Did you know that your immune system plays a big part in helping you get pregnant, stay pregnant and deliver your baby? However, this also leaves you more susceptible to infections as your immune system is in a state of flux while your body undergoes some really intense changes during pregnancy.
Here’s what to expect :
The First 12 Weeks – Implantation :
An aggressive immune response is essential for the embryo to be implanted successfully in your womb.
Immune cells flood into the lining of your womb, causing inflammation. This immune system behaviour lasts for the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy to allow the foetus to get fully embedded.
The Next 15 Weeks - The Foetus Grows And Develops :
The maternal immune system switches gear to be in repression mode instead. This is due to the fact that some of the foetal cells come from the father, and if the mother's immune system were to be operate 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 increases your susceptibility to viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, which may be even more severe during your pregnancy.
You may also face an increased risk of urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, and respiratory infections. Moreover, your immune system has to work harder to support not just yourself, but also your baby!
Risk Of Infections To The Baby
While some infections like those above pose a risk only to the mother, other infections can be transmitted to the baby via the placenta or during birth which can lead to miscarriage or preterm labour.
To further complicate matters, medications prescribed to treat infections can also cause serious side effects, especially for the baby.
The demands on a nursing mother means that you often lack sleep or have an irregular sleep cycle. The resulting sleep deprivation suppresses your immune system function, which decreases your body's ability to respond to colds or infections. Yet, this is precisely the time that you need a 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 your 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.
Building a Strong Immune System
Here at MumsClub, we understand that being a modern-day woman means having to meet household and family responsibilities with work commitments, on top of keeping healthy during your pregnancy or while you are nursing your baby. Inevitably, the daily demands may take a toll on your health if you do not have a strong immune system, to fight off the potential infections.
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, which causes 85% of bacterial infections.
- It increases NK cells, which fight viruses.
Santivia Immune is made from naturally derived food ingredients with no artificial chemical ingredients added. 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).
Not only are these ingredients fit for those young (2 years of age) to the elderly, they can also be taken alongside other medication. It is also suitable for those with lactose intolerance and vegetarians.
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