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If HG continued past mid-pregnancy, did you experience complications during delivery related to your poor health such as a strained ligaments/joints, pelvic floor damage, prolonged or weak pushing, fainting, low blood pressure, low pain tolerance, forceps/assisted delivery, broken bones, nerve damage, low amniotic fluid, fetal problems due to difficult delivery, etc.?

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    More on Abnormal Gastric Emptying and its treatment.

Digestive Dysfunction

Common Problems:

  • Delayed gastric emptying
    Gastric emptying in hyperemesis gravidarum and non-dyspeptic pregnancy.
  • Constipation related to limited mobility, medications, and low-fiber diet
  • Gastric Ulcers and bleeding
  • Flora and pH imbalances (esp. if using HCL blockers)
    When stomach acid secretion is impaired, the stage is set for an increased risk of infection from organisms such as Candida or yeast and Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that is associated with chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. Further, low acid or hypochlorhydria will result in poor protein breakdown, and subsequent poor absorption of amino acids, the building blocks for many important chemical compounds and structures within the body.

Updated on: Apr. 18, 2013

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