(Closed) having a cold in first trimester sucks

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2797 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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nunyabeeswax:  You definitely don’t have to love every second! Who loves nausea? Um, no one. The first trimester sucked for me as well. I was so, so exhausted and quesy. Lot of gagging and dry heaving and feeling all around sick and off. I basically felt hungover for 2 months. It gets better! I also had trouble sleeping and a Unisom helped a lot. It is 100% safe during pregnancy (you can always ask your doctor about it, though). It also helps with nausea, as does a B vitamin. It will get better! We also kept it a secret until the second trimester but I chose to tell my mom. Having just one person to talk to about it (other than your husband) makes a huge difference. I knew I’d tell her right away if I miscarried so it felt ok to me to tell her. Just something to consider. Best of luck and congratulations!

Post # 3
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

Nope, you don’t have to love every minute of pregnancy, I sure as heck didn’t! We planned on the pregnancy and it happened after the first try then I got very sick with a stomach issue and felt awful and missed weeks of work and nobody could figure out what was wrong with me and I was terrified for the health of the baby (I was less than 6 weeks at this point). Finally my stomach issue went away (thank you probiotics!) and I started feeling better but pregnancy is HARD. Sleep when you can, the exhausted feeling is totally normal during your first trimester (and 3rd too). For the congestion try using a humidifer and some vicks under your nose. I bought a Pediacare vaporizer to help with congestion (and used it after the birth when my son had a cold) http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/pediacare-gentle-vapors-mini-waterless-vaporizer-plug-in-unit–nightlight/ID=prod6085094-product

Your feelings are normal. Best of luck and I hope you get some rest! If your cold/flu gets worse contact your OB and see what they recommend. Some things are safe to take during pregnancy.

Post # 4
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I second unisom, I took it during pregnancy, especially the 3rd trimester and it is safe.

Post # 5
1348 posts
Bumble bee

Congratulations!! You’re allowed to be miserable in your first trimester (and second and third).

It could be either pregnancy symptoms or a cold. Not that it helps much either way!!

I was very congested in the first trimester and I was so lightheaded I felt like I was in a constant haze. I wanted to sleep all the time. And I mean *all* the time. It was a miracle I was able to get anything done.

I still have days where I can’t breathe properly in bed and need to sit up to get my nose to clear. I want to tell you that the anxiety will ease up as you get further along, but I’m still terrified of losing our baby. It’s easier said than done, but you have to accept that it’s all out of your control. No matter what happens, you will be okay and you have a loving partner to support you. 

Post # 6
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Congratulations and welcome! The first trimester is such a difficult time, you’re the sickest and most tired and you can’t vent to anyone! Having said that, you’re already halfway there so you’re doing great 🙂

I had a bad cold the week I found out I was pregnant and my doctor told me that was very common in the first trimester. I took some saline nasal spray and paracetamol when I really needed it (and lots of honey/lemon tea). It will get better.

Anyway, is there a FB group or board for your due-month? I’ve found ours to be a great support, especially in terms of symptom-sharing and comparing. Although husbands can be great support, it’s so great to speak to other women who know what you’re going through.

Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 8
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

You absolutely don’t have to like every second (or even most of them!)  

And a cold in pregnancy sucks!  No matter how far along you are.  I’m 37 weeks with a sinus infection and I’m about to lose my mind.  

Post # 9
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Congratulations!! I had a cold too around 6 wks as well.  Your immune system is supressed so that it does not attack your new baby so it’s normal to get a cold right away.  Yes, there are a lot of not so fun things in the first trimester but will be so worth it when you hold your baby in your arms. 

Post # 10
174 posts
Blushing bee

Congrats on your BFP!!! You definitely don’t have to love every second, that’s impossible! You can be thankful every single second (that’s what I say when I’m like omg i hate feeling this…but I’m so thankful to be pregnant)

I feel you on the cold…Weeks 4-6 I had a parasite I picked up on a trip DH and I went on, followed by bronchitis weeks 4-7!  It was definitely NOT fun! lol but you will get through it..your immune system is just low so that your system doesn’t see the baby as a foreign body it has to fight off. 


FX for a H&H 9 months for you 🙂

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