This is a discussion on Severe cough :( within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Hi, I'm currently 16weeks pregnant and was coughing veri badly esp. at night and non-stop for 2weeks now. I'm worried ...
Hi, I'm currently 16weeks pregnant and was coughing veri badly esp. at night and non-stop for 2weeks now. I'm worried that my cough may affect my baby coz was coughing till I have tummy muscle cramp but my company doctor and gynae said that it's ok.
Do anyone of you experienced tis kindda cough when you are pregnant?
ya, it's veri bad. At times when the throat is really itchy, i can cough for a few mins till I perspire also. I tried all sorts of remedies like honey, almond drink, chuang bei / pi pa 'liang teh' also no use (really give up). The next 1 that i'm gonna try will be drinking milk (btw, I'm lactose intolerance) for the sake if it can really help with my cough.
I share your pain too, CatMeow. I'm pregnant for 2 mths and has been coughing even before preg. I'm not taking it lightly even though my gynae say its ok and normal that cough heals slower in preg mothers. Because my ex-colleague told me she had miscarriage due to heavy coughing. I'm seeing a Chinese physician but no results yet, still coughing a lot. The chinese physician also recommends I take honey to sooth throat coz I coughed until my throat pain. Sometimes after heavy bouts of cough, I get cramp in my womb and was very worried. Lucky I didn't bleed. My friend also recommend hot ginger tea. Can try too!
Take good care and rest more. Resting more will help a lot!
i had very bad cough for a few weeks when i was 36-37 weeks. GP was worried that i would cough till my waters broke prematurely. but he could only give me very mild cough syrup (pediatric-grade potency) and a low-potency antibiotics (i had greensh phlegm so antibiotics was a must). the cough took a long time to recover, and i was on MC for more than a week. but staying away from the crowds and staying indoors helped, together with lots of fluids and rest. i also drank pi pa gao whenever my throat felt itchy and it helped to ease the urge to cough too hard.
Tandem nursing 31mo Korkor and 10mo Didi!
Thks for all the advise. I just finish consult wz my gynae coz I got tis pain at the left side of my ribs and I thought that I feel there's swelling at the area too. No scan was done today but he did listen to my lungs N around the area whr I have the pain and told me not to worry and to monitor till my next appt (which is on the 25Mar). But frankly speaking, I'm still pretty worried , and it's my 1st preg...
I had very bad cough during pregnancy too, and not only once but quite a few times. I was also very wry about my son esp like what you said: the cramp when I coughed. But is okay actually. rmb to see a doc immediately when you're not feeling well so you can recover fast =)