Hey ladies :) I have a nasty cold, and am wondering what over the counter meds I can take? I've heard tylenol products are safe, but want to be sure before taking anything. Thanks!
Medicine while pregnant?
The two sites that I have been reviewing most often for advice on herbs during pregnancy do not list peppermint as an issue, though I think as with most herbs, you probably want to be careful to avoid heavy/medicinal doses.
Yes, while Tylenol is deemed 'safe' in pregnancy and early childhood, there is a well-established, long known relationship between tylenol use and frequency and severity of asthma in children, especially in families with asthma. Just an FYI.
This site may help too and if you are in Canada, you can call them and ask: http://www.motherisk.org/women/index.jsp
Elderberry is perfectly acceptable. It is in Juice Plus whole food supplements. Elderberry is really a preventative, it should be taken all through winter. Also peppermint is perfectly acceptable, especially as a morning sickness helper. If you are stuffy put some boiling water on the stove and do a steam.
Also, with all of this forced heat through winter, keep a boiling pot on the stove most of the day and let all that water get back into the air. Lovely hot tea, like red raspberry leaf and nettle will also feel good and help clear up your stuffiness. Oh, and hot rice packs across your sinuses.
I read on half of the sites nettle is bad and half say its fine. It's one of my regular teas pre-pregnancy, but lately I have mild uterine cramping when I drink it, so I've stopped & will re-evaluate after I'm in my second tri...
Licorice is definitely out, from everything I read.
I've heard/read no hibiscus either, during first tri. It's in Starbucks passion iced tea/lemonade and soooo many other herbal tea blends which sucks.
I found some guidelines here:
But I caveat that for every site I find that says don't drink x, I find one that says its fine!! So it's a mixed bag...
Ultimately I say ask your doc/midwife!!!
I've stopped teas at this point and moved to hot lemon and honey or maple syrup (yes I know raw, homemade honey has its own set of issues, too... Sigh...) sometimes with a twist of cinnamon...
I've messed up just about everything that I can mess up so far (before I knew) I took an Advil, cleaned the litter box and got dental x-rays. I'm stinking talented, huh? I figure collodial silver is going to be a no no because I'd been supplementing with it before I knew!