Levels of Severity for Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) as a disease manifests itself in different levels of severity and is not the same for every woman. Understanding the range of different experiences helps with understanding what HG is. Regardless of whether HG is mild, moderate, or severe, the mother is miserable and misses out on the joy of a healthy pregnancy.

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What are the best medications to treat Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

What is the best treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum? How do you treat hyperemesis at home What is the first line treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum? What are the drugs of choice for hyperemesis gravidarum?

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Why is thiamin (B1) important for HG patients?

Thiamin (or thiamine) is another name for vitamin B1. It is a water-soluble, nontoxic B vitamin that is depleted within 2 weeks of not eating normally. Potentially life-threatening complications can develop for mom and baby if depleted.

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HG Impact: choose your words carefully

Hospitalized with a central line, TPN feeding tubes, and multiple medications at 4 weeks, the damage had begun. Four specialists said her liver would fail if she continued her pregnancy, she terminated her much wanted IV pregnancy.

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2022 HG Challenge to Educate

We invite our community to take Provider Packets of resources to a hospital, clinic, or practice with your personal story and passion will make a difference.

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Aijia Grammer in hospital bed for treatment

What is HG?

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) does not look the same for every patient. Learn about the severity levels.

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Dr. Fejzo is featured in Inverse

Dr. Marlena Fejzo, geneticist and HER’s Research Advisor and member of the Board of Directors, was featured in the Inverse article, “When morning sickness kills: doctors have dismissed hyperemesis gravidarum for decades, but new researc could undo this harmful legacy.”

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Complications Secondary to Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is not self-limiting, and its impact can last a lifetime for mothers and their children. Until there is recognition of this fact and comprehensive, universal, effective treatment for all HG patients, every level of society will continue to face the costs of HG.

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Levels of Medication for Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Individual response to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) medication varies due to many factors including genetics and hydration. If a patient is vomiting constantly, oral dosing of medications will likely be ineffective and alternates such as sublingual, transdermal (patch/cream), subcutaneous (subQ), intravenous (IV), or other routes should be considered along with hydration.

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Show the Impact

Help the HER Foundation show HG’s impact in May. Share your photos of HG treatments and challenges, so we can educate about what hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is really like!

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