Posted by Debbie on November 27, 2003 at 08:40:54:
In Reply to: Re: One more thing. posted by Steve on November 26, 2003 at 23:11:23:
Here is one more thing I thought of. It didn't work for me, but I tried it. Has anyone told you about Jolly Ranchers - many pregnant women who have severe nausea say that Jolly Ranchers help to alleviate it, and it was one of the first things my ob suggested to me. I know she probably cant even fathom eating one of those things, I know I couldn't but its something with the sourness of them that soothes the stomach or something like that.
Ialso wanted to say that I do think that many people question as to whether or not their next pregnancy was a good idea when they are suffering so miserably and then start to think about what the future MIGHT hold. Everything is probably going thru both of your heads AND alot of it is probably based on your first experience (ie. sleeping) It is really not bad, it is just going to be "different", again, only because you have someone else in your family. And the birth of your second child will be another most joyus occasion in both of your lives. In fact, once her nausea goes away, you will both begin to enjoy her pregnancy again, just like her first one. I'm no expert, but I do have more than one child and I know you find your special times and joys with each of them because they are different.
Anyways......about the Phenergan or the Zofran (prescription drugs), every drug carries a risk, including the OTC's, but sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks. If there was evidence that these medications (which Zofran is given to cancer patients to help them with chemotherapy nausea, and Phenergan is given to infants themselves) caused birth defects, with the way medical malpractice and all the dr.'s isues that are happening on the east coast now, no one would be prescribing them, if you ask around, it's more the norm now than not. It is a Category B drug - so are antibiotics, and everything over the counter.
I really suggest if she is having a hard time, consider discussing it with her ob.
Have a great day.
: Yeah, we're doing that. My mother-in-law takes care of Hannah while Mrs. Steve is at her part-time job during the day, and MIL has been coming over earlier and staying later. She's been a gigantic help. I think we're just getting frustrated at the whole thing and questioning whether this pregnancy was a good idea.