It's a fact: Everything you eat, drink or swallow during pregnancy possibly could affect your baby. Don't play a guessing game where medications are concerned. Ask your physician or other health care professional about taking any medication or dietary supplement. As far as alcohol and nicotine are concerned, most experts advise avoiding them during pregnancy.
If you require meds: If you have a condition that requires medication, discuss it with your health care professional. Some medications may be stopped during a critical stage of the baby's development, then used again safely later.
Med safety: Remember not to assume a product is safe during pregnancy just because it doesn't require a prescription. Also, don't stop or start any medication without asking your healthcare professional.
Colds or flu: For cold and flu symptoms, use a humidifier, drink plenty of clear liquids, gargle with salt water and get extra sleep. Be sure to wash your hands frequently.