Chorioamnionitis is a condition affecting the womb and its surrounding environment in pregnant women. This is mainly caused due to common vaginal bacteria migrating to the uterus and may occur prior to or during labor. The bacteria affects the membranes encompassing the fetus, leading to infection of both the mother and the growing baby. Although chorioamnionitis is a common occurrence during pregnancy,it is not known to cause any serious health threats. In some cases, the condition can get worse, leading to other complications.
Bacterial infection generally starts in the vaginal region and when it is not properly taken care of, it starts growing and spreading towards the uterus. You may be prescribed medications by your doctor to treat the infection. If it is mild, you may try some home remedies to alleviate the problem. Here are some natural remedies recommended by midwives that are known to be effective.
Garlic is known for its antibacterial properties. You can have garlic cloves by adding them to a handful of nuts or simply as they are. Crushing them slightly helps release the microbial compound in it so that it is more effective in fighting bacteria.
Yogurt has probiotic properties that helps restore a healthy bacterial environment in the gut. It helps in fighting the bad bacteria and adds more good bacteria. The humble yogurt is not only tasty, but is also very beneficial to health.
This is a natural herb that is widely believed to fight infections and boost immunity. This is also used for treating common ailments such as cold and flu and is considered safe to use for pregnant women.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil can be used to treat vaginal bacteria as it is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in nature.
Cranberries help fight against urinary tract infections by preventing the bacteria from entering into the urinary tract from the vaginal region. Having cranberry juice without any added sweeteners is an effective natural treatment for reducing bacterial development.
Probiotics are known to improve good bacteria, fight bad bacteria and keep future infections at bay. There are many types of probiotic supplements available in the market. It is better to use the ones prescribed by your healthcare provider to be on the safe side during pregnancy.
You will find that lemon not only excites your taste buds during pregnancy, but also helps fight against infections. Just having half of lemon’s juice squeezed into a glass of warm water every day is beneficial to you.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider Vinegar is best natural option for maintaining vaginal pH level. You can take bath using apple cider vinegar and water solution, prepared by mixing them both in equal quantities to help fight yeast infections.
Clove oil has many anti microbial properties. It is effective in getting rid of E.coli bacteria and preventing urinary tract infection. In some women, clove oil use can cause certain adverse effects. It is better to use it after consulting with your health care professional.