Think I Have a Cold...Is It Ok to Take Day-quil?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am going to be 8 weeks tomorrow according to the doctor. I am trying to avoid being extremely stressed out. But the last few days I haven't feeling good, and that is stressing me out more than anything else. My doctor didn't tell me to avoid stress I just know my mom had to, So I wanted to just to make sure nothing goes wrong.

My nose is completely plugged up, and I feel like my head is floating. Like I have a cold. So I'm wondering, if it is ok to take Day-quil while I'm pregnant or if it depends on my medical history and I should call my doctor and ask her??

ANSWER

When you are pregnant, you should not take any medication other than acetaminophen (tylenol (R)) without your provider's knowledge.

--Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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