Posts Tagged ‘hyperemesis’

Chat on hyperemesis and morning sickness

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

No doubt you have heard that Kate Middleton, Dutchess of Cambridge, is pregnant. The news came as she was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum, HG. 

As many of you moms well know, 50-90% of women report some nausea and vomiting, especially in early pregnancy. But in rare cases, about 1 in 200, pregnant women develop this severe morning sickness that prevents them and their babies from getting the nutrients and water they need. HG is marked by severe nausea and vomiting accompanied by dehydration and weight loss, and women can report feeling their heart racing or lightheadedness. It’s a serious matter and must be treated and watched carefully.

Join us and Dr. Dolan this Wednesday, Dec. 5th, at 3 PM ET for a #pregnancychat on hyperemesis – who’s at risk and different treatments. Feel free to ask questions. Did you have hyperemesis? Share your experience, how you handled it, what support you got or needed.

Hyperemesis gravidarum

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Nausea and occasional vomiting, often referred to as morning sickness, are common during pregnancy and aren’t harmful to you or your baby. But if you’re vomiting often and just can’t manage to keep food or even water down, you may have a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum and that can be dangerous.

Hyperemesis occurs in about 1 in 200-300 pregnancies and is more common in young or first-time moms.  With hyperemesis, you and your baby are not getting the nutrients you need, you can easily become dehydrated, your electrolytes might get out of balance. If you’re vomiting a lot, nothing you do improves it, you lose more than two pounds, your urine turns a dark color, or you see blood in your vomit, let your provider know right away and get some help with it.  You may need hospitalization for treatment with IV fluids and antinausea meds to help you feel better and to protect you and your baby.