What medication can be taken?
If there are indications (insomnia, increased anxiety, tearfulness), the doctor may recommend sedatives plant-based, typically containing extracts of Valerian, mint, motherwort. While pregnant women should avoid taking herbal extracts because the content of ethanol – usually experts advise to choose the pill or herbal teas. Quick effect from such funds can be expected – almost all the herbs are acting in a cumulative way, they must be taken regularly for two weeks or more.
Most tranquilizers, sleeping pills and antidepressants to use during pregnancy is prohibited. In the presence of strict indications and under the condition that the benefits of treatment exceeds potential risk to the fetus, the doctor may prescribe a drug from the group of funds with the lowest ability to penetrate the placental barrier.
In some cases, increased nervousness pregnant women is associated with deficiencies of b vitamins and magnesium – containing drugs in combination with a special diet relieve stress, relieve mood swings.
In the first trimester of pregnancy the fetus is too vulnerable to external influences, so experts advise to future mothers at this time to avoid taking drugs and select non-drug means to reduce anxiety and improve emotional state.
How to calm down without drugs?
Before turning to pharmaceutical drugs, pregnant women can pay attention to non-drug ways to reduce nervous tension. These include Hiking in the fresh air, psychotherapy, aromatherapy, exercise classes.
Aromatherapy for pregnant women promotes calm, however, requires great caution when choosing essential oils – some of them can cause a contraction of the muscles of the uterus and even lead to premature early labor. Pregnant women are recommended the inhalation of the scents of lavender, mint, lemon. The use of oils of cedar, rosemary, cloves should be avoided.
If possible, you should start to see a psychologist or therapist. In some antenatal clinics are psychoprophylaxis and preparation for childbirth professionals will help you to find the right mood, if necessary, will teach the techniques of autogenic training to help you quickly find emotional balance in a stressful situation.
Well help listening to soothing music or audio books with a positive content, and meditation. As sports can choose swimming, Aqua aerobics or yoga for pregnant.