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Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG): Preventing Pregnancy Problem?
I had hyperemesis gravidarum with my first two pregnancies and am gearing up for a third one. Is there anything I can do to prevent or minimize the effects?
Answer (Published 9/28/2010)
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. HG is worse than the familiar morning sickness nearly all women experience during the first three months of pregnancy, and can quickly lead to dehydration. Both conditions are believed to stem from rising blood levels of human chrionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is released by the placenta. Extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are more likely if you are pregnant with twins (or other multiples) or develop a rare condition involving overgrowth of tissue that is to form the placenta.
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