I can tell that I have an easy pregnancy… no severe cases of nausea and vomitting for me. But one thing I noticed since the start of my pregnancy is my colds. On the first few weeks, I thought I just caught a virus because I stopped taking vitamin C. But it’s been 8 weeks and I still have colds. Constant sneezing and clogged nose especially at night makes me uncomfortable. I consulted my OB about this and she suspects allergic rhinitis. I find it odd because I’ve never had allergies to dust, weather, etc… before.
That’s when I discovered that there is such a thing as pregnancy rhinitis. I may not have allergies before but because I’m pregnant, this triggered the problem. My OB already gave me a go signal to take 500 mg. of vitamin C. She also prescribed Loratadine and nasal spray but I’m skeptical about Loratadine and other antihistamine drugs on its effects during pregnancy. One site says it’s a category B drug which means it’s not the safest drug to take during pregnancy as there are no sufficient tests done. However, this table from BabyCenter considers it as low-risk along with Vicks Vaporub. Yes, I use Vicks at night for my clogged nose, this helped me have a good night’s sleep with pillows propped up.