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Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy -Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Have you ever felt extreme morning sickness in pregnancy?  

Severe nausea and vomiting is known as hyperemesis gravidarum. Pregnant women who experience this have difficulty eating and drinking, managing everyday life skills and experience emotional health challenges. Without treatment, this can lead to dehydration, weight loss, anxiety and depression as well as other serious complications. 
It is more than ‘morning sickness’. Did you know that it is the most common reason a pregnant woman is hospitalised in early pregnancy. Many are unaware of the impact of hyperemesis gravidarumon pregnant women, their babies and families. It can be debilitating, isolating and scary.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Please ask questions at your next pregnancy visit, if you feel unsure or need more information. We aim to provide and enable access to consistent, integrated and continuous care for all women that is culturally appropriate, supportive and respectful.

Last updated: 11 July 2022
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