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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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29. Coughs and sneezes spread…

What happens if you become ill during pregnancy? It’s bound to happen, but what are the risks and what can you take?

Pregnancy lasts nine months, so it stands to reason that at some point you will catch a minor illness.

But do these illnesses have any effect on your baby, and what can you take to make yourself feel better? Be wary of taking any over-the-counter medications, herbal remedies and supplements until you have consulted your healthcare provider.

Colds and flu

Generally speaking, if you catch a cold or flu, there is little to worry about. The thing to avoid is a high fever as this has been implicated in causing early miscarriages and foetal abnormalities.

You are more likely to feel ‘stuffed up’ ...

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