When you are pregnant, your immune system is lowered. This sounds like a negative thing, but this helps ensure that your body doesn’t reject your baby, as it would a foreign bacteria or virus. It is harder for your body to fight off a cold or the flu with a lower immune system. This is why it is so important to take care of your health when you are expecting. Basic things like eating well, staying hydrated, and making sure you are getting plenty of rest are crucial. A homeopathic remedy sometimes used for cold and flu symptoms is pelargonium sidoides, which goes by the brand name Umcka. This is an herbal remedy made from the roots of this South African plant. This episode answers a question about whether or not Umcka is safe to take during pregnancy.