During pregnancy , your immune system becomes weakened, making it easy for you to become sick. Pregnancy can be stressful so it is not fun  to get sick while pregnant.

How to avoid getting sick during pregnancy ?

To avoid getting sick, you need to make sure you are healthy. Take these precautions to avoid getting sick during pregnancy .

  • wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap. You can also use antibacterial wipes on items that are commonly touched such as grocery baskets
  • eat healthy to get the essential vitamins and minerals needed to build and support your immune system. Adding probiotics  to your diet also helps enhance your immune system
  • take your prenatal vitamins
  • get enough rest by getting a good  sleep a night and taking frequent naps during the day
  • exercising during pregnancy help you get a good night sleep and keeps you fit


How to get well if you are sick during pregnancy ?

These are some ways to help you feel better quickly if you get sick during pregnancy.

  • stay well hydrated –  The fluids wash down your system
  • take your vitamins –  the nutrients contained in vitamins and supplement  contributes to a healthy body and immune system
  • get enough rest to help your immune system work better

You can also put a humidifier in your room to relieve congestion. Keeping your head elevated during sleep and resting can also help.


Drink warm tea, suck on ice chips or gargle warm salt water to alleviate sore throat.


You can also contact your doctor or health care professional about which medications you can take to relieve your symptoms.


When should I call my doctor ?

You should call your doctor if your symptoms causes you to lose a sleep, have  decreased appetite, get a  fever that is 102° Fahrenheit or greater . You should also call your doctor if you cough up discolored mucus or have a cough accompanied by chest pain and/or wheezing.


Content Sources
Getting sick while pregnant . American Pregnancy Association. http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-complications/sick-while-pregnant/. Accessed May 10, 2015

Sickness and vomiting in pregnancy. Patient. http://www.patient.co.uk/health/sickness-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy. Accessed May 10 , 2015

Treating a Cold or Flu When Pregnant . Health line . http://www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu/treating-during-pregnancy#Overview1.Accessed May 10, 2015


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