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My 12 week pregnant GF has a cold should I worry

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My 12 week pregnant GF has a cold should I worry

We had a miscarriage in the past, GF started a cold, should I worry or should I stop worrying as «  a cold happens »

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Personally I would not worry.

However if you are at all worried you should be seeing your doctor. Do not accept random advice on potential treatment options, etc. from the internet. If you are worried - see the doctor that will be dealing with your GF throughout the pregnancy.
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TrevorK wrote:
Dec 30th, 2018 3:00 pm
Personally I would not worry.

However if you are at all worried you should be seeing your doctor. Do not accept random advice on potential treatment options, etc. from the internet. If you are worried - see the doctor that will be dealing with your GF throughout the pregnancy.
Yeah forcing her to go at the drug store tomorrow and have that check just to be safe
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No I wouldn’t worry as long as she is keeping herself hydrated she should be fine. Those otc cold and flu meds are not pregnancy safe as some of the ingredients are not pregnancy safe so wouldn’t recommend those. But if she’s nasally congested she can use the dristan nasal spray (was recommended by my ob)
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Your better off seeking advice to your family Dr. or OB.
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Do her very best to stay healthy. It could mean miss out on social events, especially there's a cold/flu going around right now. In my workplace, there's at least one person sick every 20 steps you walk.

Bottom line is, even if you worry, in Western Medicine, there's nothing they can do if the worse case happens. OB just tells you to rest. Duh, you think she's been running marathons?

In Chinese medicine on the other hand, they give you different types of herbal drink to help "steady the baby".

Eat and drink healthy things and stay off work if possible. It's worth it in the end.

Wish her the best!!
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ratatapa wrote:
Dec 30th, 2018 9:13 pm
Yeah forcing her to go at the drug store tomorrow and have that check just to be safe
Is she concerned? Because if she’s not, and she’s not exhibiting any major symptoms, you probably have to stop trying to force her to do stuff and let her decide for herself if she’s feeling sick enough to get medical attention. I understand that you’re worried, but you should know that badgering her to see the doctor or pharmacist every time she sneezes over the next several months is going to cause her stress that will probably be more dangerous to the pregnancy than a having cold.
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Just don't sneeze
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If it's only a cold let it run its course . Lots of liquids and get some rest .
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Why would someone down vote this thread?OP is just asking a simple question? Are they so frustrated in their life's that they have to take out their frustration wherever they can?
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The drug store? Go to the doctor
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This is actually expected because the immune system turns itself down in the beginning stages of fetal development.
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One advice for you : this is not the place for advice.
Take her to a doctor.

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