Squelching Morning Sickness

Morning sickness. The two words bring nauseating memories to almost every mom. However, a prescription anti-nausea medication appears to be a safe and effective treatment according to a huge study.  

More than 40,000 pregnant women used the drug, which is sold in the us under the brandname Reglan. Not only was the drug effective, none of the women faced any increased risk of birth defects or miscarriage.

More than half of pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting, usually early in their pregnancy. Most women deal with these symptoms with little treatment, but about 10 to 15 percent eventually require medication, because they face more serious complications such as dehydration or weight loss.

The results of this study are encouraging, but remember—every mother’s health is different. Take this advice cautiously. The remedy may work for some moms, but not for others.

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