The Key To Healthy Pregnancy And Nursing - What Mothers Need To Know About Their Bodies
Did you know that your immune system helps you get pregnant, stay pregnant and deliver your baby but leaves you more susceptible to infections?
Your immune system is in a state of flux during pregnancy, undergoing some intense changes:
Implantation – The First 12 Weeks:
An aggressive immune response is essential for the embryo to be implanted successfully in the womb.
Immune cells flood into the lining of the womb, causing inflammation. This immune system behaviour lasts for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy to allow the foetus to get fully embedded.
The Foetus Grows And Develops – The Next 15 Weeks:
The maternal immune system is in repression mode. Some of the foetal cells come from the father. If the mother's immune system were to be operating at full strength, it would attack the cells from the father, mistakenly recognising them as foreign and causing damage to the foetus!
The immune system returns to an aggressive mode. Inflammation helps with the labour response.
Why Are You More Likely To Get Sick While Pregnant?
Being in this state of immune flux makes you more prone to infection. Hormonal changes also contribute to the higher susceptibility to viral, bacterial and parasitic infections.
Pregnancy may cause these infections to be more severe.
There is an increased risk of urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, and respiratory infections. Moreover, during pregnancy, your immune system has to work harder as it is supporting two.
Risk Of Infections To The Baby
Some infections like those above pose a risk to the mother. Other infections can be transmitted to the baby via the placenta or during birth and can lead to miscarriage or preterm labour.
To complicate matters, medications prescribed to treat infections can cause serious side effects, especially for the baby.
Nursing mothers are often lacking sleep or have an irregular sleep cycle. Sleep deprivation suppresses immune system function, which decreases your body's ability to respond to colds or infections. Yet this is the time that you need strong immunity.
Studies show that breastfeeding may, in addition to the well-known passive protection against infections during lactation, have a unique capacity to stimulate the baby's immune system, possibly with several long-term positive effects.
A robust immune system is critical to prevent infections and minimise risk to both mother and baby.
This is where Santivia Immune comes in.
Santivia Immune helps to fortify both the immune system of you, and your baby.
It is scientifically and clinically proven to have active immune molecules against the common disease-causing bacteria.
It increases NK cells, which fight viruses.
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It’s also free from gluten, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, salt, casein, preservatives, added sugars, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners.
The unique immune-modulator Ai/E10 (from whey) combines with superfood antioxidant blueberry fruit extract (which is also a reliable source of vitamin C).
These ingredients are fit for those young to old, and are able to be taken alongside other medication.
It is suitable for those with lactose intolerance and vegetarians.
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