When I was pregnant, I got cold regularly, although the first trimester fell on the summer. Of course, before being treated, even with the most familiar medicines, I carefully studied the instructions. Many drugs are contraindicated in the first trimester.
Of course, for any serious diseases, you should use the advice of doctors and drink the medicines that they prescribe. As for the cold, I initially trusted the folk remedies, those that would help to restore strength and at the same time would not harm the child.
The need to rest during a cold
In the first trimester, I still worked, like many pregnant women, but if I used to go to work with a cold and cough, because I didn’t want to take sick leave, then during pregnancy I took sick leave or just asked for time. It is very important to shift home this period.
I realized that during pregnancy a double burden falls on the entire body, so I tried to relax, otherwise stress along with a cold can lead to obvious complications. I read in the internet that it makes no sense to try to recover as quickly as possible. After all, this may require strong medications, and as you know, the stronger the healing effect, the more contraindications pills have.
My therapist said that it is necessary to just have a cold, it is important to lie down for at least five days, only then the body can fight the infection. As soon as I had signs of a cold – I immediately began to drink as much tea as possible – with honey, with lemon, with raspberries. Especially I was well helped jam with raspberries. Even when later I was breastfeeding my baby, I was also treated with raspberries.
Treatment of cough during cold
I also tried to make my diet easier during a cold. Excluded fatty foods, which requires a lot of cost for its digestion.
You can also lay out finely chopped garlic and onions in the apartment. I learned this method in the office during epidemics. It helps to recover faster, and our relatives do not get infected from us. If cough begins, then I have tried milk with honey and butter. This method of treatment is not only useful, but also quite tasty.
I once heard that you should be careful with herbs. Some people think that herbs are much better than antibiotics. However, for pregnant women there is a danger here, some herbs should be avoided, so I did not risk and did not drink any grass. The same goes for aromatherapy, many smells can just cause disgust, I have not tried.