got a cold - will baby be ok

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  1. Lauraaraa

    Lauraaraa Love My Baby Girl

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    i am suffering, have managed nt to get a cold up until last week, as soon as i got back to work i get ill.
    :growlmad:

    i get colds badly anyway but because immune system is lowered i feel so ill.

    started with a chesty cough and its just developed into a stinking cold.

    feel weak, cant taste anything, tired, nose hurts, throat hurts, head hurts, feel groggy and just like crap.

    on my own aswell til next weekend earliest so i am not liking it at all.

    cant sleep on a night as i get really bunged up and cant breathe through nose

    then i got worried that having a cold would be harmful to baby

    i have had my flu jab. so must just be a cold. but still worrying.

    :nope:

    got some olbas oil but read u cant sniff that when preg!! so cant take nothing n now cant even sniff tht!!!
     
  2. sammiesmile

    sammiesmile Guest

    baby will be fine xx
     
  3. TinkerJess

    TinkerJess Well-Known Member

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    Baby will be fine, just look after yourself. Make sure to drink plenty and rest lots!

    hugs:flower:
     
  4. kmumtobe

    kmumtobe Mummy to 2

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    My midwife recommended olbas oil, steam inhalation and hot lemon and honey when i had a cold x
     
  5. MMonroe8

    MMonroe8 Well-Known Member

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    I had a cold a few weeks ago - I too was worried about baby more than myself! I didn't really take anything for it - just nasal spray (which did help). Blew my nose as much as possible and lots of fluids. Good luck, feel better soon!
     
  6. Shandra

    Shandra Mommy to a beautiful boy!

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    I just got over a cold. I ended up in the emergency room from a kidney stone because I had gotten too dehydrated while being sick. My suggestion would be to drink LOADS of water because I was drinking a lot of water and still was pretty dehydrated. All in all baby was perfectly fine though :)
     
  7. Lauraaraa

    Lauraaraa Love My Baby Girl

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    ooo i aint being sick - phew! keep drinking though.
    i am making myself some soup - veg soup to get some good vits inside of me!

    i just hope it clears up soooon! hateee having a cold. just isnt nice!

    makes you feel groggy and urgh!

    aslong a baby will be ok

    and i might give olbas oil a sniff if is ok to. forgot to ask my midwife. read can and cant on net so who knows. surely it cant be harmful?!
     
  8. Poisonwood

    Poisonwood Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes dont worry. I had cold/cough/sore throat and sinusitus non stop for 3 weeks and was so paranoid went to dr to hear baby heartbeat which was fine and had a scan which was scheduled anyway on thurs and everything fine. The only thing i did which helped alot was to do a steam inhalation (bowl of hot water teatowel over head) with 1 tsp of vicks vapor rub in it and it helped a lot. otherwise sleep and hotdrinks. Hope you feel better soon x
     
  9. yhl80

    yhl80 Well-Known Member

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    I just recovered from a 2 weeks long cold myself. I know the feeling :(
    Your baby will be fine, but you do need to take care of yourself especially with such limited things we can do for ourselves. I used nasal saline spray and neti pot to relieve the congestion, and also used the cool mist dehumidifier at night. For sore throat, you can use cough drops like halls, and some natural remedies include warm tea with honey and lemon. Also try salt water gargle. It worked like a charm. Hope you feel better soon!
     
  10. Lauraaraa

    Lauraaraa Love My Baby Girl

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    i am wanting a cuppa tea soooo much but darent!!

    hot choc it shall be later on!!

    going to get some vicks and try th steam thing, need to do something i feel horrid!
     
  11. Poisonwood

    Poisonwood Well-Known Member

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    Why cant you have tea?You can one or two cups a day tho I have decaff and drink loads of it. x
     

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