You've got a killer cold but you're pregnant -- can you take medicine for it? It's a common question, and I had it, too, when I was pregnant (I talked to my midwife and did end up taking something to get relief at night so I could sleep.)
ElaineReads offered that it was probably OK to take something basic like Sudafed or Tylenol, but underscored that moms-to-be have to be especially careful in the first trimester.
mamiyoungin said she took Sudafed for a cold, and it was fine, but noted that she was in her second trimester when she took it.
In short, yes, you can take something -- but consult with your doctor about what's safe and best for you.
And here's a list of safe medications while pregnant from WebMD, plus general info on taking medicine while pregnant. Two good things to note: Avoid "SA" (sustained action) and "multi-symptom" forms of most over-the-counter medications -- it's best to keep it basic.
What about you? Have you taken medication while pregnant?