Pregnancy Can Cause Royal Sickness

December 4, 2012

While morning sickness is common in pregnancy,

hyperemesis gravidarum is rare

affecting only four in 1,000 women.

“Morning sickness,” or all-day sickness for some women, is common during pregnancy. The feeling of nausea, sensitivity to smells and the exhaustion make it hard to celebrate the coming bundle of joy.  

For some women, including Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, the sickness is extreme and can lead to hospitalization. The condition is known as hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare disorder characterized by vomiting so severe it can lead to dehydration.

Dr. Sonali Jain, OBGYN at Mercy Clinic Women’s Health in Ladue, said the rare disorder only affects approximately four people in every 1,000. For more information, check out the interview here.

 

 

 

 

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