Friday, December 12, 2008

Pregnant pause

I woke up this morning with a great reminder to slow down and relax - a yucky cold.  Since I feel like my head is the size of a balloon and I'm more stuffed up than a Thanksgiving Turkey I thought I'd share all the natural remedies I know in case you get a cold and want to skip the Dayquil

Stuffy noses:
1. Breath rite strips at night
2. Saline drops to thin and help remove mucus secretions
3. Vics vapor rub under the nose

Sore Throat:
1. Throat Coat (not sure if this is o.k. in pregnancy but I've googled the ingredients and think it will be o.k. in moderation)
2. Peppermint tea with lots of honey

Cough
1. Licorice root tea with honey (works as an expectorant, antispasmodic and an anti-inflammatory but I wouldn't drink tons because it can have a laxative effect too)
2. Vics Vapor rub on the bottom of your feet
3. Cool air humidifier
4. Hot bath with peppermint bubble bath

Since I'm not a doctor I can't advise anyone, pregnant or otherwise to use any of these remedies this is just what works best for me when I'm trying stay all natural during this pregnancy (are Jack in the Box's stuffed Jalapenos all natural?  I've eaten dozens this pregnancy ...)

What works for you?

3 comments:

Berji's domain said...

steam inhalation for a stuffy nose,
ginger juice for sore throat

hope you feel better soon

p.s. if you want a natural remedy that I haven't tried, but read about, go to www.nourishinggourmet.com
search for cold remedy

Kate said...

oooh, so sorry youre not feeling well again! hope you'll get better soon! bet youre excited for tomorrow. have a wonderful time with your hubby. thinking of you...

Jeannett Gibson said...

Are you guys going to find out the sex of the baby?

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