Genetics

Researchers identify gene mutations linked to pregnancy sickness

Most women experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, but a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which affects up to 2% of pregnant women, causes nausea and vomiting so severe that it can lead to starvation, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pregnant Aussie mums denied nausea and vomiting medications

Pregnant Aussie mums are being denied access to medications that treat severe nausea and vomiting by pharmacists and medical practitioners because of misleading labels and a lack of awareness about clinical guidelines.

Autism spectrum disorders

Severe morning sickness associated with higher risk of autism

Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum—a severe form of a morning sickness—during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to Kaiser Permanente research published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Largest study of sickness in pregnancy launches

Women with severe sickness during pregnancy are being invited to join the largest study of the condition in Europe, led by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q&A: Home remedies may help prevent morning sickness

Dear Mayo Clinic: I am newly pregnant and not looking forward to the terrible morning sickness I experienced with my first two pregnancies. There were weeks when it felt like I could not keep any food down. What causes morning ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mental health impact of severe pregnancy sickness

A systematic review of qualitative research on the impact of severe pregnancy sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum, HG) published today in the British Journal of Midwifery has shown that some women can become suicidal from the ...

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