WHAT IS HYMEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM?
Severe nausea and vomiting in a pregnant woman, causing dehydration and drastic changes in body chemistry that has a harmful effect on the health of both the mother and the fetus.
This is different and much more serious than morning sickness during pregnancy. Approximately 0.35% of pregnant women are effected by this condition.
Signs and Symptoms
Vomiting, first of mucus, then of bile and finally of blood.
Failure to gain weight, or weight loss to less than pre-pregnancy weight
Pale, dry and sometimes yellow skin.
Headache, confusion or lethargy.
Miscarriage or damage to the fetus.
Death of the mother.
Gall Bladder complications
Usually curable with treatment. Termination of pregnancy may be required in case symptoms don't improve inspite of treatment.