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Forum > Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Treating HG
Safety of medications for hyperemesis

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-03-02

Question:
I also suffered from Severe Hyperemisis during my pregnancy with my son, I was wondering if any of the medication prescibed affect the baby in any way, I have a beautiful healthy 3year old but am very concerned about having another one and the medications affecting the baby. I was on IV the whole nine months which was basically a mix of liquid gravol and saline, i could not keep down the diclecten so that was my only option. Is there anyway this could harm the baby/ fetus?

Answer:
None of the medications you used, or that are available to treat morning sickness in pregnancy, increase the baseline rate of 1-3% for major malformations that can ocurr in every pregnancy. If you do become pregnant again and suffer from morning sickness, you may want to call our toll free helpline(1800 436-8477) and discuss all available treatments with our specially trained counselors.

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