My congestion is pretty bad. I'm constantly stuffed up and I have to alleviate the pressure in my nose quite often. I do find the common bloody boogie, so i'm not worried, but I have a hard time staying asleep since I have to sleep on my left side and the pressure builds up. I use baby vapor rub since its not as strong as the regular kind. I've also heard that women can get addicted to nasal sprays, so I don't want to use them. I'm just running out of ideas.
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How far along are you? Just in the past week .I've been ridiculously congested. It's so uncomfortable &keeps me awake at night, too. I'm only 9wks, so .I don't know if it's pregnancy related or if .I just have a random sinus infection or what! It's driving me nuts, though. Nothing seems to help.
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I'm 19 weeks. I've had this problem since week 10 or so...You're probably congested due to pregnancy too, its totally normal, but very annoying as well! Don't freak out if you get a bloody nose or anything, that is normal too....I just wish I knew what's safe to use without forming addiction. I'm not one to take medicine unless i'm dying or in excruciating pain.
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Yeah, we have a lot of sinus medications at my house, but.. I'm not sure what's safe to take &.I don't want to risk it anyway. It's just getting so beyond annoying.
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yeah, we have a lot of sinus medications at my house, but.. I'm not sure what's safe to take &.I don't want to risk it anyway. It's just getting so beyond annoying.


i believe sudafed is the only thing pregnant women can take. But check with your doctor on that.

It is a common pregnancy complaint to have a stuffy nose. The blood is due to having increased blood volume in your body at this time. This is the same reason you may also have bloody gums when you brush your teeth.

Neither are reasons to be concerned. It is annoying though!!
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ingi wrote:
arcadia wrote:
yeah, we have a lot of sinus medications at my house, but.. I'm not sure what's safe to take &.I don't want to risk it anyway. It's just getting so beyond annoying.


i believe sudafed is the only thing pregnant women can take. But check with your doctor on that.


It is a common pregnancy complaint to have a stuffy nose. The blood is due to having increased blood volume in your body at this time. This is the same reason you may also have bloody gums when you brush your teeth.

Neither are reasons to be concerned. It is annoying though!!



i had it so bad in my 1st and begining of 2nd trimester. I bled a few times and it was the worst nose bleeds I ever had in my life and the conegstion was horrible....I am glad its gone!
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Ear, nose and throat specialist prescribed this for me on a daily basis. I thought seeing how it was all natural, it could not hurt you or the baby. In a small 8 oz glass mix warm water with 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Make a cup with you right hand, pour some into it and hold your left nostril...Snort the salt water into your sinus cavity. Do this alternating nostrils. This "unstopped" me, plus I have sinus problems yearly, and it has helped temendously. I know lots of people have problems "snorting" anything, kinda like "suppositories....But hey, if it works, go for it! Hope this helps you! Beats medicating yourself and supporting the pharmaceutical companies!
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ear, nose and throat specialist prescribed this for me on a daily basis. I thought seeing how it was all natural, it could not hurt you or the baby. In a small 8 oz glass mix warm water with 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Make a cup with you right hand, pour some into it and hold your left nostril...Snort the salt water into your sinus cavity. Do this alternating nostrils. This "unstopped" me, plus I have sinus problems yearly, and it has helped temendously. I know lots of people have problems "snorting" anything, kinda like "suppositories....But hey, if it works, go for it! Hope this helps you! Beats medicating yourself and supporting the pharmaceutical companies!



i use the same thing! Works great...

I tried sudafed once and though I was going to have a heartattack. I could not sit still and it got hard for me to breathe.
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