Zofran in early pregnancy

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Is zofran safe to rake during pregnancy? I've read some stories and some say it's not and can cause heart defects is this true?
I took it both my last pregnancy and this one, both in first trimester. I have had severe morning sickness...or all day sickness, wasn't keeping anything down at all. Sometimes you have to weigh the benifits over the risks. I was losing weight and am small to begin with, and it came down to what was going to be best for baby. I was lucky if I could kerp water down for 5 minutes before it came back up...so I had to do something.
When I was nauseated early in pregnancy, I didn't know about zofran, I took (OTC) motion sickness tablets, and b-vitamin supplements and both methods helped. When I saw those ads about the lawsuits I was happy I hadn't taken zofran.
Not to scare anyone at all but I just saw an ad stating that if you took Zofran during your pregnancy and your baby was born with a birth defect like heart problems or cleft palate/lip, then you may be eligible for compensation. This is just a informational post for any mommies who may be taking Zofran and also for mommies who took Zofran and gave birth to a baby with any defects.
Each country also has different regulations and safeguards regarding drugs and pregnancy and that is why in one country something is barred and in others it is not. They cannnot state caterogorically that the drug has no issues however many doctors believe that it is because of the effect of HG rather than Zofran itself. But some countries will input their own safeguard measures depending on their laws.
I was soo sick before I started taking it, like leaving work early and calling in sick for 2 days at a time with nausea and vomiting. I hope it works for you.
I wouldn't just because if for some reason they test your or the baby and you smoked late in pregnancy, it would show up. I don't oppose smoking weed but I wouldn't just because I had a m/s last year and I smoked to make myself eat, don't think they were related by any means, just makes me paranoid. lol I ate spearmints to control my nausea, or talk to your doctor and they should give you meds for it, mine gave me some, never ended up having to take them, long story.
The only issue with using Zofran is that it causes constipation, which is already a problem for most of us. So just increase your water intake and maybe add prune juice if you notice constipation starting.
If you were prescribed it at very very early in the pregnancy while the baby isn't even developed yet, then while baby is developing maybe it could develop a cleft lip as well while take zofran.(this is just my reasoning for it) If you have had a 3d sono and got to see baby's face and the tech didn't seem considered then I wouldn't worry. I had a 3d sonogram at 18 weeks, 16 weeks gestation and my baby doesn't have a cleft lip and I have been taking zofran since my 10th week of pregnancy.
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i have used zofran in both my pregnancies, and i understand your worry. i lost 3 and 1/2 stone in 1st 15weeks i was so bad didnt leave hospital till 22weeks! the staff on the ward were desperate to help me that they called in a hypnotist. so in the end i had 2 very healthy babies and lived to tell the tale, zofran was a last resort and was the only medication that enabled me to tolerate any water or food only down side was terrible constipation, good luck!
So I am early on in my pregnancy in the second trimester. I know there is bad nausea but I have not kept anything down at all today and not much yesterday. I'm constantly nauseous if it's normal then it's fine just kinda concerned if I should contact the nurse at my obgyn and see if there's something for nausea they can prescribe me.
Which complementary therapies could help? Choose a complementary practitioner who is trained and experienced in treating women in early pregnancy. Osteopathy and chiropractic can be effective, especially if you have had any problems with your joints or posture in the past. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy may relax you, but the smell of the oils may make your nausea worse.
im almost 19 weeks and it hasnt gone away!! i have to take zofran or else i wont be able to eat or keep anything in my tummy.. plus massive headaches, a couple of visits to the hospital, an infection and not to metion i am now on bed rest.. :/ to put the cherry on top, im sick and its hot as hell!
It has been pretty rough week for me and I have to went. I am starting to get more and more frustrated in my pregnancy as I am in my 9th week and I am sick as a dog. My Dr. put me on Zofran after she diagnosed me with HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarium), but even that does not always help. I was up last night puking my brains out until 1:30am and continued this morning again 3 times. The peek was when I got to down town and as I was approaching the intersection, I started puking again.
This is my second pregnancy since August of 2006 (I lost my first one at 4.5 months in December 2006) and I must say, when they say all pregnancies are different, they in fact are surely right! With my first baby, I didn't even know I was pregnant until I was over 3 months because I have PCOS and I hadn't had a period in 2 years. I went in for an ovarian ultrasound, and my doctor found a baby.
The yellow is because there's nothing in your system. When i got sick in the very early mornings, before i ate, it'd be almost neon yellow.
Congrats on your pregnancy, little piggy! I'm a 2-time IVFer and just wanted to chime in and say that I don't believe bedrest / days of rest post transfer is actually necessary to get pregnant (my clinic has monitored the research and says there's no conclusive evidence that it makes a difference). But my philosophy is: it can't hurt, so if you can lie back and relax after the transfer, do it! On the other hand, if you can't for some reason, don't stress about it...
Now, given that your endometrium is most definately not normal, I am sure they will follow you very closely for signs that the pregnancy is developing normally. The growth of the fetus, in particular, will be closely followed and you will be watched carefully for signs of preterm labor and/or placental abruption or abnormal placental implantation. It is a wonderful thing that you are seeing a high risk obstetrician.
I didn't start increasing in weight until about 22 weeks. In fact, in the beginning of my pregnancy I lost about 5 pounds. My doctor said that you can take flintstones vitamins instead of prenatals but that you want to double the dose (so two a day). Unfortunently I have never tried a liquid vitamin.
My boy vs girl pregnancy has been polar opposite, my son I got sick in my 2nd trimester, I was always crampy, gained a ton of weight, very, very tired, this baby I haven't felt anything but heartburn! I agree with boy24, I don't think it means anything, all pregnancies are different, but mine were very opposite!
I am 27 almost 28 and I have Chiari 1 Malformation. I am also pregnant. This is my second pregnancy. With the first one I did not know I had Chiari. So i had a very rough pregnancy. I was sick the whole time, I couldnt eat, and I was leaking amniotic fluid. (sorry I can t spell.) They had to induce my labor and it was awful. But I had a healthy baby boy. I had my son naturaly and after he was born I got worse.
( however I had hypermesis up until a week ago (im 16 weeks) even with zofran am still nauseous. My thyroid has to be closely monitored the whole pregnancy & my last scan they were worried my placenta wasn't going to move from my cervix. Then (sorry tmi) but I'm so constipated it's painful & I don't want to eat, I've been getting migraines constantly & now sciatica has started. We have a 1 & a half year old so I'm exhausted by lunch time everyday.
this is pretty intresting i just was on heparin for my last pregnancy and i delivered my daughter at 32 weeks...my water broke early and 3 days later she was born...she was in nicu for 15 days but today she is healthy and happy im not aware of any dangers to the baby while taking heparin...
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