Considering that Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is estimated to affect around 2% of pregnant women, there is a limited selection of books about this devastating disease state. While 2% may sound like a low number, based on the annual number of births in the United States each year, 2% equates to around 75,000 women. That number […]
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I see doctors who understand that women cannot swallow pills prescribe dissolvable pills, suppositories and intravenous (IV) medications while ignoring a comfortable medication route: topical patches.
I originally wrote this as a LinkedIn post, in hopes to reach the medical practitioners working with pregnant women, but I received such a tremendous response that I am sharing it here so it can be shared indefinitely. Here’s to improving care of women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum! My medical records when I was #pregnant at 8 wks, […]
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***The following perspective is of HG Pharmacist and not of any organization or association in which she is affiliated or employed. How do doctors decide what medication to prescribe to pregnant women for nausea and vomiting? After working with hundreds of women around the world suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), extreme nausea and vomiting during […]
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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 […]
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.
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.