Very pregnant and my toddler has diarrhea and vomiting. How can I avoid getting sick, too?

(February 18, 2010)

Pregnancy is a period where every mother is extremely cautious about her health. Because of the body’s natural tendency to undergo numerous emotional, physical and hormonal changes, it is important that every expectant mother keep good health for the sake of her unborn child. Expectant mothers who already have a toddler around the house are very careful to see that the first child does not catch any infection or viral that can be detrimental to the health of the child within her womb.

Most often, toddlers who experience diarrhea and vomiting together, exhibit symptoms of a condition that could be brought about by an infection of the intestinal passage. However, gastroenteritis, upper respiratory tract infections and rotavirus are other causes of vomiting and diarrhea in toddlers. Women who are expecting a child are always worried that an infection will be passed to them from a toddler who is unwell and will have an effect on the development of the child that they are carrying.

Getting your toddler back to good health is just as important as ensuring that your health remains unaltered. It is therefore advisable that you feed your toddler nutritious foods to help overcome the illness being experienced. The best way of protecting you and your baby from unwanted infections is by adding large amounts of fruit and vegetables to your diet. Fruits and vegetables contain the vitamins required to boost the immune system and fight off minor infections, while providing the body with the nutrition required for uninterrupted functioning. Drinking enough water and getting enough exercise while out in the open, is another way to assist your body in fighting infections that can be avoided. Breathing in fresh air is advised because it is known to assist in quick healing.

In the event that you do get sick during a pregnancy, it is imperative that you avoid all forms of medication as they may have a tendency to affect the pregnancy. Natural methods of curing yourself by getting plenty of rest and drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day will help the body to fight the cause of the illness. Fruit juices and shakes are recommended because they are natural products that boost the immunity level of the body. Keeping yourself occupied by undertaking tasks that you enjoy, such as reading a book or listening to music will take your mind off the illness and have you back on the road to recovery within no time at all.

Submitted by P T on February 18, 2010 at 09:41

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