cough and pregnant

@bubuth (1816)
Philippines
January 18, 2013 6:41am CST
Im 8 weeks pregnant when I suffer in cough and it last until my 12 weeks pregnant. My OB suggest that I must take amoxicilin, that is safe to take for pregnant women. I suffer in cough for almost 4 weeks. I also take lot of fruits that rich in vitamin C but even now that my cough is gone im still concern in my baby's health. What do you think guys can be the effect to my baby's health?
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
19 Jan 13
When I was pregnant and I had cough I ate 5 oranges in one day for a week and my cough was cured. Thanks God he is safe and he is three years old now. Always be careful and consult your doctor always. Have an ultrasound check up too. Don't be stressed as well. Hoping everything will be fine with you and your baby. God Bless
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@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
19 Jan 13
I'm sure you'll be fine. Your doctors wouldn't have prescribed you those antibioitics if it would cause any harm on your kid. I also had taken amoxicillin when I was pregnant with my eldest. Actually during that time of extraction of my wisdom teeth, I wasn't even aware that I was pregnant. Also a few weeks after the extraction, I took another antibiotic for an infection on my leg caused by a mosquito bite. My son came out prematurely coz I was so tired with school work and clinical works, but he was perfectly normal, just small coz he was not delivered in full term.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
19 Jan 13
If you trust your doctor then nothing to worry about the medication. Take care of your health. I suggest that you should seek alternative medicine since you are pregnant. Food supplement is essential for pregnant women and alternative medicines can help you a lot.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
18 Jan 13
I don't believe that there will be any kind of adverse effects on your baby's health because of the fact that you suffered from a sinus infection early in your pregnancy. For me, having a sinus infection was one of the first signs that I was pregnant with both of my children and also with the two miscarriages that I suffered. I was able to carry my two children to term and in their lives they have been generally healthy.
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@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
18 Jan 13
Everything can have an effect on the health of your baby. So is the air you breeth, the vitamins you take (too much is dangerous as well). What more important is, is what kind of cough you had. Since if it's just a cough there was no need to take amoxicilin at all. Swallowing a lot will cure it sooner or later as well. If it's just a cough because of some irritation it's the same. Amoxicilin is against bacteries so I assume it was not just an ordinary cough or? I would not be worried if I were you unless you are allergic against it! So be aware of that.
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@Shavkat (60337)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
If the OB doctor has the clearance of medications, then your baby is fine. Some medications are not possible for the pregnant mother, especially in the first trimester. You can try to ask your doctor of any medications that are safe for you.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
18 Jan 13
Take care there, have you seen the dr.? when one is pregnanat you need to be extra careful. Have it checked out. Hope you get well there soon....
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@ShyBear88 (17216)
• United States
30 Jan 13
I've been pregnant which any many times I've been sick with colds. It's okay to take it after your first trimester a lot of medication is okay to take because before it even reaches the baby it's already been dissolved by you and you only. It's like when you take tums for heart burn. If anything is really harmful to the baby they won't give it to you.
@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
19 Jan 13
I think you should try natural medicine to avoid all the bad side effects. Pure raw honey with garlic extract is very good for chronic cough. I've tested this a lot of times. It does not fail me at all. Just make sure you take this on full stomach. Also drink warm water (not hot not cold) all the time till your cough is gone.
• China
19 Jan 13
Usually in the first a few weeks of your pregnancy the cough will do little affect to your baby,so no need to worry about that your bady will be OK,and always keep a happy mood and think positive then your baby must be a healthy bady.
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jan 13
dear bubuth I have read that a woman when pregnant is more vulnerable to viruses and stuff b t her bvdy will protect that baby first then her so do see your doctor and keep as well as you can for your own sake so you will be all ready to hug that little new born of yours. do take care of yo urself and in doing that you also protect your baby to be.