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The Kick Pregnancy Podcast

Jul 1, 2021

Nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy is pretty common, which doesn’t make it any less yucky, 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.