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14 weeks prego. I have hyperemesis gradivum and continue to show no improvement. Am I at risk for having a preemie baby?

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Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
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In brief: Mother's weight

Some studies found hyperemesis gravidarum to be associated w/ a small increase in premature delivery & low birthweight.
However, it seems that if a mother had a normal pre-pregnancy weight and can make up for the vomiting with enough weight gain later in pregnancy, they turn out not to be at increased risk. Work w/ your OB to control your hyperemesis gravidarum and gain a healthy amount of weight.

In brief: Mother's weight

Some studies found hyperemesis gravidarum to be associated w/ a small increase in premature delivery & low birthweight.
However, it seems that if a mother had a normal pre-pregnancy weight and can make up for the vomiting with enough weight gain later in pregnancy, they turn out not to be at increased risk. Work w/ your OB to control your hyperemesis gravidarum and gain a healthy amount of weight.
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes, plus...

Hyperemesis gravidarum can cause severe dehydration which unless fluid replacement is done can cause water and elecrolyte imbalances.
Prematurity or even pregnancy loss can occur.

In brief: Yes, plus...

Hyperemesis gravidarum can cause severe dehydration which unless fluid replacement is done can cause water and elecrolyte imbalances.
Prematurity or even pregnancy loss can occur.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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