratory tract. So it’s better to relax as much as possible. Also, take steam baths to relieve a cough and clear mucus. Use a humidifier to prevent a dry environment and drink lots of liquids (water, juices, and broth) to stay hydrated. Avoid sugary drinks, coffee, and tea.
Use vicks vapour
The Vicks Vapour is also very helpful in relieving congestion and does not affect pregnancy. Apply it on your chest and back with a gentle massage before sleeping. It is advisable that during the night you keep your head up, in this way you will avoid the fluids to accumulate in your lungs.
Eucalyptus inhalations or steam baths with hot water and chamomile tea will help you decongest your chest and relieve from cough. Place your head covered with a towel directly on the water and breathe deeply.
Here are some juices that help in treating bronchitis during pregnancy
Turnip and lemons
Take 1 medium turnip, 2 lemons, and water. Extract the juice from the lemons. Place the turnip and the juice of the lemons in the blender. Take a glass a day.
You can also take Orange and lemon with plums and honey. You can blend and drink this without straining.
Grapefruit, guava, and kiwi
Take 2 grapefruits, 2 guavas, and a kiwi. Squeeze the juice from the grapefruit, wash and peel the kiwi and the guavas. Put these in the blender together with the grapefruit juice. Take a glass daily for a week in a row.
Pineapple, plums, propolis
Take a pineapple, pitted plums, and 2 tablespoons of propolis. Wash and cut the pineapple into pieces. Place the pineapple and prunes in the blender together with the propolis. Wait for some time. Drink a glass in the morning and at night until you feel better.
Soy milk, banana, and almonds
Add 1 cup of organic soy milk, 1 banana, 1 cup of almonds, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 pinch of cinnamon powder. Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix until the foam is formed. Drink a glass in the morning until you feel relief.
Chard and garlic
Eat chard in salads together with beans. You can also include garlic in the food, especially in garlic soups. Also, eat up to 5 raw garlic in the morning.
Onion has a great anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory power in addition to thin the mucus and contains vitamin C. You can also take honey as it is a good natural remedy to soften the throat and relieve a cough.
Baths for pregnant women
For women of 0 – 4 months pregnancy: Take warm or hot tub baths, for 20 – 30 minutes, in the mornings fasting, add 2 – 4 drops of any of these essential oils to the tub, bergamot, lemon, tangerine, orange, sandalwood, grapefruit.
For women of 4 – 6 months pregnancy: Take warm or hot tub baths, for 20 – 30 minutes, in the mornings fasting; Add 2 – 4 drops of any of these essential oils to the tub, cypress, eucalyptus, incense, geranium, ginger or jasmine, lemon tea, patchouli, rose, rosewood, tea tree.
For women of 7 – 9 months pregnancy: Take warm or hot tub baths, for 20 – 30 minutes, in the morning fasting, add 2 – 4 drops of any of these essential oils to the tub, lavender, chamomile, rosemary, rose, thyme.
In conclusion, acute bronchitis does not present a real danger for future moms. However, we must be particularly vigilant in the development of the symptoms to react quickly. It is important to monitor: a cough, fever, fatigue and lack of appetite.
Remember, the winter period is the time of the year when we are most likely to get sick, and the threat of this season refers to everyone. Inevitably, pregnant women are more concerned because not only their health is at stake. In addition, several medications are prohibited. Winter is synonymous with colds, flu, but also bronchitis and even acute bronchitis.
There are common diseases that if well treated do not represent a greater risk. However, if you have been diagnosed with bronchitis and you are pregnant, keep calm, and follow above remedies to treat bronchitis during pregnancy.
Caring for your health during pregnancy is one of your main occupations. As it is a respiratory disease and since it causes nasal congestion it could affect the oxygen level that the baby receives, hence the importance of going immediately to the specialist.