As much as it pains me to say this, I’m currently in the middle of my second cold this pregnancy. In fact, my second cold in 2012. Apparently this is what happens when you work in pediatrics after a long time away from kids. My throat hurts, my sinuses are so clogged my teeth hurt and sleeping is even more impossible than usual.
When I checked back at the paperwork given to me by my OB about medications I can take, I was thrilled to discover that the two options suggested for a cold were Benadryl and saline nose spray. And by thrilled, I mean I wanted to openly weep. Because while Bendaryl would put me out of my misery for a solid 16 hours, it would make me incapable of working and would do nothing for any of the cold symptoms. Ditto for the nasal spray.
I’ve recently learned that other OBs allow Sudafed and other glorious medications and I am nothing short of jealous. So I’ve resorted to other non-medicated methods. These are my top 9 tips for surviving a pregnancy cold. Don’t skip #1.
What are your home remedies for the dreaded pregnancy cold?
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