Increased tone of the uterus during pregnancy – a natural physiological condition caused by contractions of smooth muscles. If the tone is short and does not occur too often, there is no need for concern. If the abdomen of the expectant mother hardens, often appear discomfort or nagging pain, you should consult a doctor. Long tone of the uterus may lead to unpleasant consequences, ranging from impaired blood supply of the baby, ending in spontaneous abortion.
Among the many causes of increased tone of the uterus, stands out the wrong food. Some products are able to provoke the tone, so they must be excluded from the diet of pregnant women: this food is a direct threat to the unborn child.
Uterine contractions could worsen if future mother often eats the cabbage, beans, soy products. Any food that stimulates gas, improves tone, because the bowel presses on the uterus and causes a muscular reaction. Hypertonicity may occur and the lovers of black coffee. Strong drink increases blood pressure and increases the heart rate. Especially dangerous are frequent drinking coffee in the early stages of pregnancy, when the risk of miscarriage due to hypertonicity of the uterus is quite high. Some doctors do not recommend to abuse and strong tea which also contains caffeine. Some varieties of tea, with tonic properties, should be excluded from the diet during pregnancy. Increased tone of the uterus can cause Chinese PU-erh and other teas high degree of fermentation.
During pregnancy you need to abstain from eating spices and medicinal plants. Even ordinary parsley can trigger the tone. It is also dangerous in large quantities to consume foods rich in essential oils. Decoctions of herbs and berries must also be taken with caution. Anise, cinnamon, cranberry, Bay leaf, barberry, Basil, caraway, fennel, dogwood, fenugreek, nutmeg – all of which can cause uterine contractions, accompanied by a painful pulling sensation in the abdomen. It is best to refuse these foods and spices during pregnancy and not to expose the health of a future baby's risk.