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39 weeks pregnant and full of the cold

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Baby2b Mon 15-Aug-11 07:51:34

Really congested and generally feeling sorry for myself. Had been eagerly awaiting labour, but now worried it starts before I feel better.

Does anyone have any good tried and tested natural remedies? Was drinking honey and lemon, but it is making my heartburn worse.

emoo777 Mon 15-Aug-11 09:13:11

I found vicks vapour rub and olbas oil good. I developed sinusitis but it cleared quickly by snorting weak saline solution and spitting it out (really disgusting but amzingly effective). As a last resort, some of the nasal sprays are considered OK for use during pregnancy (only a tiny fraction gets into the bloodstream compared to oral decongestants).

Sargesaweyes Mon 15-Aug-11 09:29:23

I had this last week and was v worried about labour. Only felt really rubbish for about 3 days and now just got a runny nose. I inhaled vick in hot water, sucked hall soothers, took paracetamol for the aches and drank lots of water. O and sleep. Hope you feel better soon.

Baby2b Mon 15-Aug-11 09:44:16

Thank you for the suggestions. Going to give the vicks a try and take it from there. Have been feeling pretty good for the last few weeks. Really annoyed to have the cold now.

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