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.
Over the last few months, I received many questions regarding the ranitidine (Zantac) recall. Women with morning sickness and/or hyperemesis gravidarum often take ranitidine to decrease their amount of stomach acid, allowing them to feel better throughout the day. This medication does not require a prescription, which means it has met a standard of safety […]
Pregnancy is a miraculous time and an unforgettable experience. That being said, it may also be accompanied by its own set of challenges. Two of the most common issues of pregnancy are nausea/indigestion and vomiting. Most women today are looking for more natural ways to balance their bodies and manage their health. Tea is one […]
The Oldest, the Newest, and the Only FDA Approved Drug for Severe Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy In 1956, the FDA approved a medication called Bendectin for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. The same drug was known as Diclectin in Canada, Debendox in the UK and Australia and Lenotan in many other countries. It consisted […]
It never occurred to me to use CBD for HG until this week when Amy Schumer posted that it was the only thing that helped calm her suffering. https://www.bravotv.com/the-feast/amy- schumer-pregnancy-nausea-hyperemesis-cbd-the-lord-jones. The cannabidiol (CBD) insanity exploded because the US government amended the Farm Act in 2018 and changed hemp from illegal to a commodity. It […]
Today is May 15, 2019, International Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Awareness Day. That’s why. Gone are the days of suffering in silence. #hyperemesisgravidarum on social media brings up tens of thousands of photos of women looking and feeling like death is upon them. I applaud and admire these young women for putting a face to HG. […]