Catching a cold or getting the flu is always miserable, let alone while you’re pregnant. If the symptoms weren’t bad enough, you’ve also got the dilemma of whether you should be taking the medications in your cabinet to treat them.

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And you might be wondering about one common cold and flu remedy in particular: Can you take NyQuil while you’re pregnant?

Unfortunately, lots of doctors would give a firm ‘no’.

Here, we’ll look at the reasons why. But don’t worry – we’ve also found some alternative ways to unstuff your nose, banish your headache, and get you some proper rest.

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