Getting sick with a cold or flu isn’t fun on the best of days, but throw in the fact that you are pregnant, and things look even more dreary! While you may prefer to use natural remedies to help with your cold symptoms, you may wonder if these are safe to take while pregnant. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies that are safe in pregnancy (and while breastfeeding) that may help reduce the intensity of the symptoms and support your recovery. Our Naturopathic Medicine team provides natural ways for expecting parents to prevent and manage getting sick during pregnancy.
How do I know if I have a cold or a flu?
While both colds and flus are viral illnesses (meaning taking an antibiotic won’t be helpful), there are a few symptoms that might suggest what you are dealing with is the influenza virus as opposed to just the common cold. If you think you may have the flu and you are pregnant, it’s important to be in touch with your midwife or OB/GYN. These are some ways to differentiate: