NyQuil may sound like just the ticket if you’re dealing with stuffy sinuses, a runny nose, or a lingering cough, but it may not be safe to take if you’re pregnant. NyQuil 3 comes in many forms, and some include ingredients that aren’t safe for pregnancy (phenylephrine and ethanol).
Phenylephrine 1 is a decongestant that can make your blood vessels tighten up and lower the amount of oxygen your baby gets. Ethanol 2 is a type of alcohol that helps NyQuil ingredients mix together well. Both of these can harm your baby.
If you’re miserable with cold symptoms, let your healthcare provider know and see what they can recommend for you.