Concern About Anti-Nausea Meds

QUESTION

Dear Midwife
Should I be concerned about taking Zofran in my third trimester? I worry about the effects on my baby.

I have been able to decrease the amount I take to 2 mg. before going to bed at night to keep me from vomiting the following day. Without the Zofran, I am unable to keep anything down.

ANSWER

Zofran is Pregnancy Category B, so it is considered safe throughout your pregnancy. Congratulations, and good luck for a great delivery.

-- Cynthia, CNM

Cynthia Flynn

Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.