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Nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy is pretty common, which doesn’t make it any less stressful, but most women do start feeling better around 12 weeks. Unfortunately for some women who are diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), their experience is much more severe. We have a lot of compassion for those women battling through pregnancy.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is something that has been somewhat misunderstood and these women can be seen as someone with morning sickness who just complains a lot. We want to break that stigma today as we unpack what HG is, how it’s diagnosed, the common treatments and when it will finally end.
Dr Pat sheds some light on what happens when nausea doesn’t get under control, when hospitalisation may be necessary, how to make sure you and your baby get the nutrients you require and the importance of looking after your mental health throughout pregnancy and beyond.
If you’re battling morning sickness or even worse, HG, hang in there and make sure you visit your GP for a checkup.
[0:40]: Hyperemesis Gravidarum has been misunderstood and can be seen as someone with morning sickness but complains a lot. This is something completely different.
[1:50]: A review from a true fan who listened for 4.5 hours straight!
[3:20]: Remedies for people with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy don’t work for people with HG. The PUQE score helps quantifying the experiencing and properly diagnose
[4:48]: Approx 10% of women will be diagnosed with HG. This leads to dehydration, malnutrition can have a risk on the pregnancy, poor fetal growth and effects on mental health.
[6:45]: Making a proper diagnosis includes a urine analysis. Dehydration is a sign you’re already unwell.
[8:30]: Triggers for nausea
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[10:05]: Any side effects from anti nausea medications outweigh the effects of dehydration and other impacts of HG
[11:40]: Normal nausea systems occur between 6-12 weeks of pregnancy but effects of HG can go to 20 weeks and in some cases, carry on right up to delivery.
[12:25]: The drugs provided for patients with HG, when steroids and hospitalisation might be necessary.
[16:10]: If you’re at this level of sickness, it would be a good idea to talk to a dietitian and other allied health people such as a psychologist
[17:50]: When it might be time to consider a termination of pregnancy and work with your team to determine a good contraception plan
[19:30]: Tips and tricks to help ease nausea and vomiting
[21:17]: Continue on a multivitamin while breastfeeding to help with any nutritional deficiencies
[22:00]: The risks of postpartum depression and anxiety
The top 3 mistakes EVERYBODY makes in their pregnancy and WHY they cause you overwhelm you don’t need
Our expert tips to get the best out of your healthcare team to set you up for success
Our 4 step MAMA framework to help reduce the overwhelm
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We have 15+ years of running a busy obstetric practice, helping more than 4000 babies to enter this big beautiful world. We live and breathe babies and we are here to help you become MAMA.