What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?
While hyperemesis gravidarum is rarely harmful for a growing fetus, it can cause dehydration, which is dangerous for mom.
By now, the entire world knows that Kate Middleton—officially, Catherine, Duchhess of Cambridge—is expecting her second child. We have also heard about the severe form of morning sickness from which she is suffering, again. Indeed, hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious condition that can make life for a pregnant woman very difficult. If left untreated, it may even put her health in jeopardy.
“This is a severe form of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy,” says Dr. David Ghausi, an OB-GYN at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Typically, a sufferer will vomit at least three times a day and may not be abl...