One of the many challenges of women suffering from nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is that they are not able to keep down their prenatal vitamins. Lacking these vitamins, which are necessary for the health of the mom and development of the baby, in turn leads the mom to worry that she is already not […]
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***Disclaimer*** The following article is for information only and not to be taken as medical advice. Consult your doctor before trying any products discussed, as there are potential dangerous risks to everything ingested or absorbed during pregnancy. Some challenges with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, from Morning Sickness (MS) to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is that […]
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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.
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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 […]
Updated November 12, 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. […]
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.