Gastro pregnant: what risks?

Gastro pregnant: what risks?

Gastroenteritis is unpleasant and unfortunately seasonal! Due to a virus, this condition is usually mild. But is it really safe when you're pregnant?

  • Diarrhea, vomiting, the gastro is due to a virus and can affect everyone, including future mothers. What can be problematic is when it is accompanied by fever.
  • So the best is to consult quickly in case of pregnant gastro, because it is unpleasant, tiring and that it is necessary to find a treatment adapted to the pregnancy. Recall it, no pregnant self-medication!

The priority: drink a lot

  • One of the main risks of gastroenteritis is dehydration caused by diarrhea. Hydration is essential because the water you consume is used to renew the amniotic fluid in which your future baby bathes.
  • The gastro can cause a loss of water up to 2 liters per day. Offset by drinking mineral water (no soft drinks that increase the risk of bloating), carrot juice, vegetable broth and also think of rice cooking water. To avoid vomiting, drink in small amounts.
  • If necessary, the doctor can prescribe oral rehydration solution.

Gastro pregnant: a suitable diet

In case of gastro during your pregnancy, well feeding you is essential to heal and also restore the intestinal flora.

  • Choose starchy foods (except complete pasta that is too rich in fiber), fish (rich in minerals, it also has good fat), and meat (lean).
  • Starchy side, the White rice (well cooked) is the anti-gastro food par excellence. Not only does it relieve diarrhea, but it also helps rehydrate the body while being consistent.
  • For vegetables, choose the carrot. Green vegetables too rich in fiber are they to avoid. Cooked well in soup or soup, the carrot stops diarrhea and promotes healing of intestinal lesions.
  • For fruits, opt for banana and apple, two fruits that contain soluble fibers that are easy to digest.
  • Ripe, the banana provides the body with carbohydrates and potassium, to rebalance minerals and electrolytes in the body.
  • When consumed as a compote, the apple improves the consistency of the stool.
  • And dairy products? Forget them at first. They will be helpful in restoring your intestinal flora once the episodes of diarrhea slow down.
  • Eat light and in small quantities. No heavy meals to digest or spicy dishes, greasy meats. Avoid eating raw fruits and vegetables (except bananas) that are too rich in fiber. Also banish the dried fruits that stimulate the transit. No need for that!

Prevention: essential

  • Prevention is better than cure ! The gastro spreads quickly and it is important to protect your surroundings! As we know, washing your hands is essential, several times a day, especially after going to the bathroom, before preparing meals or taking care of your children.

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Karine Ancelet