We’ve complied a chart that differentiates between morning sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
|Morning Sickness||Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)|
|You lose little if any weight.||You lose 5-20 pounds or more. (> 5% of prepregnancy
|Nausea and vomiting do not interfere with your ability
to eat or drink enough each day.
|Nausea and vomiting cause you to eat very little and get
dehydrated from vomiting if not treated.
|You vomit infrequently and the nausea is episodic but
not severe. It may cause discomfort and misery.
|You vomit often and may vomit bile or blood if not treated.
Nausea is usually moderate to severe and constant.
|Dietary and/or lifestyle changes are enough to help you
feel better most of the time.
|You will probably require fluid hydration through a vein
and/or medications to stop the vomiting.
|You typically will improve gradually after the first trimester,
but may be a little queasy at times during the remainder of your pregnancy.
|You usually feel somewhat better by mid-pregnancy, but
you may continue to be nauseous and/or vomit until late pregnancy.
|You will be able to work most days and care for your family.||You will likely be unable to work for weeks or months,
and may need help caring for yourself.