Can Coughing In Pregnant Women Harm The Fetus?
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Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. When someone coughs, there are several movements that he does. The movement takes the form of breathing, then the abdominal and chest muscles tighten, then the air will be released with the effort of releasing the muscle tension. With the tightening of the abdominal muscles, it is natural that then there are some mothers who think that it will affect the fetus they contain.
But you do not need to worry, because the cough process itself will not harm the fetus. The fetus is protected by amniotic fluid, amniotic membranes, and the uterus itself which makes it safe from collisions and shocks at certain scales, including coughing and sneezing.
What should be more attention may be what is the reason for coughing and how your attitude towards the cough. The point is that if the cough is due to tuberculosis infection, for example, then you have to take medication to ensure your recovery, so that the decline in your condition due to tuberculosis does not affect your baby. Attitudes toward coughing for example by having you cough, you become careless drugs that turned out to be pregnant or because of coughing, you become vomiting, lazy to eat and your baby's nutrition is also lacking. So once again the cough itself is not a problem, but the things around him that should be a concern.
Therefore, even though coughing during pregnancy is not dangerous, you should still check with your doctor to ascertain the cause and what is the best treatment for the condition. In addition, continue to live a healthy lifestyle by avoiding cigarette smoke and stress, adequate rest, consumption of nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit, and regularly go to a gynecologist. So, hopefully answering your question.