For some women, morning sickness is a bother that will resolve itself early in the second trimester. But, for other women, it sickness is a threatening condition which can only be treated by morning sickness medication.
Only you and your doctor can come to the best conclusion as to whether or not you need some morning sickness medication. Study the drugs the best you can so you can be fully prepared for any reaction that might occur. The best way to know which one you should choose is to know everything possible about each drug.
But, in the end, you have to make the best decision for you and your baby – not the nosy neighbor who thinks that you are a terrible ProBiology Gut person if you don’t go herbal for everything!
Let’s take a look at the medications that are available to pregnant women:
I found several places where Unisom was suggested to help ease morning sickness. Here’s the low-down on it:
Doxylamine Succinate (Unisom) – it is a sedating antihistamine used as a short-term sedative. It is usually taken with B6 when used for morning sickness. A form of this combination was used up until the 80’s under the name Bendectin.
Safety in Pregnancy – generally considered safe in pregnancy but use at your own risk.
Possible Side Effects – dry mouth; if overdosed, can cause insomnia, dilated pupils, hallucinations, seizures
Dosage Form – pill