I’ve never experienced allergies before, but this year’s kafunsho (3 month cedar pollen season) practically knocked me off my feet. It’s been awful, but I read this today on Babycenter and felt a little bit of hope for next year!
Believe it or not, it’s pretty common to have a runny or stuffed-up nose during pregnancy. About 20 to 30 percent of pregnant women have congestion without having allergies or a viral infection like the common cold. This condition even has a name: rhinitis of pregnancy. It can start as early as your second month and last until you have your baby or even a few weeks afterward. Pregnancy can make your allergies worse or cause you to be sensitive to allergens and other irritants that never bothered you before.