hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy

Monday, May 03, 2010

I have a family member who has been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum (not sure of the spelling, it's a complication of pregnancy). This is excessive vomiting (much worse than regular morning sickness), losing weight, and staying dehydrated. If you or anyone you know has had this condition, will you please get in touch with me? We need support and help in any way possible. Thank you.
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    I can't help as I know nothing
    4104 days ago
    a few more tips...gatorade may help, eating bread/toast every hour or two. Sometimes reg. tea, or green tea with a little milk can help, not for everyone. Ginger tea has been said to help. I also had cream cheese on the bagel which would stick with me. Stay away from anything creamy, such as yogurt, sherbet, some people can tolerate ice cream, it depends. Shakes can help add pounds lost when the stomach has became more settled. If I think of anything else I let you know.

    4104 days ago
    Kat, I had almost the same thing, for one, you have to try to find things that she might be able to keep down, and eat as often as every hour, the stomach can not get empty. For me I found I could stomach a chocolate chip bagel every am, but I was still throwing up 10-12 times a days, even in labor. But if you can get a little nutrition in, iv therapy, meds??? I hope something will help. emoticon emoticon Inga
    4104 days ago
    I will do the only thing that I can think of, pray.
    4104 days ago
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    I have seen this condition a lot. If I can provide you with any information, please feel free to SparkMail me. It can be a real problem, but there are some fairly good ways to manage it.
    4104 days ago
    Sorry to hear about that Kat, I never heard of it and my thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family. Good luck. emoticon
    4104 days ago
    Thinking of all of you Kat. Hope that you can find someone to help.
    4104 days ago
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