Hi mommies, so my first trimester I had terrible nausea every day and lost a total of 15-20lbs. I ended up going to urgent care out of fear that I was dehydrated. Thankfully I wasn't dehydrated but the doctor did prescribe me Zofran which is known to treat nausea. I notified my OB the next day and she didn't seem concerned. Like with most medications the doctor did tell me that zofran could cause birth defects. I started taking it at 13 weeks and since then I have taken it a total of 5 or 6 times. I'm currently around 19 weeks and not taking it anymore as my nausea has gotten much better and I am finally able to eat.
One of my friends whom is also pregnant made a post on Face Book stating that she was experiencing nausea. I responded by saying that zofran helped me deal with nausea. Then all of a sudden all these comments showed up from people I don't really know. One girl was like "oh their not even suppose to prescribe zofran because it was recalled it gives baby birth defects and she goes on to say it gave her friend's baby a cleft lip. I know the birth defects but I also know a lot of woman that told me they took zofran well pregnant and had healthy babies. I haven't became dependent on the medication because I knew the risks. Why would a OB prescribe it if it wasn't alright when not consumed all the time?
This bothered me a little, a couple of the moms to be that commented on my post are smokers. I was thinking well smoking while pregnant can give your baby birth defects also. Idk I guess I just wanted to hear what you other moms thought about zofran. Did you ever take it and what is your experience with it?