Doctors began to see more and more cases. It turned out that a drug called thalidomide, which pregnant women were taking for morning sickness, was responsible. Magazines and newspapers ran shocking pictures of seal-limbed children, and the drug was banned in 1962. By then, 10,000 children, mostly in Europe, had been born with thalidomide-induced birth defects.
What drug are we talking about here?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Jun. 1, 2010 in Pregnancy
Answer by emslala at 8:52 PM on Jun. 1, 2010
What are you talking about? Everyone knows that the medication prescribed in the 50's and 60's was a tragic mistake that was made when doctor's prescribed a medication that simply hadn't been studied enough and they used pregnant women as Guinea pigs. Obviously this drug is not used anymore and only in very serious cases is a drug prescribed for morning sickness.
I only personally know 2 people, including myself, who have been prescribed and taken something for morning sickness. In my case I was so sick that I became extremely anemic to the point that I could hardly stand and I lost over 30 pounds in the matter of only a couple of months.
My friend who was prescribed meds was hospitalized 4 times in the first 8 weeks of her pregnancy for severe dehydration.
Both drugs have been used for years without any affects on the unborn baby.
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