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Forum > Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Anticipating HG
Hyperemesis the second time around

Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Date: 1999-12-23

Question:
I am a mother of a 15 month old girl. During my pregnancy I suffered hyperemesis for the full 9 months. We are now considering having another baby soon and would like to know if there are any pre-pregnancy "prevention" tips that might help reduce my risk of another pregnancy with hyperemesis. I am also wondering how I might obtain any new information on hyperemsis and its prevention and/or treatment. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Answer:
No two pregnancies are alike. You might not be affected by nausea and vomiting to the same degree in a future one. Still you may want to consider taking a multivitamin supplement containing Vitamin B6 before getting pregnant. If you live in Canada your doctor may recommend treatment with Diclectin at the very first manifestation of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. If you live outside of Canada your doctor may recommend that you take a combination of vitamin B6 and doxylamine succinate.

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