Doc Talk: Which nausea medications are safe during pregnancy?


So many of us have dealt with nausea — sometimes severe — during the early stages of pregnancy. (During one of my pregnancies, the nausea lasted into the 5th month!) And even royal new mothers, like Duchess Kate, have battled intense pregnancy-related nausea. It really can disrupt your ability to function during the day (and night).

Is there anything we can do about does it just come with the baby bump territory?

Thankfully, new medicines are working wonders for women with nausea during pregnancy. (My doctor prescribed Zofran, which Dr. Scally discusses in the video, and it was my miracle drug!)

Click the video “play” button below to see Dr. Nicole Scally of Mercy talk about which nausea medications are safe to use during pregnancy and the possible side effects. She also mentions a few non-prescription things you can do to calm your stomach.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Scally, call the Mercy Family Clinic at 479-338-5555. It’s located on Rife Medical Lane in Rogers, just off Interstate 540.

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