Bell’s Palsy and Pregnancy

There are generally enough things to worry about when you’re pregnant, but there’s one thing that your doctor may or may not have told you about. And that is a woman’s risk for Bell’s Palsy. Pregnant women are actually at a greater risk for developing Bell’s Palsy, especially if you are in your last trimester or if you have just given birth.

Researchers still do not have any clear idea as to what might be the cause of greater risk for women, but it may be comforting to know that the disorder does not have any effect on the developing fetus. Vedic Relief is the only Bell’s Palsy treatment currently available made with 100% natural ingredients and that has been shown to have no side effects when used by pregnant or nursing women.

For treatment options, you’ll want to look into natural ways of coping with the symptoms in addition to natural methods of treatment such as Vedic Relief. The typical steroids and other antiviral medicines that are usually prescribed for Bell’s Palsy patients are not recommended for use by pregnant or nursing women. Some ideas for ways to cope include protecting your eye with an eye patch, as well as the use of artificial tears and simply slowing down while eating or drinking.

Luckily, the prognosis for pregnant women who develop Bell’s Palsy during their pregnancy is good. Depending upon the severity of the nerve damage will dictate the amount of time needed to recovery. Improvement will generally happen over time, and for some this may be longer, while for others this may not take long at all.

The only added risk for women who develop Bell’s Palsy during their pregnancy is that they also seem to be at an increased risk for preeclampsia. Due to this, your doctor will want to monitor your blood pressure a bit more closely to ensure that if you do develop preeclampsia, it is treated immediately.

As with everything during your pregnancy, do not hesitate to speak with your doctor should you have any questions or concerns. If you believe that you are developing the symptoms of Bell’s Palsy, schedule an appointment at once and be sure of what you are dealing with so that you can get on an appropriate treatment plan right away.

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