Fatigue, drop in temperature, viruses… These small inconveniences related to winter can be particularly annoying when you are pregnant.
Here are the advices of, midwife, for pregnancy in good shape despite the cold!
1. Skip the flu vaccine
Only 7.4% of pregnant women would have been vaccinated against influenza during the 2015-2016 season, according to an Inserm report. However, vaccination against this infection is recommended during pregnancy. And for good reason: the risk of complications related to influenza is higher among pregnant women. In the latter, this infection can cause respiratory insufficiency requiring hospitalization. The unborn baby is also at risk since contracting influenza during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage and premature delivery.
2. Not washing your hands sufficiently
It can never be repeated often enough: handwashing is the most effective hygiene measure to prevent the transmission of viruses. This is especially important when you are pregnant, and therefore more prone to the ills of winter.
To do this, it is advisable to rub your nails, fingertips, palms, wrists, and the outside of your hands with soap for 30 seconds before drying your hands with a clean towel or in the open air.
3. Focus only a rich diet
In winter, it is tempting to turn to comfort, and therefore rich, dishes. But be careful not to abuse them! To stay in good shape during pregnancy, you should not skip fruits and vegetables. Sources of vitamins, provide energy but are also rich in fiber, which promotes intestinal transit and slows the absorption of sugar. A good point for women at risk of gestational diabetes.
4. Skimp on hydration