Pregnancy and a cold

They don’t mix very well. My husband had a cold last week and he’s so lovingly shared his germs with me, except that I can’t/won’t take anything for mine as I’m 32 weeks pregnant and I prefer to be safe – and apparently miserable – rather than sorry. I’ve been looking online to see if there are any helpful suggestions but there is so much contradictory information floating around!

So far, I’ve been:

  • sleeping on a slight incline (since I can’t sleep on my back for long periods and my neck hurts if I’m too propped up when sleeping on my side)
  • drinking lots of water and tea (mostly decaf, mostly mint or cinnamon, with the odd cup of Read My Lips from David’s Tea – that place is a new weakness of mine!)
  • taking nice hot showers or baths before bed, partly to relax and partly for the steam
  • running a cool mist vaporizer at night
  • eating good old chicken noodle soup (not homemade, unfortunately; I really should try to make it some day)

I found this article that says that mentholated chest rubs are safe for pregnancy, which sounds good to me.  I need to pick up some Vitamin C and I might break down and get a Neti Pot, even though they freak me out, so what’s one more item on my Shopper’s Drug Mart list?

Do you have any tried and true cold remedies?  I’d love to hear them!

4 Comments on Pregnancy and a cold

  1. Brenda hungrywolf
    January 18, 2011 at 3:20 PM (7 years ago)

    I have used the Vick’s plug in and that helped. The neti pot is a big yes! I also found that peppermint oil rubbed in the temples and sinus area really works wonders.

    • Stacey
      January 18, 2011 at 3:48 PM (7 years ago)

      I never thought of peppermint oil, I like the sound of that better than the chest rub stuff! Added to my list, thanks Brenda :)

  2. Beth
    January 18, 2011 at 4:47 PM (7 years ago)

    Rub Vicks on your feet and then put on cotton socks right before bed! I was sketpical until I tried it and it helped me feel better last time I was sick! As for chicken/turkey soup, you already know there is a recipe for my own awesoeme soup on my blog! :)
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  3. Wendy Giles
    January 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM (7 years ago)

    Breathright nasal strips. No meds but opens nasal passages so you can breath all night.


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