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#1 of 4 Old 10-15-2008, 07:24 PM - Thread Starter
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i'm due to deliver next friday (but that's just a guess, right? ) and have just come down with the most horrendous cold. it doesn't feel like a 'normal' cold, but i dont know if that's related to being this pregnant. does this mean the baby is sick too? i feel bad for the poor little thing. it's not been moving as much as normal today, but does give a reassuring poke when i check in with it.

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#2 of 4 Old 10-16-2008, 01:02 AM
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My midwife assured me that the baby wasn't. However your illness might mean that your blood pressure is a bit low or that your blood sugar is, and baby is feeling that a bit, making them a bit more sluggish. Make sure to eat well if you can
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As I understand it, when you're pregnant, the baby is receiving wonderful antibodies against the cold or whatever that you have, so that is protecting your little one from getting sick.

It's similar when you're breastfeeding: if you get sick, you definitely want to make sure the baby is breastfeeding, because your body produces antibodies to whatever's made you sick, and this actually helps boost the baby's resistance to it.

Sorry you're sick and hope you feel better soon!

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I agree with the other posters, and would add that as you get closer to your due date it's not uncommon for the baby to move less...There's less room for him or her to move about in!

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