Enjoy this infographic summarizing medications that you do not swallow that can be taken at home. I intentionally left out any medications that require a needle, but keep in mind ondansetron (Zofran) and metoclopramide (Reglan) pumps as other home options which have worked wonders for many HG moms. The key is finding a treatment regimen […]
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This blog is based on an Instagram Live that Kimber McGibbon, RN and Co-founder of the HER Foundation, did on December 20, 2020. Festive times for others can be the most difficult times for an HG moms. Here are our suggestions to help survive holidays and other celebratory events. Kimber and Danielle’s Instagram conversation from […]
Updated April 10, 2021 At least once per day, I get a cry for help from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) sufferers about how to relieve constipation during pregnancy, often due to a side effect from taking ondansetron (Zofran). Being in an almost constant state of dehydration as a result of HG will itself lead to constipation. […]
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Disclaimer: This information is presented as a reference only and should not be construed as medical advice. It is assumed by the author that you are under the care of a licensed physician and that before performing any of the techniques described herein that discussion has occurred as to the appropriateness of these methodologies in […]
My heart went out to this pregnant woman in our ER, getting her IV in place, and I wanted her to know she’s not alone.
***Updated May 1, 2021 With all the advances in “modern medicine”, what is known about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) correlates to being in the dark ages. I am hoping that the young science of pharmacogenetics, the study of how the body’s genetic variation determines the response to medications, including vitamins, may give us some clues. One […]
Originally published on May 20, 2020. http://www.farmakology.com/issues/farmakology-newsletter-issue-46-250421 I wrote this article for an international newsletter whose subscribers are pharmacists to present ideas on how to support women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. So many women I meet either had severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy or knows someone who did, yet there are still so many people […]
Throughout human history, different cultures used their senses to try and utilize the concept of “mind over matter”, or influencing our mind for the greater good of our body. These senses are touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. It is common knowledge among those with Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) ranging from mild morning […]
Find Your Voice and Raise It May 15, 2020, will mark the 3rd annual International Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day. Events are being planned around the world to increase awareness and support, because while we know that this is not just morning sickness, the rest of the population needs to know too. This year’s theme is […]
I encourage hyperemesis gravidarum patients to discuss the possible use of granisetron with their doctors and reach out to the manufacturer to find out where and how to get it, if their insurance does not cover it, or if their local pharmacy does not carry it.