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I am very sick and feeling like I need to boost my vitamin intake. I read on the side of the Airborne package to not take while pregnant? Anyone know why? Its just vitamins right? TIA
 

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There's some artifical sweetener in it (sorbitol and sucralose - certainly nothing too bad), and "natural and artifical orange flavor".... other than that it's just vitamins and herbs, and some baking soda (to make it fizz).....

I take it all the time. My midwife said it's fine.
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ETA: It does have 100% of the daily requirement of Vit A in it. Too much Vitamin A is definitely bad during pregnancy (esp first trimester), so just don't take more than one a day. Your prenatal vitamin most likely lacks Vit A (most do), so it's unlikely you're getting too much combined with other sources. Hope that helps.
 

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It seems like the verdict is generally out on Airborne while prengant (I've read everything from definitely not to sure, why not?) but the general consensus is that Emergen-C is a safer alternative for boosting your immune system. Personally, I don't know anything about Chinese herbs and a lot of what is listed in the ingredients are Chinese herbs (somebody said it's the same formula as yin chau (sp?) so maybe that's a place to start looking?). In lieu of research I'm not up to, I skip it.


My favorite cold remedy is called Spanish Lemonade. It sounds really gross, but I swear it works! Crush 1 clove of garlic and juice one lemon into a mug. Pour boiling hot water over and cover for about 5 minutes. Sweeten with a touch of honey and drink up! I can do 3 or 4 of these on my worst days.
 

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The night time one's a bad choice, but the daytime one's ok according to my midwife. I took it only a few times during my pregnancy, but everything was ok.
 

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My midwives recommended emergency-c... I told them I heard it wasn't safe, it was, and they said to get an "over dose" of the vitamins.... you'd have to take a butt load (they didn't actually say "butt load"...but they implied it).
 

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It has petroleum in it... just fyi. I avoid it b/c it had dextrose in it and I'm allergic to potato. I just take Lemon Balm tincture - it's a natural anti-viral.
 

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Thanks ladies for all the responses. You all are the best!


I will certainly keep in mind the mixing it with my prenatals during this first trimester.
 

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I agree, it's a no no during pregnancy. I researched it early on this pg, since I'll be pg during cold/flu season and anticipate getting a cold in the next few months.. I found Zicam is a-okay, and that always works well for me, so I'll be using that IF I need it.
 
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