Already Pregnant


MEDICATIONS YOU CAN USE DURING PREGNANCY

pregnant with cold flu_0FLU: You should get your influenza vaccination if your are pregnant during the flu season.

COLD: If you have cold symptoms, you can take Tylenol, Tylenol Cold, Sudafed (Regular), Mucinex (Regular), Claritin (Regular) and Robitussin (Regular).  You may also use Saline Nasal Spray, Benadryl (diphenhydramine).

NAUSEA & VOMITING: During the first few weeks, you should eat small, frequent meals and avoid certain foods that seem to trigger feelings of nausea or vomiting for you. These trigger foods vary with different patients. You may also try Vitamin B6 (10-25 mg) three times a day; this has been studied and shown to be safe and effective in pregnancy.

When you are pregnant the motility of the stomach, small bowel and colon are reduced and this may lead to heartburn and constipation.  Safe  and recommended remedies are Colace (stool softener), Tums, Mylanta, and Maalox.  Over the counter Pepcid and Zantac are safe to take if the prior medications do not relieve your heartburn symptoms.  You should also increase your water intake, fiber and you may also use Metamucil.

LOWER BACK PAIN, MUSCLE ACHES OR MILD HEADACHES :  You can take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or try stretching exercises, a warm bath and/or use a heating pad.

VAGINAL INFECTIONS: During your pregnancy, you may use Monistat or Gynelotrimin.



THINGS TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY

  • You should NOT use a hot tub, tanning beds, or tanning sprays during pregnancy.
    (High temperatures may have an effect on your fetus).
  • Avoid taking care of cat litter. (Cat litter may cause Toxoplasmosis exposure)
  • Do NOT eat raw or uncooked meat. (Raw, uncooked meat Toxoplasmosis exposure)