Most of these conditions could be alleviated through symptoms based common medicines and formulations except a few where the med intervention is sought.
So the case of an expanded pregnancy medicine cabinet does exist and the checklist also therefore gets lengthy. What are these special additions that assumes place in the cabinet? Let’s find out –
Folic acid and iron supplement – these nutrients have been recommended in more than normal doses because of the greater need of the active blood supplies to boost the fetus development. Have more of these after consulting your doctor who will prescribe the doses and timings.
Omega 3 fatty acids – omega 3 fatty acids are considered vital for the healthy development of baby’s brain and nervous system and also the eye development. Experts have been offering doses in the range of 200 – 300 mg of omega 3 fatty acid supplements to the pregnant ladies to make up the deficiencies; as the required doses are not available through the active common diets.
Calcium supplement – Calcium is very essential during pregnancy as it helps in building the bones of the baby. The requirement of this mineral shot up after the second trimester in pregnancy when the bone development is synergized.
The lady should ensure through med check ups that the required dose is actually available through food or else she should be having the supplement, preferably in carbonate form. If this deficiency is left unattended then it could cause the removal of excess of Calcium from the lady’s body and lead to osteoporosis.
Constipation – a common problem in pregnancy, there should be remedy in your med cabinet for the same. You can consult your doctor for that! Do not over indulge in laxatives.
Gas – excess of gas and belching could be a problem during pregnancy. Arrange a gas reliever as per your doctor’s consultation.
Hemorrhoid – medicated antiseptic wipes are preferred for the hemorrhoid problems that are common in the pregnancy time. The growing pressure from the bulging uterus makes the passages as somewhat loose also.
Acne fighter – never rely on the retinoids and the like medications for getting rid of pregnancy acne. Rely more on simple anti bacterial soaps and moisturizers which are water based.
Sunscreen lotion – dark patchy skin may emerge at the face as a result of pregnancy induced tanning. Arrange a good sunscreen that is natural and less on chemicals.
With this checklist most of your pregnancy induced issues could be taken care off. Good day!