Sooo, I'll be 38 weeks in three days, and a couple of days ago I came down with a killer flu, or something similar. I've been throwing up (not feeling nauseated, but vomiting from the combo of heartburn and a really deep hacking cough); had achy teeth and jaw the first night, have a runny rose, and am generally miserable.
Can anyone tell me what this means for labour? Is it likely to induce labour? (I'd really rather it didn't, as the baby's been in an unstable lie for awhile now and I can't guarantee he's vertex... plus, labouring while having flu really doesn't sound like much fun.) I'm not about to cause a placental abruption by violent coughing, am I?
I've been trying to rest and drink lots of fluids, but it's tricky - half the time if I'm not sitting bolt upright I get awful heartburn, and Gaviscon seems to be making me throw up. And even drinking a glass of water will exacerbate the heartburn. Frustrating!! Chewing my vitamin C tablets also brings on heartburn, as does sipping lemon/ginger/honey tea. So... yeah.
Any advice? I'll call my MW today, but haven't been able to get hold of her yet.