The following relief measures are perfectly safe to take while pregnant.
Medication: Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
Other Relief Measures: Lay down and rest in a dark room. Try an ice pack.
Symptom/Problem: Nasal Congestion, Allergies/Sinuses
Medication: Tylenol Cold & Sinus, Sudafed, Claritin, Alavert, Benadryl, Loratadine, Actifed, Tavist
Other Relief Measures: Rest. Warm or cold pack on face/eyes, elevate head, use a vaporizer.
Symptom/Problem: Cold/Cough, Sore Throat
Medication: Non-alcohol cough syrup, Robitussin (Guaifenesin), throat lozenges
Other Relief Measures: Good hand washing. Drink plenty of fluids, gargle with warm salt water.
Medication: Ginger tea, Unison 25-50 mg every 8 hours with Vitamin B6
Other Relief Measures: Eat saltines or dry toast before getting out of bed. Eat small, frequent meals; avoid spicy, acidic or greasy foods.
Symptom/Problem: Heartburn, Indigestion
Medication: Zantac, OTC Pepcid, Tums, Maalox, Mylanta
Other Relief Measures: Avoid greasy, spicy or fried foods. Try not to lie down right after eating.
Medication: Imodium (NO Pepto-Bismal)
Other Relief Measures: B.R.A.T. diet (bananas, rice, apples, toast), clear liquids.
Medication: Fibercon, Metamucil, Milk of Magnesia
Other Relief Measures: Increase fluids.
Medication: Gas X, Bean-O, Simethicone
Other Relief Measures: Avoid apples, cabbage and fried foods.
Medication: Tucks medicated pads, Preparation H, Anusol H
Other Relief Measures: Sitz Bath
Medication: Benadryl 25-50 mg, Tylenol PM
Other Relief Measures: Chamomile tea
Pregnant women should receive a dose of Tdap during each pregnancy between 27 and 36 weeks gestation to protect infants from Pertussis (also known as whooping cough).
Pertussis can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening complications in infants, especially within the first 6 months of life.
Speak with your OBGYN about the danger of whooping cough. It’s a highly contagious disease that can be especially serious – even fatal – for infants. Unfortunately, many people who spread it may not know they have it.
If you plan to be around a new baby or one is on the way, get vaccinated to help protect yourself and your family from whooping cough.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone, including those around babies, make sure their whooping cough vaccination is up to date.
Do not consume:
Steer clear of:
Contact us if you notice sudden heavy or bright red bleeding with cramping.
For more information, refer to the book: Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth.
*These are only guidelines. If you have additional questions or concerns, please refer to your physician.
If you experience any of the following symptoms at any stage of pregnancy, call your provider right away. Keep in mind: These symptoms don’t automatically indicate pre-term labor or miscarriage. Bleeding can be present with healthy pregnancies. But it’s always smart to get checked.
Bleeding from the vagina (with or without cramps).
Passing of blood-clot like tissue or white-pink mucus.
Blurry or impaired vision.
Severe stomach or back pain.
Chronic, severe headaches.
Contractions before 37 weeks that occur every 10 minutes or more.
Decrease in baby’s movements after 28 weeks.
Excessive vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss.
Fever or chills.
Pain or burning with urination.
Swelling of face, fingers, feet.
Intolerance of foods or liquids.
Early signs of miscarriage can be treated.
Women’s Specialty Care will perform a dilation and curettage, also known as a D&C, to stop bleeding and prevent infection.
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