Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Brightening Up Pregnancy Eyes

While many women go through their pregnancy without any changes to their eyes, some experience dryness. Pregnancy eyes become dry as a result of the drop in androgenic hormones. This dry feeling usually happens during the day, and is usually manageable for most women. On occasion  some women have to see their GP, especially if they usually wear contact lenses.

Resolving Dry Pregnancy Eyes

As well as the medically associated effects of dry pregnancy eyes, some women find that theirs do not look as bright as usual. As a result, they seek ways to brighten their eyes up. There are products available to help you do this, and there are dietary changes women can make. 

The first is spinach which is filled with vitamin c, an antioxidant that is great for brightening eyes. Spinach is best enjoyed raw, so try adding it to your salads rather than your usual lettuce leaves. Eating spinach is also a great way to kill two birds with one stone, as you will also be increasing your iron intake. For a tastier treat that can be eaten with lunch and dinner, turn to sweet potatoes. These are also filled with vitamin c, as well as vitamin a, and can help satisfy those sweet cravings. Finally, try adding mangoes to smoothies or fruit salads. Mangoes are filled with vitamin e, which can reduce eye pressure.

If you would like to give your eyes an extra boost using eye drops, the majority are safe to use. Most eye drop components are not absorbed by the body, which means they will not enter your system and pose a risk to your baby. However, rather than ordering them online as a first-time buyer, you should head for a shop like Boots, and consult the pharmacist who is on duty. If they do not know, try asking your midwife.

As with anything pregnancy-related, you should always consult your midwife or GP if something is bothering you physically. The majority of women can manage their pregnancy eye related complaints at home, but it never harms to speak to a professional if you are particularly worried.