Going through the storm of morning sickness is one of the awful part of pregnancy that you have to but all your fighting spirit to overcome, then when you finally think you can sit back and enjoy the duration of your pregnancy in peace, you get knocked with hay fever.
Getting hay fever is a pain, and we usually rely on over the counter medicines to help the symptoms. However, some of these medicines can be harmful for your unborn baby, especially in the first trimester.
Here’s some tips & natural remedies to treat yourself, while keeping baby safe:
1. The headache
First, relax. Try taking a warm shower or practice deep breathing in a dark room.
Sinus headache – Put a warm compress on your face, concentrating on the eyes and nose. Tension headache – Take cool water on a towel, or an ice pack, and lay it on the base of the neck.
A stuffy and/or runny nose is very common in pregnancy. Try drinking plenty of water, and keeping your head elevated while resting.
If this doesn’t help you can try taking a warm shower to let the steam ease the congestion, or try investing in a humidifier or vaporizer.
3. Sore throat
Keep hydrated but stay away from cold liquids. Try mixing honey and lemon in hot water to help ease the irritation and dryness. Another remedy is to gargle with warm salt water to draw any bacteria out.
4. The tummy-ache
Get some fresh air and try to take slow, deep breaths. Sip on water, or make a natural tea with ginger or peppermint.
If it is possible to eat, stick to the BRAT diet (bananas, apple sauce, rice, toast).
5. Check with your doctor
If none of these remedies are helpful to you, check with your doctor or midwife to make sure which medicines and treatments will be safe for you and your baby.
However, usually for allergies nasal sprays, nose drops or eye drops are safe last resorts, but check with your GP or midwife to be sure everthing is fine with you and your baby
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