Im 6wks 4days pregnant and I have a really bad flu.
Im concerned about the effect it will have on my baby, in particular all the tummy jolting coughing I do.
Did any of you have the flu in early pregnancy and still now have a healthy pregnancy ?
Thanks in advance xx
Yes I had it at 12-13 weeks...and I was SOOOOOOOO sick...it was the stomach flu...couldn't keep ANYTHING down...barely even water.
It lasted for about 3 days.
When it comes to a flu/cold....I am just getting over a bad cold which I thought was going into my chest...could barely breathe....but now I'm much better...and I'm told it's not a big deal during pregnancy.
The only time that it becomes a concern (more for stomach flu sufferers) is when you become dehydrated. Try to keep fluids down, and just know that at 6 weeks pregnant your baby is very well protected in there...a close friend of mine had a horrible cold, and high fever at 7 weeks along, and both her and baby were fine! HUGS!
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I had the flu at 12/13 weeks too! I thought it was morning sickness finally hitting me...nope! Turned out to be the 3-day flu bug from HELL. I was cramping so bad I couldn't move myself off the couch to run to the bathroom without help...which was every 5 minutes :/
I don't think the flu is curable with antibiotics though?? The flu is viral and garlic/anti-biotics are supposed to be for bacterial-caused problems..?
I had flu about the same time when i was pregnant with my son but i didn't even know I had fallen pregnant at that point. I was talking some painkillers and fever relievers aimed at flu. It knocked me off my feet for a few days. He is a very healthy boy. I have posted before he has adhd but it runs in our family anyway.
I'm pretty sure the main concern is getting a high fever when you're that early on. Watch your temps. Stay cool and keep hydrated. Lemon juice and honey in water for vitamin c could help. Doctor ordered you to take garlic??? What kind of doctor is this? He must be great! Garlic is wonderful. Good luck hun.
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