I can feel yet another one coming on at 31 weeks. DS is full of it so its only a matter of time, less than I fortnight since I started to ascend from the last one [sigh].
Willing to try weird stuff I'd usually ignore if it's safe so likely useless but helps me feel at least slightly in control against the virus. Is high dose vit c ok? Or someone mentioned something about tying an onion over your bed? I'd love to take the usual fresh-air-and-exercise route but at 2C with a poorly toddler and other pg-related contraindications to activity that's not going to happen.
"While there are not very many studies of the safety of herbs in pregnancy, there is an indication in the literature that echinacea may be safe in pregnancy.
An often-cited study published in 2000 found no difference in birth defects, miscarriages, and live births among 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy and a similar group that did not. The study was small but useful, in that 112 of the pregnant women who took echinacea did so during the critical first trimester. The authors concluded that echinacea was safe during pregnancy, including early pregnancy."
Boots sell a cold defence nasal spray that's safe in pregnancy. Impossible for me to say if it works or not, but I've only had One mild cold since I started using it, and previously it seemed I was constantly being infected by my germy toddler