A New Cure for Morning Sickness?

A promising study from researchers in Israel and Canada reveals that a prescription drug used for heartburn may actually aid women who experience morning sickness. As of now, there is no cure for morning sickness, as doctors are reluctant to give women medication that may affect their developing fetuses.

Time.com reported on the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which found that the medication metoclopramide (not currently approved in the U.S. by the FDA for morning sickness), helps pregnant women with symptoms like nausea and won’t increase risk of harm to their babies.

Metoclopramide is used in Europe and overseas to aid in morning sickness. Results from the study, which included 3,500 babies in Israel, found that in mothers who used the drug, the rates of congenital birth defects were no higher than usual.

Dr. Gideon Koren, director at the University of Toronto, tells Time.com, “I do think the FDA should look at it as a treatment for morning sickness.”

Learn more on morning sickness and metoclopramide here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090612/hl_time/08599190394400

0
No votes yet
 

2 comments

By RebekahTanaka on 06/16/13 at 10:54 pm

I also recommend the PREGNANCY MIRACLE GUIDE as a WONDERFUL pregnancy/women's health resource!

Sign in to leave a comment!

Today on JustMommies

The Swaddling Debate: Is Swaddling Dangerous?

To swaddle, or not to swaddle? There is mixed advice out there among parents and childcare experts.

Have You Heard of the Switch Witch?

For most kids, Halloween means crazy, massive piles of candy. For most moms, it means trying to decide how to bribe kids out of eating it all at once.

P

From the Message Boards

Due Date Club of November 2014

Aria Claire's birth story

Aria Claire Sheffer birth story On Tuesday October 14,2014 I was scheduled for my weekly ultrasound...

Baby Names

Feminine feel?

I've read that these names work well on females because of the 'feminine feel' and possible nns. Tho...

Baby Names

WDYT of Brielle

I am loving this name at the moment. I think it is so pretty. What are your thoughts?...

**NEW** September 2014 Playroom

Sick

I have had a fever all night last night and today. A family friend came over sick and didn't tell me...

Baby Names

Suggestions please...

SO really likes the names Mason and Tate. I like Mason but it's too popular for my personal preferen...

» Check out the friendliest message board for moms and moms-to-be!