- Posted April 12, 2010 by
New York CIty, New York
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Do you swear by your Neti Pot?
The Neti Pot helped me breathe during my pregnancy!
My mom had used a Neti Pot for for years and I always thought it was disgusting! When I was pregnant, my sinuses were so bad that I really could not breathe and was willing to do just about anything since I couldn't take decongestants. At first when I used the Neti Pot I almost vomited. It takes a little while to get the "technique." Additionally, my sinuses were so blocked that the water would go in one nostril and not come out the other side. I stuck with it, using the Neti Pot twice a day and after about 3 days the water did begin to trickle out the other side. In about 2 weeks I was feeling quite a bit better. I have recommended it to many friends, especially those who are suffering from sinus issues during pregnancy since this device is so benign it can be used during pregnancy and nursing. I continue to use it periodically, and especially if I am starting to feel congested. Usually within a few days I feel much better and didn't need to use any medication.