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Pregnant. Have sore throat, runny nose and breathing difficulty. What should I do?

I am 39 weeks pregnant and have cold like symptoms, ive heard its a sign the baby might be coming soon. but i am very uncomfortable cant breathe very well and have been having a sore throat and very runny nose is there anything besides tylenol I can take to help or is it something I have to just deal with until my babys arrival my due date is january 4th
Asked On : Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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Hello there.

Thanks for writing.

No these are not signs of baby coming.

They infact indicate that you have a respiratory infection.

You should not ignore it, instead visit your doctor soon. This is important as mild infection if left untreated can result in complications especially in pregnancy.

Meanwhile you can take steam inhalation and warm saline gargles.
Keep a record of your baby movements and your body temperature.

In case you run fever, it definitely shows you need treatment.

take care.
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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