OMG! I was SEVERLY congested for a whole month at the beginning of my pregnancy. It seemed like a horrible cold that wouldn't go away. I had to sleep sitting up fully dressed wrapped in blankets with a heater and vaporizer at my side for a while. This is gross but, I was vomiting the phlem from being congested the whole time. That's been almost three years so I don't remember exactly what I took, but I recommend talking to your doctor before you take absolutly anything. I do know that it was a pediatrics medicine because it was the only thing safe to take during pregnancy. And it was prescribed. You don't want to take something that could be dangerous for you or your baby. You probably won't find anything OTC b/c everything says "talk to your doctor if pregnant". Give your doctor a call so they can call something in for you. Good luck and congratulations!
at 12:03 AM on Feb. 9, 2009