Help With Safe Use of GI Meds in Pregnant Patients
Three out of every four pregnant women will have a GI issue...nausea and vomiting, heartburn, constipation, etc.
Nondrug options should be tried first. For example, eating small, frequent meals or wearing acupressure bands (Sea-Band, etc) can help ease nausea and vomiting...avoiding spicy foods can help with heartburn...and increasing fluid and fibre intake can help with constipation.
But if symptoms persist, pregnant women may try certain meds.