Severe Morning Sickness

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About 80 percent of pregnant women experience some nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy. Between three to five women in 1,000 develop such severe nausea and vomiting that weight loss and dehydration can jeopardize their health and the health of the baby. Each year, about 20,000 women are hospitalized for this condition, known as hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness).

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