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It seems that pregnant women whose pregnancy period coincides with the winter months tend to be more anxious. Turkey Medicals member and Antalya IVF Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Doctor gave important advice on clothing from nutrition to exercise and skin care in order to get through this process without problems.

Due to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, the immune response of pregnant women decreases compared to the rest of society. This condition also predisposes them to other infections, especially flu, colds. For this reason, experts recommend that winter pregnant women be vaccinated against the flu.

In addition to good nutrition, rest and vitamin supplements, as well as drinking plenty of water, the body needs to maintain its water balance. Expectant mothers can take the necessary measures by paying attention to personal hygiene and avoiding sick people.

Sliding falls are quite common in areas where winter weather conditions are severe. During pregnancy, the center of gravity, weight distribution may change, which may cause difficulties in maintaining balance.

Often, even if pregnant women fall, the mother’s womb provides the necessary safe environment to prevent the baby from being adversely affected by this condition. But if the baby’s movements are not felt during falls in the first three months, falls with severe pain, and after falls after the third trimester, you should definitely see a doctor in Turkey.

Pregnant women are advised to strictly avoid shoes with heels. It is recommended to choose the right shoes, the sole structure of which is suitable for the winter season.


There may be itching, eczema-like rashes on the skin that remains without moisture with dry air. In this case, they are advised to moisten the air in the house, moisten their hands and dry areas with appropriate humidifiers.

Unfortunately, in winter, as a rule, the exercise time of society falls considerably with the cold weather. The benefits of exercise during pregnancy are more than we can count.

Therefore, pregnant women are advised to avoid dangerous winter activities such as risky skiing, ice skating, if possible, do exercises that can be done at home and do not disrupt their walking.

Pregnant women can forget to drink water because the weather is not hot. However, winter is a dry season, and the body needs water to a significant extent. This need is a need that cannot be filled with other liquid foods.

Let’s not forget that dehydration of the body can cause many consequences, from lowering blood pressure to premature birth. Pregnant women should drink at least 2-2.5 liters of water per day.


Winter fruits and vegetables should be consumed in a fresh form. Especially citrus fruits rich in vitamin C can be consumed during meals to support the immune system.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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