Episode 108 Content and Overview
Being sick is never fun, but especially not when you are pregnant. There are some additional challenges to the common cold during pregnancy. You are more susceptible to getting sick when you are pregnant because your immune system is lower. You may take longer to recover from being sick and to get over a cold. Plus, you are limited on what types of medications you can safely take. This is why it is so important to take care of your health when you are expecting. Unfortunately, even when you do take good care of your health, it is possible to catch a cold. Find out what over-the-counter medications you should avoid and how to treat the symptoms of the common cold and flu during pregnancy to get healthier faster.
Included in This Episode
- Cold and flu viruses
- Tips to avoid getting sick
- Getting rest
- Over-the-counter cold medicines
- CDC Treating for Two
- Aspirin During Pregnancy
- Article on Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy
- Prenatal and infant paracetamol exposure and development of asthma: the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study
- Association of Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy With Behavioral Problems in Childhood
- FDA classification of active ingredients in cold medicines
- LactMed database on medications and breastfeeding
- NPR Article on Homeopathic Remedies
- Link to FTC policy statement on labeling for homeopathic products
- Non-medicine solutions for congestion
- Stuffy nose and pregnancy rhinitis
- Non-medicine solutions for a sore throat
- Drinking tea during pregnancy
- You should always disclose any medications (over-the-counter or homeopathic) to your doctor or midwife
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