Duchesnay USA and Jana Kramer to Raise Awareness about Safe and Effective Morning Sickness Treatment
Duchesnay USA, a specialty pharmaceutical company with a long standing commitment to women’s health and to the health of their family members at every stage of life, is proud to be partnering with Academy of Country Music Award-winning artist and actress, Jana Kramer, to raise awareness about a safe and effective morning sickness treatment.
Jana Kramer is one of country music’s brightest stars and is known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. This new mom is a woman of many talents. Last year, she spent months on the road touring and promoting her new album, Thirty One, and her single, I Got the Boy, all while pregnant and silently suffering from morning sickness.
“Going on tour pregnant with all day “morning” sickness was no easy feat. It was a struggle to keep my energy and spirits up and my lunch down while powering through performances, photoshoots and interviews. Morning sickness is no joke and trying to hide it with a smile while walking the red carpet or hitting those notes on stage was even harder!” said Jana. “I loved being pregnant, but my morning sickness made that very challenging.”
Jana was among the estimated 70 to 85% of pregnant women who experience morning sickness. Approximately 3.4 of the 4 million pregnant women in the U.S. are affected by morning sickness symptoms each year. Symptoms can start as early as 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy, which is usually prior to the first prenatal appointment. Morning sickness is a real medical condition that requires appropriate treatment, since delaying treatment can make symptoms worse.
“Thankfully, I finally found relief after trying countless home remedies, including diet and lifestyle changes. I talked to my doctor about 9 weeks into my pregnancy and he told me about Diclegis. It helped me manage my symptoms and begin to enjoy my pregnancy journey. I am so excited to be working with Duchesnay USA and helping to empower women by letting them know that they don’t have to suffer in silence! There is help available, so talk to your doctor. It can make all the difference,” advises Jana.
Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) is the only FDA approved and Pregnancy Category A prescription medication for morning sickness after diet and lifestyle changes have failed. Diclegis has not been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. The most common side effect of Diclegis is drowsiness.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jana Kramer to the Duchesnay USA family and look forward to connecting with her fans and empowering women across the country to speak to their healthcare providers about Diclegis, a safe and effective treatment for morning sickness for women whose symptoms are not adequately controlled by diet and lifestyle changes,” stated Dean Hopkins, Duchesnay USA’s General Manager.