|I'm sick all day, everyday. I'm unable to keep any food down. I've tried eating smaller meals, ginger, lemons--everything that's recommended--but nothing works. What should I do?|
|About half of all pregnant women experience "morning sickness," also known as pregnancy sickness. For most women, morning sickness is a mild condition that doesn’t pose risks to babies. However, a severe and serious form of pregnancy sickness, known as Hyperemesis gravidarum, can pose health risks to both mother and baby.
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The severe nausea and violent vomiting prevent the body from retaining and utilizing both food and fluids. Some common concerns associated with untreated hyperemesis include:
The article More Than Morning Sickness: What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? provides more specific information that about the condition. If your pregnancy sickness worsens, contact your health-care provider.
Tanya Jolliffe, Babyfit healthy eating expert