Severe Morning Sickness

Every pregnancy is unique. All have their ups and downs, yet some are considered “easy pregnancies” with few unforeseen difficulties, and some are considered “difficult pregnancies” with various complications. On of the lesser know complications experience in a challenging pregnancy by many women is severe morning sickness. Severe morning sickness is extremely unpleasant and could be potentially threatening to the health of the mother and child if gone untreated.

All women experience morning sickness, yet for most if is a manageable if unpleasant sensation of nausea and vomiting experienced most often in the mornings (but can be experienced at any time of day) that peaks around the ninth week of pregnancy and then subsides. Severe morning sickness occurs for longer and far more severely, to the point where the mother has difficulty retaining the nutrients she needs for herself and her child. This can result in severe dehydration and weight loss. This is potentially harmful condition and women who experience it should consult their doctors about treatment as soon as possible.

However, not all treatment is a viable solution to this problem- some nausea medications have significant side effects which can be harmful if taken while pregnant. For example, according to the website of Williams Kherkher, the drug Zofran, which was prescribed to treat morning sickness, has been linked to birth defects such as congenital heart defects, cleft lip, and cleft palate. If you are experiencing severe morning sickness and are seeking medication to treat it, it important to be aware of all of the potential side effects of the medication you use, so as to best consider the health of you and your child. If you were prescribed Zofran while pregnant and your child has any of the above birth defects, you may be entitled to certain damages.