Pregnancy

What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating condition suffered throughout pregnancy. It’s reported to be relatively rare, with the NHS estimating it effects between 1 and 3 pregnancies out of every 100 in the UK. Many women suffer nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that generally lasts between week four and twelve and although uncomfortable, a woman can mostly continue with her daily activities.

For women with HG, the nausea and vomiting is extreme and is likely to take over her life. The condition also lasts longer, with some women feeling better between weeks 16-20 whilst others suffer throughout all three trimesters. The video below produced by the charity Pregnancy Sickness Support provides a great overview of this severe condition:

The charity Pregnancy Sickness Support provides some really fantastic information and advice that I found particularly useful when suffering from HG. I hope this area of the blog can provide some relief to those also suffering or help those looking to support loved ones with HG with some useful tips.

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