Jun 23, 2017
Pregnant? Don’t Ignore Those Allergies.
It’s a well-known fact that when you’re pregnant, your body goes through a lot of changes. Increased respiratory rate, increased blood volume, heartburn, and frequent urination to name a few. But did you know that the hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy can also affect your allergies?
Studies have shown that about one-third of women with allergies actually experience fewer allergy symptoms when pregnant. That’s good news if you happen to be one of the lucky ones. However, another third of women with allergies experience worsening allergy symptoms when pregnant. Because allergies are so common, asthma and other allergic problems are among the most frequent of potentially serious illnesses complicating pregnancy.
During pregnancy, it is always of utmost importance to do what’s best for the health of your baby and yourself. Whether your allergy symptoms decrease, increase, or stay the same, it is important to schedule a visit with your allergist early in your pregnancy.
Your allergist can tell you which allergy medications or treatments are safe to use while pregnant. If you have been experiencing any allergy symptoms, be sure to tell your allergist during your visit, so they can assess if the symptoms pose any risk and prescribe a safe treatment.
At Bluegrass Allergy Care, we’ve been helping busy families and expectant mothers safely manage their allergies for over 20 years. We know that being pregnant is an exciting time, but also a busy time with lots of things to do. Doctor visits, choosing a name, preparing for delivery, buying clothes and diapers, lots of diapers. Schedule a visit, and let us help you keep your allergies from getting in the way of a happy, healthy pregnancy.