Pregnancy involves a special responsibility as the expectant mother has to nourish the child in her womb, knowing that everything she ingests has an impact on the baby being formed. This involves not only diet, but also any kind of pharmaceutical drugs. Many expectant mothers worry about how to address various conditions without impacting the fetus negatively, and we find many who have to choose between suffering from congestion due to the formation of excess mucus, or taking an OTC remedy. No matter how benign the drug is, it still gets to the fetus through the umbilical cord. Thus, one of the issues involved is whether there are ways to restrict the use of the pharmaceutical drugs to those instances where it is really absolutely necessary to treat a disease condition, rather than simply being used as a convenience for things, such as some excess mucus buildup, that could be dealt with in alternative ways.
A nasal cleansing pot can be of tremendous assistance by mechanically removing, through the simple action of a saline solution in warm water flowing through the nostrils, excess mucus buildup, thereby helping the mom-to-be maintain a clear breathing passage without necessarily having to resort to measures that could impact the baby. Whether that mucus arises from the diet, from environmental irritants and particulates such as dust or pollen in the air, or some other mechanism, the act of nasal cleansing with a neti pot can flush much of this excess mucus out and tone and moisturize the nasal passages.
We frequently see, therefore, the use of a nasal cleansing pot recommended for pregnant women during the course of pregnancy and later, during the period of breastfeeding, so as to minimize the ingestion of pharmaceuticals that find their way into the infant’s system through connection to the mother.