Has anyone had a really bad cough during their pregnancy? I started coughing on thursday and it was so bad that I went to the drug store and the pharmacist told me to take cough medicine. I have been feeling a lot better but every time I cough i'm worried that it's bad for the baby? I have none stop hard and loud coughs. They are less frequent though. Do you think the coughing can do any damage to the baby? I'm 12 weeks.
I've got a pretty bad cough because of the cold I have. As far as I know it won't hurt the baby. I told my Dr. About it at my last appointment and he didn't seem concerned. The baby is pretty safe in the uterus. I do have slight pain in my lower pelvic region from coughing sometimes. Somebody else might have some other advice but as far as I know coughing won't hurt the baby.
I don't see how coughing would harm the fetus.. I think the only time it is vulnerable to anything you do is whenever what you are doing could cause harsh chemicals to get to it through the umbilical cord and of course if you are consuming something that could harm it.. Coughing is expelling.. Not taking anything in.. Chances are if your body is trying to expell it.. It's not good to stay in there and if it's not good for you.. Than it's not good for the fetus. Not all the time you cough.. Your body is trying to get rid of something.. (tickle in your throat).. As far as the pain you feel in the lower pelvic region..I think that is just your muscles contracting from coughing.. That's all that is..
I could be wrong.. I'm just telling you the best of my knowledge about this..