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    Soooo I'm now in my 29th week of my pregnancy (it actually feels like its flying!) and I've got a wicked cold. Which really isn't that bad during the day but killing me at night because I'm so full of mucous that I can't breathe when I sleep. So my question is - do any of you have any home remedies to help me sleep??? My OB said I can take robitussin, which really only helps a little been propping myself up a little when I sleep, drinking hot tea with honey and lemon, drinking lots of orange juice ... And now planning to spend my weekend resting. It's so frustrating!!!


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    @Chunksmama Try Ocean nasal spray. It's just salt water , but it works wonders to clear up congestion, I used it for 3 weeks before bed when I was sick. Spicy foods will also help ,but if you have heartburn be careful. A hot steamy shower will help loosen things up. Also tylenol cold works great for congestion and is safe during pregnancy according to my ob , and google. I hope you feel better soon.
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    It has been way to long for me to recommend anything, I don't know what is safe today (my youngest is 24) but I would think a hot steamy shower taking deep breaths would help to break some of it up the nasal spray sounds safe too. I feel so bad for you, that has to be miserable!!

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    I wish I had some great answer but I never took anything if I was sick, never caught a cold bad enough I guess. I would call yor dr and ask if you can use vicks rub maybe?

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    Adding a humidifier may help but you will probably sweat buckets so that may make you more uncomfortable! I would try the nasal spray suggested by dozersmama.

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    Wow..waaaay back in the olden days..when I was pregnant...we could use sudafed..and my daughter used it also..MUCH..more recently! Ask your OB..it does help!

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    Get a Netti Pot (not sure if it is 1 or 2 ts) and use it along with the Ocean nasal spray. You will be amazed at how much congestion is loosened up by the Netti Pot!

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    Make sure u drink at least 8 glasses water/day bc water's a natural expectorant. Avoid dairy and soy prods bc these are mucus producing. Honey is also a good idea, as is the humidifier or vaporizer. Actifed or pseudophed not recommended in pregnancy. Prop your head up when sleeping too. Hope u feel better soon!




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    Not a mom but a Neti pot is a lifesaver for clearing out nasal and sinus congestion without medication. Also, my sister suffered from a terrible cold during her recent pregnancy and took Benadryl on the advice of her OB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Make sure u drink at least 8 glasses water/day bc water's a natural expectorant. Avoid dairy and soy prods bc these are mucus producing. Honey is also a good idea, as is the humidifier or vaporizer. Actifed or pseudophed not recommended in pregnancy. Prop your head up when sleeping too. Hope u feel better soon!

    See that!! Things change constantly! Thanks Henny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    See that!! Things change constantly! Thanks Henny!
    Very true! It's hard to keep up with the changes.




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    Just fyi if you have had a broken nose DO NOT use a netti pot, the solution can end up trapped places it shouldn't be..ouch Otherwise go for it I know lot of people swear by it.
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