Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) happens to a small percentage of pregnant women and causes extreme and unrelenting nausea and vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids. It lasts for the entire pregnancy and is at its worst during the first 6 months. It causes dehydration, starvation, kidney damage, post-traumatic stress disorder and sometimes death. Some babies of HG women are born prematurely or have a low birth weight.

 

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