The increased tone of the uterus is a dangerous condition that threatens the normal course of pregnancy and the health of the unborn baby. You should see your doctor to relieve unpleasant symptoms, but safe home remedies can also be used.
Why is the tone of the uterus dangerous?
A short-term increase in the tone of the uterus is not considered a pathology: periodic contractions prepare the uterus for future childbirth. If the uterus contracts regularly, the abdomen becomes stony, and the pulling pain in the lower abdomen does not disappear for a long time even at rest, the expectant mother is diagnosed with uterine hypertonicity. This condition threatens the unborn baby with oxygen starvation and impaired blood supply to the placenta. In the early stages, increased tone can cause miscarriage, therefore, dangerous symptoms deserve increased attention.
At the first signs of uterine hypertonicity, you should consult your doctor. He will diagnose and, if necessary, prescribe medication, however, before visiting a doctor, a woman may well take preventive measures to reduce the tone of the uterus at home. For medicinal purposes, you can use some medicinal herbs, but you should choose folk remedies with caution. Not all medicinal plants have a beneficial effect on the health of the fetus and the expectant mother.
Before taking decoctions of medicinal herbs, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor to make sure they are safe.
You can drink soothing tea made from peppermint, motherwort and lemon balm without harm to your child. Valerian root also has a calming effect on smooth muscles, but it must be taken with caution: in large quantities, valerian is harmful during pregnancy.
The same amount of lemon balm and peppermint can be brewed in a thermos or heated for 15-20 minutes in a water bath, adding a small amount of motherwort to the broth. An excess of motherwort will give the drink an unpleasant bitter taste, which is softened with a couple of tablespoons of honey. Tea should be drunk in small sips, without rushing. After a drink, do not take up urgent business or go to work: a quiet rest will help the muscles to relax and relieve unnecessary stress.
The benefits of aromas
In addition to medicinal herbs, you can take advantage of the soothing properties of some aromas: jasmine, eucalyptus, myrrh, lavender, rose, vanilla, mint. Do not get too carried away with aromatherapy. Just a couple of drops of aromatic oils are enough, which can be added to the bath, aroma lamp, or dripped onto a pillow and placed at the head of the bed.
If the symptoms of hypertonicity persist, in no case should you be satisfied with home treatment methods. The increased tone threatens the course of pregnancy, and if symptoms persist for a long time, you should immediately consult a doctor.