Hyperemesis is a severe type of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Although many pregnant women have morning sickness, for some, it’s much more intense. There is no cure for hyperemesis, but it's temporary, and there are ways to manage it.
Overview and SymptomsUnlike morning sickness that’s associated with the first trimester of pregnancy, hyperemesis usually lasts longer. The cause is unknown, but it’s believed to be a result of a rise in hormone levels. With hyperemesis, persistent vomiting, dizziness and weakness may keep you from your normal activities. This can also lead to problems such as dehydration and weight loss. Symptoms usually get better by the 20th week, but not always.
Treatment at BIDMC
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