Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Morning Sickness X’s 100)
Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES.
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a rare condition affecting 0.5–2.0% of pregnant women. Yes! A weird and hard-to-spell name that I think better called ‘living hell’. The word broken down … “hyper” = over excessive, severe, “emesis” = medical lingo for vomiting and “gravidarum” = pregnancy. Put together, the word means severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.