a cold - potenial problems?

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a cold - potenial problems?

Post by Juliana » Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:07 am

Hi everyone,
I just thought i was getting settled down in my wait and not writing all the time with only worries like the panicky person i seem to have become when this morning i woke up with a new worry. I seem to have a cold, does not feel so bad as to merit calling it a flu but i am worried it could influence the development of the baby(s), it is still so early in the pregnancy (will be 6 weeks tomorrow). Any of you have any knowledge or experience with this? I guess the sore throat is not a problem and the other symptoms but i do have a little bit of fever (37.2) that worries me, or is temperature higher when pg?


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Post by Tracey S » Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:47 am

Touch wood I have not had this but a friend of mine had one after the other for the entire 9 months - cold sores, colds, sore throats the whole monty and fevers. It won't hurt baby but will make you more tired as your body has to work more - just make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids to keep the temp down.
Anything you need to take consult the doc - you can take paracetamol though
Look after yourself
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Post by Nikola » Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:48 pm

Tracey is right (for once!) - you seriously need to keep up your intake of fluids to stop you dehydrating. also be careful about over the counter cold rememdies -things we take without thinking eg. throat pastels like Strepsils etc - some are not safe to take in pregnancy. You should go and see the pharmacist. One of my best friends is a pharmacist and he told me about the throat pastels.

Try good old hot honey and lemon and paracetomol if things get v.bad.

Hope you feel better soon.

love nikola.xx

ps at least it will take your mind of this wretched wait for your scan!!

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Post by Lisa Ch » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:51 pm

I had cold and a bad cough for nearly 2 weeks while waiting for my scan. I took hot water and honey drinks and paracetomol, make sure you get plenty of rest and keep warm. It didn't do me any harm and I am now 17 weeks.

Take care
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Post by beck » Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:48 pm


i had a cold when i was about 8wks preggie..and i didnt take anything just went to bed v early and drunk loads of fluids......try to stay calm..as baby is in a nice warm place and wont get harmed by your cold.

my boy is now 71/2mths old and all is ok

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Post by Juliana » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:01 am

thanks for the good advice, i stayed in bed for a while and just drank liquids, did not take anything as i figured it was not worth the risk. it was not really a very bad cold, just one gets so paranoid after all the efforts to get this far! Still i am feeling more and more hopeful that things may be going well. My scan is a week from today!!! (in week 7+)

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