Women suffering from morning sickness could find relief in natural remedies such as lemon and ginger tea, according to Neema Savvides, a nutritionist at the Harley Street Fertility Clinic in London. According to Savvides, the lemon acts as an anti-inflammatory and ginger also aids digestive issues in addition to quelling pregnancy-related sickness.
Many women have turned to potentially dangerous drugs to ease morning sickness issues, including the anti-nausea drug Zofran. Although it has only been approved to treat post-surgery and cancer patients, Zofran has been heavily promoted as a nausea treatment for pregnant women. Unlike teas, which are generally risk-free, Zofran has been associated with an increased risk of birth defects.
Many women have come forward alleging that they took Zofran while pregnant and gave birth to a child with birth defects, including cleft lip and cleft palate defects. Drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline now faces many Zofran lawsuits alleging that the company failed to warn doctors and patients about the increased risks of birth defects associated with Zofran.