We have some great tips for helping you boost your immune system this cold and flu season! Being sick is awful, but being sick while pregnant is even worse! Did you know there are so many things you can do throughout your pregnancy to help boost your immune system and stay healthy during cold & flu season, and all year long? Here are our top 6 tips to boost your immune system during pregnancy.
Tip 1: Extra Supplements
Tip 2: Immune Shot!
This is the kind of shot you want! This not-so-great tasting shot is a few simple ingredients that are great for boosting the immune system!
Here’s what you do:
- Use a garlic press, grater, or finely chop 1 clove of garlic
- Add 1 tablespoon of raw local honey
- Add 2 tablespoons of organic raw apple cider vinegar
- Dilute with filtered water.
Shoot it down quickly and then drink a glass of water.
Tip 3: Cold Calm Homeopathic Tablets
Cold Calm is a great homeopathic remedy that can help relieve common symptoms of colds. Make sure to follow the directions and consult your medical practitioner when taking any homeopathy or herbal supplement. Other homeopathy choices that you might want to consider are Eupatorium or Oscillococcinum. Spongia Tosta and Hepar Sulph are other products that can support a cough.
Tip 4: Aromatherapy
Along with homeopathy and herbs, diffusing essential oils can help give your immune system a big boost and even keep the air purified in your home. Try diffusing 100% pure essential oils like Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint. I love using Young Living essential oils throughout pregnancy! Lavender is also great for improving relaxation and sleep, which brings us to our next immune booster!
Tip 5: Extra Rest
Sleep is a great medicine! You’re already needing extra rest while growing that precious baby, but when you’re feeling a little under the weather, you need to get even more ZZZs. Do what you can to rest, and get extra sleep to boost your immune system. Take an epsom salt bath or warm shower, diffuse some calming essential oils, and take a rest. Even a short cat nap is great at aiding the immune system in fighting off whatever sickness you’re dealing with.
Tip 6: Stay Hydrated and Well Nourished
Make sure to cut the sugary drinks and get plenty of water, around 60-80 oz. a day. You can add an electrolyte powder, like DripDrop or Liquid I.V., to your water for extra hydration as well. Not only do you want to cut down on sugary drinks, but cut down on the processed foods and sugary foods and get plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables each day. Other nourishing foods to consider would be bone broth or veggie broth, fermented foods, warm water with lemon and honey, and herbal teas safe for pregnancy.
*Consult all supplements and remedies with your medical provider.