I’ve been up all night, sneezing and coughing all day. With PGP and general third trimester fun I’m feeling well and truly miserable.
To top it off, when I do a particularly big sneeze I wet myself a bit. LOVELY!
I can’t be the only one, as I know this stinking cold is seemingly going around the UK at the moment.
I’ve had lemon in hot water, vapour rub, naice tissues, lots of water ... It’s just not doing anything. Just longing for a few hours uninterrupted by sneezing and coughing and phlegm ... Preferably at night!
Melting, I'm so sorry your cold is making you feel wretched. I used to sip a shot of Jameson's if I had a chest cold when pregnant. It seemed to loosen the phlegm up (sorry) and I'd get a good night's sleep. Hope you're feeling better soon
Juat got over my 3rd cold since being pregnant. First one lasted 6 weeks and I was throwing up heavily so that was fun second and third just made me incredibly tired despite the fact the third was during 3rd trimester anyway so totally exhausted already. Hoping I don't get a fourth in the next 4 weeks...
Totally agree with pasta. Olbas oil is a godsend it really is. I used it in a bath though. Loads of it just to try and help. And then deepheat on my back afterwards to help ease the tension in my back from all the coughing and stuff. My back has always been tense but this was another level. DH has never known anything like it and he and his brothers are heavily into sports etc so have seen how tight and tense muscles can be.
I know it sounds silly but calpol plug ins are amazing for keeping you breathing overnight! Only discovered them when DS had a cold as he is only little, but I do put one in my room if I get congested!
Not sure if Olbas oil is safe to use in pregnancy. Have a Google and decide for yourself. I just found this comment on an old mumsnet thread:
Don't know about pregnancy but normal Olbus is definitely unsuitable for babies, so you might want to take a cue from that. Something to do with the menthol oils can damage wee one's livers. Hence they do a kids version that is safe from about three months or so I think. You might want to try the kids version if in doubt