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Old 12-30-2011, 09:23 AM   #1
 
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Default I'm pregnant...

And I'm sooo sick!!! I have one of the worst head colds or sinus infections I've ever had. Everything in my head hurts, throat, ears, constant stufy/ runny nose..you name it.

I went to my midwife yesterday and she wants me only doing natural fixes at this point, bc I'm only 6 weeks along. Not even basic OTC meds. I have lived next to my humidifier with Vicks in it and have been using saline washes but I am still miserable. I've also been gargling with salt water and drinking things with honey for my throat.

Are there any other natural things I could be doing that would make a big difference? She wants me to wait a week before we start trying meds but I don't think I can stand this that long!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
 
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And I'm sooo sick!!! I have one of the worst head colds or sinus infections I've ever had. Everything in my head hurts, throat, ears, constant stufy/ runny nose..you name it.

I went to my midwife yesterday and she wants me only doing natural fixes at this point, bc I'm only 6 weeks along. Not even basic OTC meds. I have lived next to my humidifier with Vicks in it and have been using saline washes but I am still miserable. I've also been gargling with salt water and drinking things with honey for my throat.

Are there any other natural things I could be doing that would make a big difference? She wants me to wait a week before we start trying meds but I don't think I can stand this that long!!
I was told Benadryl is safe during pregnancy.

Ginger always helps me with colds and it also helps nausea if that's a pregnancy-related issue for you.

Otherwise, rest and hydrate and do what you are doing.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
 
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Congratulations!! Do what you're doing plus lots of sleep and water.


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Old 12-30-2011, 03:59 PM   #4
 
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I agree with your midwife. I wouldn't take anything at this point in pregnancy. Lots of orange juice. Lots of rest. You will get better.

Congrats on the baby!
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Sorry you are sick! I wouldn't take anything either...just lots of vitamins....maybe vitamin c? Congratulations!
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:16 AM   #6
 
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Thanks yall we are SO beyond excited!!
I love OJ so I took RCW's suggestion as permission to comsume copious amounts of it And I broke down and got a nettie pot...life changing!

It's getting better slowly but surely. Being pregnant and sick definitely takes it to a whole new level though.
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Congrats glad you're feeling better. Garlic helps too, lots of it, the rawer the better
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #8
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Congrats on being pregnant! I don't have anything more to add other than what the ladies have suggested, but I wanted to wish you well during this awesome time!!!
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Thanks yall we are SO beyond excited!!
I love OJ so I took RCW's suggestion as permission to comsume copious amounts of it And I broke down and got a nettie pot...life changing!

It's getting better slowly but surely. Being pregnant and sick definitely takes it to a whole new level though.
congrats! make sure you use sterile water for your Nettie pot everytime!


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