Mental Wellness 10 tips
The media has been full of the fact that pregnant women are in the high risk category for COVID. So what can you do to protect yourself? Firstly arm yourself with the facts. An article in a leading medical journal the Lancet discussed a study carried out in China “However, pregnant women with COVID-19 infection in the present study had fewer adverse maternal and neonatal complications and outcomes than would be anticipated for those with SARS-CoV-1 infection the previous COVID infection. Source What are the risks of COVID-19 infection in pregnant women? The lancet March 07 2020
The advice for pregnant women is largely the same as for the first of the population i.e plenty of fresh fruit, and veg, reduce stress levels. Ensure you are taking your Recommended doses of folic acid and Vitamin D. According to NICE women should take 400 micrograms of folic acid each day, from before pregnancy until the end of the first trimester (first 12 weeks), and 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Water intake is crucial at least 1.5 litres a day, Keep mobile to avoid clotting a serious complication in pregnancy. If you want to boost your immunity I suggest a blend of medicinal mushrooms, I use Mushroom Gold by Pukka herb for part of my immunity building protocol and a good supplement of Echincea.
In the third trimester you include Herbal Medicine to support with any increased anxiety and use aromatherapy for relaxation i.e in blend in a roller ball that you can apply to your wrists and temples.
I can provide a pregnancy wellness box to support you through these challenging times and provide you with herbal medicine to ease the birth and beyond. Contact me at www.healthylivingrealpeople.com
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