What is it?

Hyperemesis gravidarum is the medical term for severe vomiting during pregnancy.

What are the symptoms?

Pregnant woman who have hyperemesis gravidarum may have the following symptoms:

  • Severe and prolonged nausea.
  • Severe and prolonged vomiting.
  • Weight loss.
  • Signs and symptoms of dehydration such as dizziness and headache.

What to expect?

In addition to treatment by your antenatal health care provider you can consider trying the following things yourself:

  • Try whether eating more smaller meals divided over the day reduce your nausea.
  • Try to find out which food and drink you best tolerate.
  • For some woman using ginger, for example ginger tea, helps to reduce their nausea.

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