(Closed) sick and 39 weeks pregnant

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@dynamic_duo:  I’m so sorry you are sick. That sounds like no fun at all especially so close to your EDD. Can you phone your doctor and they write you a precription to clear it up quicker? Thoughts going out to you that you feel better soon! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
23589 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh no!!!!!!! I wish I could have advice for you but just wanted to give you a big hug and say get well soon!

Post # 5
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am so sorry, I hope you feel better soon and good luck on your delivery. 

Post # 6
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

No advice, but I am sending lots of healing thoughts your way. I hope you are able to bounce back a littl ebit before you go into labor!

Post # 7
1396 posts
Bumble bee

A hot washcloth with a few drops of peppermint oil. In the tub or shower you can steam your face with it. Then, wring it out and hang it somewhere near your bed. It works wonders on the sinuses and congestion. I even brought the washcloth with me to work so I could inhale it any time I got really stuffed up. I also use some on the coals of a sauna when I’m sick. I’m not sure if that’s an option for you, but sauna kick starts immunity and the peppermint makes it so much easier to breathe.

Otherwise, gargle with warm salt water. Use a nettipot and distilled water (never tap water) to flush out your sinuses. Lots of oj, water and salty soup (like gargling, it clears the passages) and a multivitamin. If you’re up for it, mild to moderate exercise is great too.

Post # 9
5473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Awww hun I hope you feel better soon!  I was going to suggest resting & staying hydrated but it looks like you’re doing all you can πŸ™‚  Hang in there!!

Post # 10
1396 posts
Bumble bee

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@dynamic_duo:  Can you swim? Even if it’s just treading water or putting a floatie between your legs and using your arms, it might help a ton. It sounds gross but the water/chlorine helps to move things along in your sinuses. Then you’d get some nice low-impact exercise that hopefully wouldn’t start anything.

Post # 12
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@dynamic_duo:  Can you do light non-aerobic exercise, like doing bicep curls with cans of soup kind of thing? Or maybe light/partial squats or a few yoga poses maybe? Most of the exercise I get these days is of that variety, vs. walking or other aerobic workouts because I get winded so easily, and it’s also gentle/doesn’t put pressure downwards.

Hope you feel better soon – I am knocking on wood and crossing my fingers, eyes, and toes that I don’t get sick before the end. DH brought back a super nasty bug from international travel that I miraculously did not get so I hope my luck holds out.

Post # 13
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You need to be careful with peppermint, as it is known for its relaxing properties and can actually induce labour… which is great, if that’s what you want!

I’m in the beauty industry and that was one thing I was told, do not use peppermint products on any pregnant women, even those in early pregnancy.

Post # 14
958 posts
Busy bee

I’m big on Orange Juice and vitamin C when I get sick. I swear a gallon of orange juice always has me better in 2 days.

Post # 15
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hang in there girl! I know what you’re going through just did with the stomach bug!  Hopefully since you are on day 5 you’ll start feeling better.  

Post # 16
1479 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hang in there! Honestly, I know you’re trying to hang in there at work, but I would try to take a half day or a day off. What you need the most is REST. πŸ™‚ I know that you know that, but you need to get better so that you are in top shape to deliver that baby! πŸ™‚

I hope you feel better soon! I’ve heard raw garlic is also a natural antibiotic. It sounds kind of gross, but if you’re desperate you might try it!

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