Sunday, June 28, 2009
Study Suggests Anti-Nausea Medication Safe for Mothers-to-Be
Although there are many symptoms that accompany pregnancy, morning sickness tends to be one of the first, and often the most unpleasant. Usually beginning between the fourth and eighth week of pregnancy, morning sickness doesn’t necessarily occur in the morning; that feeling of nausea or vomiting can happen at any time of the day, even all day for some women. No one knows exactly why it occurs, but one thing is for certain; if you have morning sickness, you want it to go away. For the fortunate ones, it can be controlled by eating crackers or another light snack before getting out of bed, and eating frequent small meals during the day, but those strategies don’t always work and many women are reluctant to use medications for fear of harming the baby. But a new study may serve to alleviate that concern and help bolster approval of an anti-nausea medication specifically for morning sickness.