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I was very sick the first 2 weeks of pregnancy and took Nyqu Rae83 Due October 1; Massachusetts 1 posts
14th Feb '10

I was extremely sick for the first 2 weeks of pregnancy, I didn't know I was pregnant, and I took a huge bottle of Nyquil and a box of Dayquil pills over those 2 weeks. I also drank and took other medication. I'm really afraid that my baby will have birth defects because of this. Does anyone know how dangerous it is to take Nyquil or has anyone taken it in their pregnancy for that amount of time and their baby came out fine?
Thank you!

My Lil' Monsters 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Surprise, Arizona 4144 posts
14th Feb '10

I dont think youll have anything to worry about...if it caused any issues you wouldnt be pregnant still...that early in pregnancy tends to cause spontaneous abortions if the body even has a tad feeling something is wrong with the fetus...

StinkerButtsMom{MBRD} Due May 27 (boy); 2 kids; Fort Campbell North, Kentucky 6623 posts
14th Feb '10
Quoting Rae83:
user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
14th Feb '10

You're fine. Your LO will be fine. I had the same thing happen to me, I got very sick, and took NyQuil, and nasal decongestants, and my LO is perfect in there.



Also, the first two weeks of pregnancy, you aren't pregnant yet. Pregnancy is counted 40 weeks from the start of your last period. So the first week would be your period, then conception and implantation occurs. So counting this way, if you are 4 weeks pregnant, your LO is 2 weeks gestated.

Gone123456789 Wisconsin 1598 posts
14th Feb '10

That early on, it won't hurt the baby. At 5 weeks their major organs start developing. 5-10 weeks has the most risk. Even then, it depends on when and what you take. So you're good. :D

likely..2..snap!! Due June 21; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; San Jose, California 4602 posts
14th Feb '10

Your baby should be fine. I didn't find out I was pregnant until I was 3 months with my 1st ds and I did a whole lot more than take medicine. I was drinking smoking and doing lots of other things that i'm surprised didn't cause me to miscarry. I am so lucky and blessed that my ds was born healthy and is still healthy...but like I said and everyone else has said your baby should be fine and just let the doc know of the medications you were taking.

Titia Due July 29; 3 kids; Kansas 6267 posts
14th Feb '10

Also, your baby exists on its own...the placenta doesn't form until later, so there's no transfer between you and baby. Just mother nature's way of protecting the little one before you know it's there! Good luck...you should be fine! :)