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Colds are obviously extremely common, and I always warn patients that they can take a little longer to get over when you're pregnant because your immune system isn't as sturdy. As far as medications are concerned, there are many over-the-counter medications that are out there. I usually recommend plain Sudafed, plain Actifed, Tylenol, Robitussin DM if you have a cough. You can also use Vicks VapoRub; that can be quite helpful because you get more congested at night, and you're already more congested in pregnancy anyway. A humidifier can also be very helpful. I just try to avoid any real strong decongestants because that sometimes can affect the flow to the placenta, and obviously we want to avoid that.