From Florida, USA:
I have type 2 diabetes, I am currently 18 weeks pregnant, and I am suffering a severe chest cold with congestion. My obstetrician told me to take Robitussin sugar-free and Tylenol for discomfort and ride out the cold, but I have been getting two to three hours of sleep per night for the past three days, and I know this can not be healthy for the baby. I is there something else I could do to ease my suffering?
For an acute illness such as this, you should consult further with your physician. In general, a "cold" can be managed much as would be done if you were not pregnant: pain reliever, decongestant, liquids and rest. The lack of sleep will not hurt the baby. If you are not getting better, then speak with your doctor.
Original posting 11 Dec 2002
Posted to Family Planning
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:42
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