Sepsis Awareness Month

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sepsis is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Hyperemesis Gravidarum significantly increases risk of sepsis because of reduced immune function, invasive procedures, and urinary tract infections. If you suspect sepsis, get immediate care. Every hour matters. Sepsis is when the body’s response to…

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We all love a happy ending: update from Rachel

We did it! My daughter, Dakota Aoibhinn, and I survived Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She is a thriving, smiley, giggly four month old, and we couldn’t be more in love with her.  My husband and I had always wanted a big family, but the thought of surviving another HG pregnancy sends waves of nausea through my body…

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World Preeclampsia Day

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is characterized by severe and persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Even though not well understood, there are some signs that there is a relationship between HG and preeclampsia. Women with one are more likely to have the other. In one study in England, researchers found that women with HG were slightly…

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