Do not take any drugs or medicines while pregnant unless we approve of them first. Below are some common pregnancy complaints, medications that are safe to take when needed, and tips for coping with each problem.
Indigestion: Tums, Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids. Eat smaller, more frequent meals, do not lay down right after a meal, and avoid irritating foods.
Constipation: Metamucil, Fibercon, Colace, Milk of Magnesia. Increase fiber in your diet (green vegetables, fresh/dry fruits, salads). Increase fluid intake.
Hemorrhoids: Warm baths, Tucks pads, Preparation H. Try to keep bowel movements soft and avoid straining. Sitz bath 2 or 3 times daily helps with symptoms.
Headaches: Tylenol (if needed). Make sure to get enough rest and rest breaks during long work days. Avoid aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and all NSAIDs in general.
Colds, Congestion, Flu-like Symptoms: Tylenol (fever, body aches), Sudafed (congestion), Robitussin (cough), Mucinex (expectorant). It is important to get plenty of rest and increase fluid intake when you are ill. A persistent fever or a cough that produces green mucus needs to be evaluated, so call the office. Do not use any antihistamines.
Nausea/Vomiting: Altering your diet is helpful: crackers, toast, or pretzels are usually effective. Ginger ale soothes the stomach. If not relieved by these techniques, schedule an appointment for evaluation.
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