THALIDOMIDE for Morning Sickness

I suffered from morning sickness. Badly.

With one child gingernut biscuits helped. With the second it was apples.

Much like Ariadne Oliver in Agatha Christie, I ate apples out of the wazoo.

My boys’ grandmother suffered too. She was offered a new drug called Thalomid that eased morning sickness. She refused. Thanks but NO THANKS, Doc!

In the 1950s and 1960s, thalidomide was used to treat morning sickness during pregnancy. But it was found to cause disabilities in the babies born to those taking the drug. Now, decades later, thalidomide (Thalomid) is being used to treat a skin condition and cancer.

BTW : She told me this IRL. To my face when I was pregnant and very nauseous. Not via a computer etc.

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