Almost all of us have experienced this unpleasant disease caused by contaminated foods . But Food Poisoning While Pregnant might be the worst sickness you have ever in life. Because you dont care about your self as you can go through it but the thing is you care about the baby. Food safety is the most important thing for the women specially during pregnancy. Because if you got Food Poisoning While Pregnant it could be dangerous not only for you, the worst condition can harm your baby too. Which might be premature delivery,stillbirth and miscarriage. It is always advised that as soon as possible mother of the baby should go to health professionals.
We all are known that changes in hormones during pregnancy increase risks for food poisoning . This article is all about syptoms, types ,causes, complications, treatments and how to avoid food poisoning during pregnancy. Depending on the condition a pregnant woman should know about the symptoms of the food poisoning so that she can consult with doctor without being late.
Food Poisoning While Pregnant (How do i know i have)
In addition to vomiting ,nausea and diarrhea the most commonly known food poisoning symptoms during pregnancy are .
- Muscle aches
- Bloody Stool
- Discomfort Or Abdominal Pain
- Stiff neck
- Fast Heartbeat (Dehydration)
- Dark-Colored Urine
- Feeling Dizzy
- Swelling Or Pain In Joints
While pregnant when your body experiences changes. It is hard to tell that vomiting and nausea are normal or due to food poisoning . When you feel some thing abnormal or symptoms appear suddenly it will be good to consult with doctor.
Remaining article will be about types of this disease , causes due to which you can get food poisoning while pregnant, treatment and complications you can face during pregnancy and how to avoid food poisoning while pregnant.
Types of Food Poisoning During Pregnancy
Salmonella, listeria and E-coli are the most commonly known types and if you ignore it specially while pregnant these could be extremely dangerous. When ever you feel it better to visit doctor as soon as possible. We can further explain main two types of food poisoning during pregnancy caused by bacteria called listeria and salmonella.
Salmonellosis Food Poisoning During Pregnancy
Salmonellosis is caused by bacteria called slamonella. My issues caused by this type of food poisoning during pregnancy are dehydration, Bacteremia, Meningitis and pain in joints. If a baby is born with this type of food poisoning they might have fever or diarrhea after birth. Slamonella can be found in water , soil and poops, (animals and pets are also included). Under cooked poultry, fish, meat, under cooked eggs, homemade ice cream, mushrooms are the food where slamonella can grow,transfer and found easily.
Listeriosis Food Poisoning While Pregnant
Caused by listeria bacteria if you ignore this type of food poisoning while pregnant might result in when the baby is died in before 20 weeks in womb aslo known as miscarriage. And stillbirth in which baby is died after 20 weeks in womb. Can caused premature birth in which baby is take birht before 37 weeks and having health issues in life after.
Lesteria may found in soil,animal wast and water. The main reason of listeriosis is to consume foods with lesteria bacteria. Soft cheeses, Deli meat, juice from hot dogs, hot dogs, Unwashed fruits, Refrigerated smoked seafood, Refrigerated pates and Unwashed vegetables are the foods where lesteria have more chance to exist.
Causes of Food Poisoning While Pregnant
Food poisoning while pregnant can caused by same common causes of food poisoning. But one thing about which you should be careful is pregnant women has more risk to get food poisoning. Why? Because the continues changes in your hormones and circulation make your immune system weaker to get food poisoning. Your body is going to developed a new human, and its become prime mission of your body to develop your baby by using all the energy there.
In addition the immune system of your baby is also under development. In case you got food poisoning it might be harmful to them. As discussed above.
Treatment of Food Poisoning While Pregnant
One of the most common complications of food poisoning while pregnant is dehydration. Because during pregnancy body primarily need water. So by keeping fluid intake can play an important role to recover you from food poisoning during pregnancy quickly.
In take of purified and clean Water is a universal and natural way to keep help in treatment. However some health professionals suggest use of electrolyte solution (Gatorade,Pedialyte). Because when you take water i will come back up.You can make it home too. The suggested amount is up to a liter in hour until you got recover.
Throwing up the water is good thing , because it helps to throw the things you ete. But in order to keep your self hydride you should use both Water and electrolyte solution (Gatorade,Pedialyte).
Complications of Food Poisoning While Pregnant
There are some common long and short term complications of food poisoning while pregnant .
Food poisoning cause by listeria can harm you in long term neurological issue for you baby. Due to E-coli you can suffer from kidney diseases, vessel lining damage and can be indicated as bloody stools. The most dangerous food poisoning i can says is caused by Salmonella might be result in reactive arthritis, meningitis, bacteremia and in worst condition could be stillbirth and miscarriage.
For all the reason discussed above it is important to be careful what we eat in order to avoid food poisoning while pregnant.
How to Prevent Food Poisoning During Pregnancy
When you got pregnant food safety should be your 1st priority. In order to avoid getting sick during pregnancy follow health professional ways of preparing foods.
Following are some precautions which may help you in avoiding food poisoning during pregnancy.
- Keep ready to eat food separate from raw foods
- Use of meat thermometer will be helpful while cooking meat. Because some bacteria can stay live in high temperature
- Dont let foods in room temperature for long time
- Try to avoid meat in packages
- Try to wash vegetables and fruits carefully before eating
These are some common precautions which may help you to avoid food poisoning while pregnant.