Thank you again for continuing to look into this for me. I appreciate it!
2/8/09 4:26 P
Sorry for my confusion. I checked the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database and found this on ginger used during pregnancy:
It is possibly safe and one should check with the physician before using. It appears that several studies show it to be safe when used in medicinal amounts during pregnancy, HOWEVER, there is controversy for one study did show an affect on fetal sex hormones.
Check with your doctor. Hope this helps-- Becky, Your BF Registered Dietitian
2/8/09 3:48 P
Thanks for the responses. The safefetus site does not have the gravol I have listed... the one I have has nothing but Ginger as an active ingredient. I have tried before to make ginger tea which helped a bit but not like this chewable did - literally within seconds (before I finshied chewing it) I felt like myself again, and the relief from nausea lasted about five hours. I have checked another Canadian site called motherrisk (site is run by Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto) which said the Gravol ginger chewables are safe as long as you limit them to two per day. I have my first pre-natal on Thursday this week so will check with the doc to see what they think.
Thanks again! From Bronagh
2/7/09 8:24 P
Cut and paste this link to go to SAFE FETUS where you can research the safety of drugs and pregnancy.
I found Gravol, also called dimenhydrinate, used as an anitnausea/antivomiting medication. (I think this is what you are referring to??) You will see that it is categorized as a Level B.
I suggest that you talk to your doctor before using any supplment, drug, or over the counter drug. Also talk about usage and amounts.
Hope this helps-
Becky, Your BF dietitian
2/7/09 4:39 P
I have all day nausea and will continue to have this for another three to four weeks if pregnancy #1 is any predictor. I took one Ginger Gravol chewable today and the relief was instant! I have not felt this good in weeks. I bought these because the pharmacist said Gravol is safe. I read the back of the package and it says it is not. Does anyone have any advice/information on this? I really want to have a nother one because that ol' feeling is coming back and it is really hard to function, but of course will not take something unsafe for baby #2!
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions/advice, from Bronagh
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