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Mucinex can be taken during most pregnancies when the benefit of the drug outweighs the risks. Pregnant woman should avoid taking Mucinex-D because the decongestant in it, pseudoephedrine, can affect blood flow to the placenta, according to Baby Center.

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There are other remedies a pregnant woman can use to try to stop coughing. Sucking on hard candies and using a humidifier are two solutions that pregnant women might find useful.

Any pregnant woman who has a chronic or severe cough should contact a medical professional to determine the underlying cause of the cough. Some illnesses, such as influenza or whooping cough, can cause danger to the pregnancy.

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