Survival Guide & Downloads
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a devastating condition to many women and their families. It can result in a loss of their job and future career, as well as render them completely dependent on those around them for a time. Some women are ill for only a few months, others for their entire pregnancy, vomiting until the actual birth of their child. It can be traumatic emotionally and some women choose to forego future pregnancy plans. Often, proactive and aggressive treatment can alleviate some of the misery and lessen the negative impact on a women's life. Finding a health care professional with this thinking and experience, however, can be a challenge.
Online Survival Guide:
This guide endeavors to provide women and their families with helpful ideas for coping and managing their condition. Includes "Tips for Families & Spouses", "Baby Shake" recipe, and "What to Expect When Hospitalized."
Survival Guide PDF:
Downloadable version of the "Online Survival Guide", designed for you to be able to use the info "offline" by printing it out, because sometimes reading at a computer is not something you can do for long periods of time. (Available as a 2.1 Mb PDF.)
Hyperemesis usually leaves a women feeling hopeless and depressed. The big picture is often hard to see, especially in the early months. This downloadable chart can be printed and filled in as a reminder of how much progress is being made as the months pass. Most women have some level of relief or decrease in intensity by the third trimester, thus, there will be some increase in weight and activity. (Available as a 40 Kb PDF.)
HG Tracking (MS Excel Worksheet)
This was submitted by the husband of a woman with HG. It is for tracking symptoms and includes a diary column for events like doctor appointments and food. Most of the cells are formulas so they populate all the dates and calculation automatically. Just type in your own dates for when your pregnancy started and when you got sick, and when you think you will get better. (Available as a 41 Kb MS Excel Worksheet)
of Nausea, Vomiting, and Retching
A Nausea & Vomiting Index you can fill out and take to your health professional. (Available as a 120 Kb PDF.)
Updated on: Apr. 18, 2013