I'm four months pregnant and suffering from a cold with coughing and a sore throat. The doctor does not recommend taking any medications because it might affect the baby. I'm doing salt water gargling and drinking lots of tea with lemon and honey. I have to be careful about everything I eat and drink and make sure it won't endanger the baby's health. The doctor said some pain relievers are safe for me, but I'm still scared about taking them. I think gargling with salt water is the best sore throat treatment when you're pregnant. My throat already feels better and I'm not worried about whether it's safe.