Resources for women

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If you are suffering from HG, please understand that there is nothing that you are doing or have done which has brought on these symptoms. Much like any other chronic illness or debilitating syndrome, it is purely by chance that you have found yourself in this situation. It is not yet known what causes HG, but research is currently taking place. What can be said with certainty is that you are suffering from a common problem that affects women of all personalities and ethnic backgrounds and in all types of environment.

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is an incredibly awful experience for any mother-to-be, and should not be ignored by family, friends or professionals. Hyperemesis gravidarum, the most serious form of NVP, is characterised by symptoms so severe that the mother becomes dehydrated, loses weight, and may have to be admitted to hospital. When NVP affects the quality of life of the mother to be, treatment should be considered.

This section contains helpful information that may help you to manage your symptoms. The information in this section should not be used as a substitute for medical advice and is not provided on behalf of a medical practitioner. If you are experiencing symptoms of either NVP or HG, it is important to contact a general practitioner (GP) as soon as possible. In the event of any emergency, contacting your GP and/or going to a hospital emergency department is important. Hyperemesis Gravidarum Australia will not be held responsible for any actions that you do or do not take based on this information.

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day-to-day

Strategies for getting through the day

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work + chores

Know your rights and responsibilities at work, and how to get help at home

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treatment options

Guidelines for medication to alleviate symptoms of nausea and vomiting

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mental health

Ways to stay on top of your mental health during this difficult time

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postpartum care

Support for your postpartum recovery

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leaving the house

Advice for staying sane when you have to get out and about

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diet + nutrition

Keeping on top of your hunger and hydration when you can’t eat or drink

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oral hygiene

Tips for keeping your teeth and gums healthy during a HG pregnancy

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when to seek help

A guide to when to head to your nearest ED for fluids and antiemetics