Fighting the flu is never an easy or pleasant thing to do, especially when you’re pregnant. The cold weather, low temperatures, rain and snow and even the warmth in your home can put your health in danger. When you fight the flu and you’re pregnant, your immune system has to protect not one, but two people at the same time – not to mention all the hormonal and biological changes your body goes through.
In a normal situation, you can just take some cold and flu medicine to get rid of the flu as soon as possible, but when you are pregnant you can’t because you have to think about the child you’re carrying.
There are lots of medications you cannot take when you are pregnant such as aspirin, Ibuprofen, amino acids, Isotretinoin (a.k.a Absorica, Amnesteem, Claravis, Myorisan, Zenatane) and Thalidomide. When taking drugs always make sure you read the package leaflet first and if you are not sure if you can take it or not there is a very easy and always-effective way to know if it is safe: ask your doctor.