Do I Have Hyperemesis Gravidarum?
Hyperemesis gravidarum is not morning sickness.
HG, as it is commonly referred to, is extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting that can lead to dehydration.
If you are experiencing HG, know that what you are experiencing is real, extremely difficult, and you are not alone.
Here you can see the difference between morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum.
|Morning Sickness||Hyperemesis Gravidarum:|
|Nausea sometimes accompanied by vomiting||Nausea accompanied by severe vomiting|
|Nausea that subsides at 12 weeks or soon after||Nausea that does not subside|
|Vomiting that does not cause severe dehydration||Vomiting that causes severe dehydration|
|Vomiting that allows you to keep some food down||Vomiting that does not allow you to keep any food down|
Here is a helpful resource for those experiencing the symptoms of HG.
Dehydration and Seeking Medical Assistance
Dehydration due to hyperemesis gravidarum can be serious! If you believe you may have hyperemesis gravidarum you should talk to your care provider immediately.
However, in regards to morning sickness, dehydration can still be a problem, and morning sickness can likewise be aggravated by dehydration. A vicious cycle.
Make sure you’re drinking enough water for pregnancy!
If you are vomiting and you haven’t kept food or liquids down in the past 12 hours, you are likely dehydrated.
Please do not try to be a hero and “tough it out”. There is no shame in calling your care provider and getting an IV for fluids.
|According to the March of Dimes call your health care provider if:
· Your morning sickness continues into your 4th month of pregnancy.
Sometimes getting fluids into your body and bypassing your digestive system in the process (such as via an IV) can help calm nausea and vomiting long enough to eat a small meal, and start keeping fluids down. This can make a world of difference.
Dehydration and nausea due to morning sickness is not a place you want to be. Drink, drink, drink.
*Please remember: If you have tried lots and lots of remedies but still can’t keep anything down, don’t hesitate to seek out the assistance of your care provider. That’s what they are there for!
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Tuesday 4th of February 2020
I HAVE A NEICE THAT 8 WEEKS AND SHE IS SCARED OF LOSSING HER JOB. SHE JUST MOVED TO AUSTIN, TEXAS AND SHE IS WAITING FOR HER MEDICADE HASN'T BEEN GRANTED SHE HAS BEEN TO THE ER 4 TIMES. I WOILD LIKE TO WHAT CAN SHE DO IF SHE HAS TRIED EVERYTHING.
Lauren @ Simply-well-balanced
Friday 18th of May 2018
I had HG with both pregnancies. I lost over 13 lbs ( only 115 to start). No one would take it seriously. I am so glad there is more awareness being brought to this condition.
Sunday 4th of February 2018
I cannot believe the lack of support from the medical community where we live on the subject oh HG. I am caring for my daughter who is 11 weeks it took five ER visits to get any relief. She at one point wanted to terminate this pregnancy to get relief because it was so bad. Doctors telling us to get sea bands and ginger ale. Finally when her eloctrolites were effected they prescribed zofran. The medical community is who need to be better educated on this. This has been a terrible month and hopefully it can only get better.
Wednesday 13th of March 2019
Ask her doctor about the pill Bonjesta..I’m 6 months now,I suffered with HG both of my pregnancies before this.I also suffered with it my 1st trimester going into my 2nd.Until I was introduced to Bonjesta & a acid reflux pill...
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Saturday 17th of December 2016
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Tuesday 15th of November 2016
I'm experiencing HG right now. Thank you all for bringing awarness to it. It's so hard to deal with and I have nobody to relate too.
Friday 29th of December 2017
You’re not alone, I have it too and I’m 13 weeks 4 days pregnant. I am spitting every minutes and carrying a cup everywhere. Thanks for sharing!