Join Kimber MacGibbon, RN, and Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC, for a live Instagram discussion on nutrition during hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).
Kris M. Mogensen is a registered dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Nutrition. She is a national leader at ASPEN and specializes in managing parenteral (intravenous) and enteral (tube feeding) nutrition, malnutrition, and home infusion.
- When is nutritional therapy needed for HG?
- How can we reduce the risk of complications from intravenous therapy (IV)?
- What are the risks of nutritional therapy for HG?
- How is refeeding syndrome prevented?
- How does malnutrition affect mom and baby?
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG): a potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease that may cause malnutrition, dehydration, and debility due to severe nausea and vomiting. It can also lead to long-term health problems for mom and baby.
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SHARE THE HG FACTS
- HG, hyperemesis gravidarum, is a pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting.
- HG is not the “morning sickness” of healthy, normal pregnancies. It is a distinct diagnosis marked by severe and relentless symptoms that pose significant risks to the health of both mother and baby. Over 1/3rd of HG babies do not make it to term.
- HG babies are at increased risk for low birth weight, small size for gestational age, and preterm birth. In utero, exposure to HG is linked to a 3.6-fold increased risk of emotional/behavioral & developmental disorders.
- Nearly 20% of HG pregnancies are lost to therapeutic terminations, citing “no hope for relief.” Current treatments are not adequate to prevent the termination of these planned, wanted pregnancies.
- Mothers with HG’s most severe forms can experience pneumothorax, organ rupture, retinal detachment and blindness, eardrum and jaw damage, rib fractures, esophageal tears, the neurological syndrome Wernicke’s encephalopathy, or even death.
- 18% of women report complete post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) criteria following an HG pregnancy. More than half of mothers have post-traumatic stress symptoms.
- In 2009, inpatient treatment for HG in the U.S. cost more than $250,000,000. HG is the leading cause of hospitalization in early pregnancy and is second only to preterm labor as the most common overall cause of hospitalization during pregnancy.
Learn more: HG Fact Sheet